BIG LOVE: Happy Valentine's Day With A Chunky Knitted Heart Tutorial

13 02 2016 DIY

Hi Knitters - I brought you a sweet last minute Valentine's Day - or any other day! - idea:

A chunky knitted heart you can knit up in minutes. Great for decorating a pillow case or adding a lovely accent to a blanket for example.

OR...sew it onto the front or back of your favorite knitted sweater to show some extra BIG LOVE!

knitted heart pattern, Valentine's Day DIY idea made of extra chunky yarn wool, gestricktes Herz aus extra dicker Wolle, Anleitung

Thanks to LoveKnitting.com I could finally put my hands on some Tjockt Fat&Sassy Merino.

Oh my - what a wonderful yarn! So soft and luxurious. And I LOVE this Dusty Rose colour - super pretty!

Of course you can use any other chunky yarn - like Loopy Mango Big Loop for example ;-) or yarn leftover for this as well or multiply strands of thinner yarn to reach at least needle size 25mm.

The finished knitted heart has a size of about 36x36cm. You can easily adjust the size by adding more stitches and more rows or do less stitches and less rows. 

You need:

- About 200gr super chunky wool yarn 

- Straight or circular needles size 25-30mm

- Some embroidery floss and sewing needle

- scissors  

knitted heart pattern, Valentine's Day DIY idea made of extra chunky yarn wool, gestricktes Herz aus extra dicker Wolle, Anleitung

Here we go: Please note that you do a K1 and YO at the beginning of each row (not at the end!)

Cast on 3 sts

Row 1: knit

Row 2: K1, YO, K to end

Repeat Row 2 (7times) until you have 10 stitches on your needle

Next 7 rows: K1, YO, (K2tog), K to end (You could also just knit those 7 rows but the YO makes a nicer border...)

Now part the stitches equally - 5+5 - for the heart arches.

Right heart arch: K1, YO, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches.

Row 2 of the right heart arch: K1, YO, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches.

Row 3 of the right heart arch: K1, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches

Cast off: K1, (K2tog), K1

Left heart arch ( attention please: this row starts in the middle of the heart!): K1, YO, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches.

Row 2 of the left heart arch: K1, YO, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches.

Row 3 of the left heart arch: K1, (K2tog), K to end of the 5 stitches.

Cast off: K1, (K2tog), K1

Weave in the ends or partially leave them like I did and with large stitches of embroidering floss sew the chunky knitted heart onto a pillow case or any other place you like.

My pillow has a diameter of 60cm. 

knitted heart pattern, Valentine's Day DIY idea made of extra chunky yarn wool, gestricktes Herz aus extra dicker Wolle, Anleitung

HAPPY KNITTING and HAPPY VALENTNE'S DAY,

Anette 

P.S. I posted the tutorial for the cute knitted bunny here on my blog...


Full Swing Into Spring

13 01 2016

Happy Hello dear readers!!

With fresh soft colored spring flowers I bought from market for our kitchen the new year feels already full in swing and gets me excited about spring.

I know I know....it will be a while though but the days are getting longer bit by bit and each day we will get closer to spring...

Not that I mind a few more crisp and snowy days on the way...we'll see what nature holds.

May the New Year also hold lots of health and happiness for you and your loved ones.

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Happy Day,

Anette