Heart Knitting Pattern


Make a little plush heart softie with this easy knitting pattern, then make more and leave them in places for people to find!

This piece was knit entirely flat on straight needles and then seamed. This is a great little project for using up any leftover yarns from your stash.

They can also make great Valentine’s decorations.

The pattern is easy to follow, knit flat on straight needles.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

Heart knitting patternKnit Heart Pattern

You can use up leftover yarns in your stash and make lots of hearts in different colours.

The heart pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning new stitches.

If you would like to make more knitted items for the home, please take a look at the other patterns in the home knitting pattern library.

Yield: Mini Heart

Heart Knitting Pattern

Heart Knitting Pattern
Make a little plush heart softie with this easy knitting pattern.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x 50g ball of DK Yarn
  • Any leftovers from your yarn stash will do!


  • Toy Stuffing
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • Stitch holder


Top and base of heart

Cast on 2 sts

Rows 1-2 – st,st, start with a knit row

Row 3 – knit, increasing 1 st at beg and end of row

Row 4 – purl

Row 5 – repeat row 3

Row 6 – purl

Row 7 – repeat row 3

Row 8 – purl

Row 9 – repeat row 3

Row 10 – purl

Row 11 – repeat row 3

Row 12 – 14 – continue in st,st

Row 15 – knit, increasing 1 st at beg and end of row

Row 16 – 18 – cont in st,st

Row 19 – repeat row 15

Row 20 – Purl first 8 sts, turn and continue working on these 8 sts. Transfer others to a stitch holder.

Row 21 – *K2tog, k4, k2tog

Row 22 – purl

Row 23 – K2tog, k2, k2tog

Row 24 – purl

Row 25 – k2tog, k2tog

Row 26 – p2tog

Break yarn leaving a long end. Thread through the last stitch on the needle*.

Transfer 8 sts on stitch holder to needle and repeat from * to *.

Side of heart

Cast on 10 sts

Rows 1-75 – st,st

Cast off.

Making Up

With wrong sides facing, sew the short edges of the side strip together. Stitch the heart shaped top to the side, easing it gently into shape.

Repeat for the base, leaving a small gap for stuffing. Turn right side out and fill with toy stuffing. Stitch up the gap.


Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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