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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sevgilim - Knitted Valentine Heart


Meet Sevgilim he's a cute  knitted valentine heart and nothing says I love you, like a hand~knit valentine heart.




Materials
Yarn: any worsted weight yarn (double knit type) would work – Red or Pink
and small amounts of White and Black worsted weight yarn for feet and hands
Small amount of fiberfil

Needles: 4mm double-pointed needles for smaller heart 6mm for larger heart

Tools: Yarn needle, scissors



Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
m1 - make one by inserting the left needle from the front to the back under the bar in between the stich on the left needle and the stitch on the right needle and place the bar onto the right-hand needle. Knit this through the back loop.
k2tog - knit two together
psso - pass slipped stich over
sl - slip
ssk - slip two stitches separately as if to knit, knit these two stitches together through the front loops



Pattern

Heart Body (Make 2)

For small heart use needle size 4mm and single thickness of yarn. For larger heart use 6mm needles and double thickness of yarn. Both sizes worked the same.
Using 2 double-pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 3 sts

(RS) Row 1: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1 = 5 sts
(WS) Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Purl
Row 3: k1, m1, k3, m1, k1 = 7 sts
Row 5: k1, m1, k5, m1, k1 = 9 sts
Row 6: Purl
cut yarn and leave on needle.

Using 2 other double-pointed needles, repeat the above so that you now have two pieces for the top of the heart.   
Join the two pieces together by on row 7 of the current piece you are working on: k1, m1, k7, k2tog (do this by knitting the last stitch from the current piece together with the first stitch from the first piece), k7, m1, k1 = 19 sts total
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Row 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 23: k, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 2 sts will be decreased in each row. When completed row 23 you will have a total of 5 st.
Row 25: k1, sl, k2tog, psso, k1 = 3 sts
Row 27: sl, k2tog, psso = 1 st - cut yarn and thread through yarn needle and pull end through loop.
Weave in ends then take a piece of yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Whipstitch both pieces together, leaving a small space, stuff with fiberfil and finish sewing together.

 Arms and Hands (make 2)
Using the picture as a guide pick up 4 sts and work i- cord for 8cm then change to white for hands and work 4 rows, then nxt row knit 2 tog twice (2sts), nxt row knit 2 together and thread yarn through loop to fasten off.

Legs and Feet (make 2)
Using the picture as a guide pick up 4 sts and work i- cord for 8cm then change to black for feet and work 4 rows, then nxt row knit 2 tog twice (2sts), nxt row knit 2 together and thread yarn through loop to fasten off.

  
Face

With the black yarn threaded on yarn needle stitch on face using picture as guide.

Find someone who needs a little love in their life and pass him on!

                                   Happy Valentine's Day!

Adapted from original pattern by Fairytale Knits.

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