Knitted Heart Gifts (free pattern) – Garlands, Bookmarks and Key chains

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So.. a while back the lovely Liz from Me and My Shadow shared a gorgeous little Knitted Heart Parttern. I confess, that I hadn’t had a chance to make it.. and after only about 18 months, I finally had a go at knitting my own little knitted hearts! And the funny thing was – once I made one knitted heart, I couldn’t stop! I found the pattern so cute and easy, that I just hat to make more and more hearts. I think these little hearts are super as Heart Key Rings, as heart bookmarks, but also would look adorable as a Knitted Heart Garland.  They are also super cute, filled with lavender and popped into a pocket – for 5minutes of calm and happiness, if you need a break from your day (perfect little “I love you heart” for back to school wobbles, I think! Fill with lavender and rice to make it a mini sensory love you experience!).

See the original Knitted Heart Pattern here (though have copied it out below). And read more from Liz at Me and My Shadow here!

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Knitted Hearts - Key Rings, Zipper Pulls, book marks

Knitted Heart Kery Ring

YOUR FREE Knitted Heart Pattern:

1. Cast on 2 stitches and leave a long trail (this can be crochet chain stitched into a loop at the end if you require).

2. Row 1: knit into front and back of stitch (making 2 stitches where there was one), knit to last stitch, knit into front and back of stitch.

3. Row 2: purl 1 row.  Repeat these 2 rows 6 times in total (14 stitches).

UPDATE – to make clear, Step 3: Repeat these 2 rows another 5 times, making it 6 x (knit1, purl1, increase at both ends) in total and therefore 14 stitches

4. Row 3: knit 2 stitches together, knit 5 and turn, leaving 7 stitches on the needle.

5. Row 4: purl 2 stitches together, purl 2, purl 2 stitches together.

6. Cast off 4 stitches.  Cut a long piece of wool (about 10 inches) and weave through the back of the piece to reattach to the other side where you left off.

7. Row 5: knit 5, knit 2 stitches together.

8. Row 6: purl 2 stitches together, purl 2, purl 2 stitches together.

9. Cast off 4 stitches.

You should now have one heart.

Finishing off your Knitted Heart DIY:

knitted heart pattern - quick and easy

Knit two hearts.

knitted heart pattern - make key chains, zipper pulls, garlnds and bookmarks!

Placing the right sides together, start sewing all the way round you heart. I left any “dangly bits” to help stuff the heart afterwards. Leave an opening at the top.knitted heart pattern - great for little gifts


Turn right way round and stuff – I used wool left overs – nice and thrifty.

Knitted Heart Kery Ring

If you are turning it into a key ring or book mark, add your “extension” at this point, so you can sew it “Into your heart”. I made a nice secure knot o the wool holding the beads, which I could then sew tightly into my finished knitted heart.Knitted Hearts - Key Rings, Zipper Pulls, book marks


Ta-da…… aren’t these knitted hearts simply the cutest? The kids have one each on their book bags and I use the bookmark myself.

Knitting for Beginners - Simple Heart Project (free pattern)

This photo shows the knitted heart size difference – depending on how thick your wool is and thus what size needles you use. But you can see that all knitted hearts look cute and that the heart pattern does work for different needle sizes!

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