Little Heart Pillow

Little Heart Pillow

Materials:  US 8 ( mm) circular needle with 16" cable; worsted weight yarn (approximately 30 yards). Note:  100% wool was used to create the pillow in the picture.  This product can be felted if 100% wool is used. Heart shown is not felted. 
Gauge: 5 stitches x 6 rows (stockinette)
Finished measurements (measured flat, unstuffed): 4 inches wide by 4 inches high.

To Begin:
Co 8 stitches using figure 8 method (4 stitches on each needle).
Knit one round.

Round 2 (Front): knit 1, m1 (from front of fabric, knit through back of stitch), knot across the row, end m1 (from front of fabric, knit through back of stitch), k1.  Repeat for back side of work.
Round 3: knit across front and back of fabric.

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until there are 24 stitches on each side of the heart.

Round 1:  knit 12, place next 24 stitches on waste yarn, knit remaining 12 stitches.
Round 2: k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1; repeat on back side.
Round 3: knit all stitches.
Round 4: k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1; repeat on back side.
Round 5: knit all stitches.
Round 6: k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1; repeat on back side
Round 7: k1, ssk, k2tog, k1; repeat on back side. (4 stitches remain on each side of the heart.)
Round 8: ssk, k2tog; repeat on back side.

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches; pull taught. Secure and weave in end.

Side 2
Pick up stitches from waste yarn from back side (completed side of heart facing to the left). 

Join yarn. Repeat rounds 1-8 for second side of heart.

A small hole will remain in the top middle of the heart for stuffing.  Stitch closed using mattress stitch to finish.  Weave in ends.

Copyright 2012, Keya Kuhn.  This pattern is intended for personal use only.  Permission must be obtained from the pattern designer for reproduction rights for sale of items made from this pattern.

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