Heart Decal - Free Knit Pattern

Knitters, I haven't forgotten about you! This is a great mini-project for the weekend! You have so many choices with this! Change the gauge and change the size of your heart! I've used @Yarnspirations Bernat Blanket yarn and these work up to be approx. 16'x16. Use them as placemats or sew 2 together and stuff them to make a decorative pillow.


OR


Use a smaller gauge, attach a name tag, and viola, personalized Valentine's!







This is made with BernatBlanket Yarn so it's so soft and cuddly!


Pattern Notes:

This is a two-sided pillow with one side in stocking stitch and the other side ribbed (in Knit 1 Pearl 1) then stuffed and sewn together. It's an easy project that shouldn't take more than a couple hours to complete!


Materials:

  • One ball of your fav super bulky yarn - I used Bernat Blanket Yarn in Race Car Red

  • US #11 (8MM) Knitting Needles

  • Stuffing/Batting to fill pillow (if making into a pillow)

  • Embroidery needle with large eye



Gauge:

7 st - 8 rows = 4" (10 cm)


Size:

Approx. 16x16in.


Pattern:

Side 1: STOCKINETTE STITCH (knit odd rows, pearl even rows):

Cast on 8 sts

Rows 1-4: Increase 1 st at each end (16sts)

Row 5-14: Knit even (no increases) keeping in line with STOCKINETTE STITCH pattern

Row 15: Add 8 stitches at the beginning of next row (24sts)

*Row 16: Purl to last st, increase 1 in last st.

Row 17: Knit even*

Row 18-25: Repeat rows 16 & 17 until added 5 sts (29 sts)

Row 26-33: Knit even

Row 34: decrease 1 at beginning

Row 35: Knit even

Repeat rows 24 &35 until 24 sts remain

Bind off.




Side 2: GARTER (Knit every row):

Cast on 8 sts

Rows 1-4: Increase 1 st at each end (16sts)

Row 5-14: Knit even (no increases) keeping in line with GARTER pattern

Row 15: Add 8 stitches at the beginning of next row (24sts)

*Row 16: Purl to last st, increase 1 in last st.

Row 17: Knit even*

Row 18-25: Repeat rows 16 & 17 until added 5 sts (29 sts)

Row 26-33: Knit even

Row 34: decrease 1 at beginning

Row 35: Knit even

Repeat rows 24 &35 until 24 sts remain

Bind off.


Finishing:

IF making into a pillow: Place two hearts on top of each other, with wrong sides facing. Sew together leaving a small hole to stuff with batting. Sew closed and enjoy!