ODDknit - Free Knitting Patterns - Juggling Hearts
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Juggling Hearts (R2)

a juggling heart

Why not juggle with some hearts this Valentine's Day? Or, if you're not in the mood, just throw them at people.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • pink/red double knit yarn
  • toy stuffing or popping corn
  • 5 x double ended knitting needles (2.75mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

Cast on 6 stitches. Separate onto 3 needles and join into the round. Continue as follows.

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

  1. Rounds 1-2: k –
  2. Round 3: kfb x 6 (12)
  3. Round 4: k –
  4. Round 5: {[k1, kfb] x 2, kfb, k1} x 2 (18)
  5. Round 6: k –
  6. Round 7: {k2, kfb, [kfb, k2] x 2} x 2 (24)
  7. Round 8: k –
  8. Round 9: {[k3, kfb] x 2, kfb, k3} x 2 (30)
  9. Round 10: k –
  10. Round 11: {k4, kfb, [kfb, k4] x 2} x 2 (36)
  11. Round 12: k –
  12. Round 13: {[k5, kfb] x 2, kfb, k5} x 2 (42)
  13. Round 14: k –
  14. Round 15: {k6, kfb, [kfb, k6] x 2} x 2 (48)
  15. Round 16: k –
  16. Round 17: {[k7, kfb] x 2, kfb, k7} x 2 (54)
  17. Rounds 18-20: k –

K27, cast on 9. Join these 36 stitches into the round to form the first lobe. (36)

  1. Rounds 22-23: k –
  2. Round 24: [k2tog, k7] x 4 (32)
  3. Round 25: k –
  4. Round 26: [k4, k2tog, k2] x 4 (28)
  5. Round 27: k –
  6. Round 28: [k2tog, k5] x 4 (24)
  7. Round 29: [k3, k2tog, k1] x 4 (20)
  8. Round 30: k –
  9. Round 31: [k2tog, k3] x 4 (16)
  10. Round 32: [k2, k2tog] x 4 (12)
  11. Round 33: [k2tog, k1] x 4 (8)

Thread yarn through remaining sts. Do not pull tight until stuffing is complete.

Reattach yarn. K27, pick up 9 sts along cast on edge.

Continue from Round 22 until no sts remain.

Making Up:

Stuff your heart shape through the small holes remaining in the lobes. Using popping corn, or similar sized beans gives the heart enough weight to be thrown accurately. Toy stuffing works too but the hearts are much less satisfying to catch.

Close up the holes and sew in any loose ends securely.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!