Hearts by Anna Hrachovec


February 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4 - 8 yards (4 - 7 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

June 2020 Update: I’ve revised this pattern to include circular knitting instructions! The new version is now available as a free download here.

For anyone looking for a last-minute hand-made Valentine’s Day gift idea, done and done! These little hearts make a perfect topper for a box of chocolates, or a little handful of them will make your sweetie smile.

You’ll need about 6 yards of yarn per heart, and a foot or two of black yarn for eyes. Choose needles (straight, circular, or double-pointed) that are 2-3 sizes smaller than the standard recommendation for the yarn you’re using, to get a tight gauge. You’ll need a pinch of stuffing or scrap yarn for plump, squeezable hearts.