A Half Dozen (Or So) Hearts to Knit

knit heart with charmsValentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for some reason I’ve been in denial about that fact. I guess I don’t want to believe we’re already a month and a half into this year!

But the good news is, if you’ve been putting off holiday crafting you can still knit something cute for your sweetie or just to decorate your house or yourself.

My classic pattern for the day of love is this knit heart, which is worked in bulky yarn and you can literally knit it in a couple of hours. (I also have a small version you can use as a pin or to decorate a card, and I just knit a worsted weight version earlier this week that is pictured here with some charms on it.)

In addition to my patterns at About, here are some more cute heart projects you still have time to knit.

  • These simple stockinette stitch hearts from Colorfull Creations can be worked in three different sizes to make a simple wall hanging (or a mobile for a baby’s room?)
  • The itty bitty hearts from Knitting with Heart use just 4.5 feet of yarn each and are completed in three rows of knitting. Make a bunch in different colors for a pretty bunting, or use them to decorate cards.
  • The Heart Puff Necklace from Knitting is Awesome (cool name, huh?) is another quick knit that would be a great gift for your girlfriends. You could also use it as a keychain fob.
  • If you’re a fan of dishcloths, check out this cute Heart Lace Cloth, which uses a fun charted motif from Barbara Walker.

Are you knitting anything for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear about it!



  1. says

    Really love the simplicity of these hearts,
    I’m going to make up a few,in different colours,to add to premmie packs,when teddys have run out
    Thank you for the pattern xx


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