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Fall in love with YARN this Valentine's Day…❤️❤️❤️❤️





Valentines day. ❤️


A day of celebration; honouring the ones you love and the coming of spring.







And we wanted to spread the love this year and share some quick and easy patterns for you to create a beautiful yarn heart for someone special in your life.


❤️Crochet Heart Pattern (English terminology)


(Sc- single crochet, dc- double crochet, tr- treble crochet, sl st- slip stitch, sts- stitches)


YARN: Any DK weight yarn of choice


HOOKS AND NOTIONS:

  • 3.5mm or 4mm hook

  • Darning needle

PATTERN:

Round 1:

Make a magic ring and chain 3

Into the ring make 2tr, 3dc, 1tr, 3dc, 2tr chain 3. Close magic ring and sl st into the centre.

Round 2:

Make 1sl st and 1dc into the chain space, 2sc into each of the next 2tr sts, make 1sc into the next 3dc sts (1sc, chain 2, 1sc) into the tr stitch at the tip of the heart, 1sc into next 3dc, 2sc into next 2tr sts, sc1 and sl st into chain space, sl st through centre of heart, chain 1 and fasten off.



❤️Knitted Heart Pattern (knitted flat)


YARN

Use a DK weight yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight) in any colour you want


NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • A pair of 3.75 mm (US 5) single pointed needles, minimum length 20 cm

  • A darning or tapestry needle for seaming

  • Toy filling to stuff your hearts

  • A stitch holder


NOTES: Each heart is knitted in stocking stitch and made from one piece, stuffed, and seamed up the back to make a perfect heart. The heart is worked flat on single pointed needles (not on circular)

Finished heart is 6.5 cm wide and high


CAST ON: Using long tail cast on 6 sts

KNITTING PATTERN

Start at the bottom tip.

Row 1 and all following WS rows before row 16: Purl.

Row 2 (RS): [K1, m1] twice, k2, [m1, k1] twice. (10 sts)

Row 4: K2, [m1, k1] twice, k3, [m1, k1] twice, k1. (14 sts)

Row 6: K3, [m1, k1] twice, k5, [m1, k1] twice, k2. (18 sts)

Row 8: K4, [m1, k1] twice, k7, [m1, k1] twice, k3. (22 sts)

Row 10: K5, [m1, k1] twice, k9, [m1, k1] twice, k4. (26 sts)

Row 12: K6, [m1, k1] twice, k11, [m1, k1] twice, k5. (30 sts)

Row 14: K7, [m1, k1] twice, k13, [m1, k1] twice, k6. (34 sts)

Row 16: Knit. The bottom section of the heart is now complete. Now work the first “bump” at the top.

Row 17: P17, do not break the working yarn, and transfer the last 17 sts from your knitting needle onto a stitch holder to hold them to work later for the second side of the heart. (17 sts)


From row 18, work the 17 sts on your knitting needle for the first side of the heart with the working yarn.

Row 18: Knit.

Row 19: Purl. Row 20: [k1, k2tog, k3, ssk] twice, k1. (13 sts)

Row 21: Purl. Row 22: [k1, k2tog, k1, ssk] twice, k1. (9 sts) Pull through to cast off.


The first half of the heart is complete. Now work the second side.

Transfer the held 17 sts from the stitch holder onto your knitting needle with the WS facing you ready to purl, and join in the working yarn for row 1.


Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: [k1, k2tog, k3, ssk] twice, k1. (13 sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: [k1, k2tog, k1, ssk] twice, k1. (9 sts)

Pull through to cast off.


FINISHING:

Use mattress stitch for seaming.

Sew the side edges of the first side of the heart together from the gathered cast off sts down to row 17, and repeat with the second side.

You should have two finished heart crescents at the top of your heart.

Stuff lightly with toy stuffing and then sew the side edges of the bottom of the heart together (rows 17 down to row 1).

Finish by gathering the cast on sts together at the bottom tip of the heart.



❤️Some other pattern suggestions to celebrate Valentines



Folk inspired, twee potholder for the kitchen.


We suggest making this in Blacker Yarns

Swan DK or Toft DK Yarn







A simple yet delicate knit perfect for a date night.


Why not knit up in The Fibre Co. Amble in 'Wild Rose' to create a lovely garment for your wardrobe.




Amble is a fingering weight yarn made from a blend of eco-friendly washable wool and alpaca for comfort as well as recycled nylon for strength. Although this was designed for sock knitting it is a very versatile and durable yarn which can be for a wide range of projects such as vests and sweaters as it is easy care and super soft.












We knitted this top-down lace work lightweight sweater in The Fibre Co. Cirro Sports Weight

It's a beautiful garment and knits up really quickly using a 6mm needle.




Cirro brushed yarn is made in a mill in Southern Peru, home of the alpaca. It is a sport weight yarn and the Alpaca and merino create a soft halo fabric that is very light and lovely next to the skin.


❤️Happy Valentine's everyone ❤️


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