These three sizes of knitted felt hearts combined with the felt beads can be used in many creative ways. String them together to make garlands or wall hangings. Embellish them with needle felting, buttons and beads to give them your own personal touch.
Each heart is knitted flat in a single piece with a back seam, only basic shaping is used to don’t be scared if you are a beginner knitter!
These hearts and beads are quick to knit, then magically transformed into thick soft felt by a ride in your washing machine!
This pattern uses Aran weight /10ply yarn
Please make sure your chosen yarn is a suitable for felting. Choose yarns which are 100% virgin wool and labelled as hand wash only. Most yarn companies now specify if their yarn will felt easily.
Felted Size Hearts Small 6cm (H) 7cm (W) Medium 8cm (H) 9cm (W) Large 9cm (H) 11cm (W)
Beads - 2cm/0.75”
Yardage Small 6g (12m, 13yds) Medium 9g (17m, 19yds)) Large 15g (29m, 32yds)
- 5 page knitting pattern
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size- 6mm .UK size 4, US 10 , , *Recommended yarn – Lion Brand Cascade 220
- polyfibre toy stuffing. , , *Strong thread for stringing hearts
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk