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Knit Heart Ornament Pattern
Skill level: easy
1 pack Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach, which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need 1 skein of blue to complete the ornament.
size US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
stitch holder or scrap yarn
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
WS – wrong side
p – purl
RS – right side
k – knit
M1R – make 1 right-leaning stitch. Here’s a tutorial.
M1L – make 1 left-leaning stitch. Here’s a tutorial.
(X sts) – X indicates the number of sts that will now be on your needle
rep – repeat
ssk – slip one st as if to knit, slip one as if to purl, k2 sts together through the back loop
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
BO – bind off
mattress stitch – A seaming technique for joining knit pieces. Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & dimensions: 22 sts & 28 rows over 4 inches, knit in stockinette stitch. Finished ornament measures approx. 3.5” tall and 3.75” wide.
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Heart Panels (make 2)
CO 3 sts
odd rows 1-23. (WS) p across.
row 2. (RS) k1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1. (5 sts)
row 4. k1, M1R, k to last st, M1L, k1. (7 sts)
even rows 6-18. Rep row 4. (21 sts)
rows 20 & 22. k21.
row 24. k 10, ssk, k9. (20 sts)
Begin working only on left top of heart.
row 25. p 10, turn. (You’re only working half of the row.) Place other 10 sts on holder.
row 26. ssk, k6, k2tog. (8 sts)
row 27. p8. row 28. ssk, k4, k2tog. (6 sts)
row 29. p6. row 30. ssk, k2, k2tog. (4 sts)
BO in pattern.
Break yarn, draw tail through last loop to secure.
Knit right heart top.
Move 10 live stitches from holder to knitting needle. Add yarn and rep rows 25-30, forming the top right of the heart. BO in pattern. Break yarn, draw tail through last loop to secure.
Once you’ve knit two hearts, sew the two hearts together using the mattress stitch with right sides facing out. Work all the way around, stuffing the heart with poly-fil as you go. Weave in ends. Using a needle & thread, sew a scrap of ribbon to the back of your finished ornament to hang.