"There are three things that remain - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching I had to share with you this little pattern I made yesterday. It's super fast and easy which means you can whip one (or more!) up in plenty of time. I knit him out of worsted weight cotton, but you really could use any yarn and needles you would like to make him larger or smaller to suit your taste. Enjoy!
Finished Measurements: 3 1/2 inches wide by about 3 1/2 inches tall
Yarn: Bernat Cottontots (100% cotton; 100 grams) or any worsted weight yarn would work - Country Pink
and small amounts of Bernat Cottontots - Wonder White and Lion Brand Cotton - Black (or just use any small amounts of worsted weight yarn for feet and hands)
Small amount of fiberfil
Needles: US 7 double-pointed needles
Tools: Yarn needle, scissors
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 back loops
Heart Body (Make 2)
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 = 16 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 Legs (make 4)
Cast on 4 sts and work i-cord for 2 1/2 inches - bind off. Sew onto body using the picture for a guide.
Feet (make 2)
With black yarn and two double-pointed needles used as straight needles cast on 6 sts
Rows 1-8: *k1, sl 1* repeat to the end of row
cut yarn leaving a 8 inch tail and thread through yarn needle. Take knitting needle out of stitches carefully and gently form a tube by squeezing slightly near the bottom of the piece. Draw tail through live stitches and then turn the piece inside out so the right side is facing outward. Gather the top tightly and stitch closed. Taking the tail end, sew the foot onto the end of the leg.
Hands (make 2)
With white yarn, follow instructions for feet, and when complete, sew onto ends of arms.
With the black yarn threaded on yarn needle stitch on face using picture as guide.
Congratulations!! You are finished!! Now find someone who needs a little love in their life and pass him on!