Make 15 knit, stuffed and fulled plump little hearts from a single hank of Peruvia.
Heartfelt knit and fulled in Berroco Ultra® Alpaca
Skill level: Easy
Approximately 3” high x 2 1/2” wide (after fulling)
1 Hank Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Chunky (100 grs), #7281 Redwood Mix
(Pattern originally written for 1 hank of Berroco Peruvia (100 grs), #7132 Tomate)
Note: 1 hank will make approximately 15 hearts
Straight knitting needles, size 9 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St holder
Small amount polyester stuffing
18 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With straight needles, cast on 4 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Inc Row 1 (RS): (K1, M1k) 3 times, k1 – 7 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Inc Row 2 (RS): (K1, M1k) 6 times, k1 – 13 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Inc Row 3 (RS): (K1, M1k) 12 times, k1 – 25 sts. (Purl 1 row, knit 1 row) twice, purl
1st Hump: Next Row (RS): K12, M1k, sl remaining 13 sts to holder – 13 sts. Turn.
Cast on 3 sts, p to end – 16 sts. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
Dec Row 1 (RS): (K1, k2 tog) 5 times, k1 – 11 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1
Dec Row 2 (RS): (K2 tog) 5 times, k1 – 6 sts. Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.
Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and
secure. Sew seam down to cast-on sts.
2nd Hump: With RS facing, pick up 3 sts in 3 cast-on sts, then k13 sts from holder –
16 sts. Complete same as 1st Hump. Sew seam to 1” from bottom. Stuff heart, then
sew remaining seam.
Felt heart in washing machine using soap and hot water. Because heart is stuffed, it
will not felt completely, but will “full”. This process makes the stitches fuller and fluffier
but you will still be able to define each stitch.