Mother’s Day has always been a wonderful excuse to do something special for my Mum. We have never been a family who are all about the big spending and days like this are nice to mark with little gestures, to show my Mum how special she is!
This year is also my first Mother’s days as a Mum (D arrived 2 weeks late and Mother’s Day fell right bang inbetween her due date and birth date) – so it’s a very poignant one and I’m kinda sad I won’t be able to spend it with my own Mum! So I thought I’d get to work knitting up something special to send her. Check out this wonderful knitted hanging heart, a simple design made from basic stocking stitch and decorated with one of the many many daisy buttons I have lying around the house! I popped mine in the post with a little box of cheeky chocolates for my Mum…but if you’ve yet to get a present or want to try something homemade for your Mum, why not give my tutorial a go? You will need about 2-2/12 hours to complete and you can use ANY YARN AND ANY DECORATION!
However, if you’re sorted for presents, keep on scrolling, because I’ve decided to do another HANDMADE GIVEAWAY for you all – see below for details on how to win your own heart!
You Will Need:
1 Ball of DK yarn (I used some Supersoft DK in Cream that I had lying around)
4mm Knitting Needles
1 piece red felt (you will need a small circle)
1 decorative button
Using 4mm needles, cast on 2 stitches
First Row: K one, P one
Row 2: Increase into each stitch (4 sts)
Row 3: Purl to end
Row 4: Increase first stitch, k to last stitch, increase last stitch (6 sts)
Row 5: Purl to end
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have 18 sts
Next Row: k 9 stitches, turn and purl to end.
Next Row: k2together, knit to last 2 stitches and k2together.
Next Row: Purl
Repeat these two rows until you have three stitches remaining. Without following a purl row, cast off the three stitches.
Rejoin your yarn and repeat the second section on the other side to create your heart shape.
Once completed, repeat this process to make your second side.
Place the right sides of your heart together, on top of each other and stitch around. When you reach the ‘v’ shape of your heart, Take a long piece of matching yarn and stitch into place in a loop – this will be the loop from which your heart hangs!
Be sure to leave a big enough hole and pull the heart shape through to face the ‘right way’. Then stuff the heart shape with toy stuffing. Stitch up hole.
Using a small circular template – such as a coin, cut out a small red piece of felt and place your decorative button on the top. Using a small needle and thread, secure onto the heart through the button holes and stitch into place.
Package up as a lovely Mother’s Day gift!
Do you want to win your very own heart?? Well it couldn’t be more simple! To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow these steps to have your name entered into the hat. Each step counts as ONE ENTRY – so you have THREE opportunities to win! I have decided to make up another 2 HEARTS to giveaway to 2 LUCKY readers!
1. Share this post on Twitter, be sure to tag me (@LivePeachy) and use the hashtag #peachyhangingheart.
2. Nip over to my Facebook page and give it a ‘Like’ – make sure you leave a comment on the picture of the heart, to make sure you are entered.
3. Comment at the bottom of this blog post to be entered!
The giveaway will run until Sunday 6th April and I shall announce the winners on Wednesday 9th April! Well what are you waiting for?? There’s a heart waiting to hang in your house, courtesy of Frugally Peachy!!
Good Luck! Love to the Mothers and BIG LOVE to mine! x