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Ready for Another Valentine Heart Pattern? Yarn Along

I know, I have been knitting a lot of hearts… I love knitting them and the other night while dozing off to sleep, I thought about this heart within a heart. I thought about how I could place a small heart-shaped opening right in the centre of a knitted heart. So, this is what I came up with, starting off with one piece, knitting up each side, one at a time and then joining again at the top. I think they are perfect for decorating gifts for birthdays, holidays, Valentine’s Day etc…

I am going to put all these little hearts together and make a garland…

Materials:
Oddments of DK or hand spun yarn, I tried both and found the DK to work the best as it gives a wonderful heart shape.
4mm needles
Sewing up needle

Pattern:
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: kfb into the front stitch and kfb into the second stitch. (4 stitches)
Continue alternating these two rows until you have 8 stitches on the needle.
Knit 4 stitches, turn work (you can leave the remaining stitches on the other needle)
Knit 2 together, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4, turn work
Knit 2 together, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4, turn work
Knit 2 tog, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4, turn work
Knit 4 rows, turn work

Cast on 5 stitches.

Cast off 2 stitches (cast off by knitting 2 stitches and taking the back stitch over the front stitch, then knitting another stitch and then taking the back stitch over the front stitch) knit 4 stitches, knit 2 together, turn work.
Knit 6 stitches

Put these 6 stitches on a stitch holder. Break yarn.
Join ball of yarn to the stitches in the middle of the heart, and now to knit the other side of the heart.
Knit 2 together, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4 stitches, turn work
Knit 2 together, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4 stitches, turn work
Knit 2 together, knit 1, kfb, turn work
Knit 4 stitches, turn work
Knit 4 rows, turn work,
Cast on 5 stitches, cast off 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches, knit 2 together, as you did above for the other top of the heart.

Place all the stitches on one needle.
Knit 1 row with all stitches.
Knit 6 stitches, turn work.
Knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, turn (4 stitches on working needle)
Knit stitches on working needle, turn
Knit 2 together, knit 2 together, turn
Knit 2 together.
Bind off
This is the top of one side of the heart finished.

Now to finish the other top of the heart. Attach the yarn at the middle of the heart , shown in the above photo.
Knit 6 stitches,
Knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together,
Knit row
Knit 2 together, knit 2 together,
Knit 2 together.
Bind off

Once your little heart is finished, you can begin sewing in all the ends. The two pieces in the centre that were ‘cast off’ need to be sewn together all the way down to form the heart shape. I usually leave long ends when I cast off the top pieces, then I sew them in towards the centre and have long pieces of yarn on the top that can be braided etc…

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only:)

Have a lovely week:)
Happy knitting
xo

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Butternut Squash Knitting Pattern

Today I have been knitting up butternut squash… It was a suggestion from Caiden, he loves butternut soup:) It’s an easy and simple little pattern I have knitted with the magic loop, but you can easily knit it up with DPNs in the round as well… I think a few of them knitted up and placed in a bowl would look quite fetching and even displayed on an Autumn / Fall nature table would look quite sweet too… We are venturing into Spring here in the southern hemisphere and we have just finished planting these lovely vegetables, so many varieties of pumpkin and squash, I can’t wait to see what they look like…
Materials:
A few grams of handspun butternut squash yarn
Green yarn for the stalk
4mm circular needles or DPNs
Merino fleece
Wool sewing needle
Love:)

Pattern:
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (20 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and back of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and facb of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (34 stitches)
Round 7: Knit
Round 8: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the fron and fack of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 1 stitch on the end of the round. (45 stitches)
Rounds 9-19: Knit
Round 20: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together all across the round) (30 stitches)
Round 21: Knit
Round 22: Knit
Round 23: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 24: Knit
Round 25: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 23 stitches)
Rounds 26-31: Knit
Round 32: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 20 stitches)
Rounds 33-45: Knit
Round 46: (Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (17 stitches)
Round 47: Knit
Round 48: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (12 stitches)

Break thread and thread yarn onto a wool needle. Thread the wool needle through the stitches, remove the knitting needles, stuff with fleece, shaping as you go to get the butternut shape. When finish, pull tight and finish off. Sew in the thread at the base of your butternut.

Stem:
Pick up 4 stitches with a double pointed needle and knit an i-cord for an inch or so.
Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, keep knitting together until you have one stitch left and bind off.

Measurements when finished:
7 inches tall to the top of the stalk, knitted in a handspun yarn.

And there you have it, a finished knitted butternut!
Enjoy:)

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