Valentine’s Day is truly right around the corner–and it looks like we’ll have more snowed-in days before the holiday actually arrives! These little felted hearts make a perfect snow day project and add a cute handmade element to your Valentine’s Day decorations. The pattern is a free Ravelry download from Teresa Fox called “Little Hearts.” The pattern calls for any feltable worsted weight wool; we chose Manos Wool Clasica in candy colors for our hearts. Manos Wool Clasica is a bulky hand-dyed yarn that is handspun and felts like a dream. Its soft touch and beautiful colors make it a joy to work with!
The hearts are knit in the round with either a circular needle or size 9 double points. Using whichever method you’re most comfortable with knitting in the round, these hearts are sure to work up quickly. After stuffing the heart with filler fluff, it’s ready to be felted! We embellished our hearts with stick-on letters from the hobby store to make them resemble Sweethearts Valentine candy. You could get creative with the message and surprise your significant other on Valentine’s Day with a custom-made wool candy heart!
These little hearts would also make cute Christmas ornaments (maybe with a little embroidery?) or toys for baby. If you’ve never felted before, this would be a great way to get acquainted with the technique (knitty.com has a good tutorial here).
I would like to thank Lisa for making these adorable little hearts and bringing them by the shop to share!
Happy Valentine’s Day and lots of love from all of us at L & B!