How To Make a Knitted Heart Necklace Free Pattern Tutorial

By Lauren

how to make a knitted heart necklace free knitting patternWhen I was thinking up design ideas for my Valentine’s Day inspired collection of knitting patterns “Follow Your Heart”, I thought it would be really fun to make a little heart puff to make a knitted heart necklace!  I started looking at what was already out there, and came across this cute little heart pattern on Martha Stewart’s site for a catnip toy.  I modified the pattern so that the heart would be knit in the round as one piece on double-pointed needles so you wouldn’t have to sew the 2 sides together at the end as instructed in the pattern on Martha Stewart’s site.  Whether you use her pattern or the modified one below, the result will be the same, a cute little stuffed heart!  I made one with size 2 needles and sport weight yarn for the necklace, and a larger one using an aran weight wool and size 4 needles for a toy for my cat to play with, both turned out super cute and fun!

Here is how I modified the pattern to be worked in the round below, and the materials that I used for the heart necklace:

Materials:

US 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)

Lion Brand Microspun in Fuchsia

Tapestry needle

Stuffing

28″ chain for necklace

Small metal clasp

Abbreviations:

BO: bind off

CO: cast on

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

kfb: knit into front and back of stitch

p: purl

rnd: round

st(s): stitch(es)

Directions:

CO 4 sts.

Kfb every st – 8 sts.

Divide 8 sts over 3 needles (4 sts on needle 1, 2 sts on needles 2 and 3).  Join to work in rnd, taking care not to twist sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: Kfb, k to last st on needle 1, kfb, kfb, k to last st on needle 3, kfb – 12 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit

Rep last 2 rnds until there are 28 sts.

Next Rnd : K2tog, k5, join with needle 3, with extra needle k5 (from needle 3), k2tog – 12 live sts, 14 sts held for other side of heart on dpns.

Next Rnd: [K2tog, k2, k2tog] x 2 – 8 sts.

BO in Kitchener St to join front and back of heart.

Join yarn at center of heart to work 14 held sts.

Next Rnd: K5, k2tog, k2tog k5 – 12 sts.

Next Rnd: Join 2 sides and [K2tog, k2, k2tog] x 2 – 8 sts.

BO in Kitchener St to join front and back of heart.

Finishing:

Trim tails to approximately 2 inches.  Excluding tails at top center of heart, pull tails to inside or heart closing up any holes as you pull them in.

Stuff heart.

Use center tails to sew up center sides of heart, then double knot ends and pull to center.

String a chain with a small metal clasp, and clasp knitted heart at top center of heart.

Woo-lah!  You just made yourself some awesome knitted jewelry!  Enjoy!  For more fun Valentine’s Day inspired patterns, check out my brand new collection “Follow Your Heart”! ♥

P.S. If you make this necklace, please post pics of your project on Ravelry here!

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7 Comments on How To Make a Knitted Heart Necklace Free Pattern Tutorial

  1. Anastasia
    February 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm (2 years ago)

    That is such a cute necklace!

    Reply
    • admin
      February 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm (2 years ago)

      I think so too! Happy you like it :)

      Reply
  2. Anya
    February 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

    This is adorable! I like that it is actually wearable too… and my style (I love long necklaces)! I totally want to make one to wear at work on the big day to brighten the office up a little bit :P

    Reply
    • admin
      February 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay! I hope you do Anya :)

      Reply
  3. marili
    June 7, 2013 at 5:18 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! I try to do this lovely heart, but i’m stuck a round (becouse english is not my first language): Next Rnd : K2tog, k5, join with needle 3, with extra needle k5 (from needle 3), k2tog – 12 live sts, 14 sts held for other side of heart on dpns.
    Could you please try to clarify how this do? Thank you very very mutch!

    Reply

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