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FREE Sample Knitting Pattern

  • UPDATE: This offer is now over, but I wanted to thank  the hundreds of lovely knitters from ALL OVER THE WORLD who participated and became “knit knoodlers.” Isn’t knitting FUN?!
  • You want to knit alphabet plushies to spell your child’s name, but you’re a beginner and not sure how you’ll do with the increases and decreases needed to form the letters.
"T" for Tommy, Teresa, Todd or Trish!

“T” for Tommy, Teresa, Todd or Trish

  • You’re a seasoned knitter and you’ve gotten knitting patterns in the past that were a hassle to decipher, so you’re leery about purchasing an entire book of knitting patterns.
26 alphabet plushies to knit!

A whole book full of knitting fun!

  • You love yarn and you love FREE stuff.

If you fall into any of these categories, you’ll be happy to know that I’m running a special promotion this coming weekend!

For 2 days only – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th  – I’m offering 1 FREE LETTER PATTERN per customer through my Ravelry shop.

What a FAB offer!!

What a FAB offer!!

Just choose the letter you’d like to knit, click “Add to Cart” and then use the coupon code ONEFREE during checkout to get it at no cost!

"Pick me! Pick me!"

“Pick me! Pick me!”

(Note: The books and the “I Heart U” knitting pattern do not qualify for this promotion.)

So, stop by my Ravelry design shop this coming weekend for your FREE knitting pattern! Click on one of the links imbedded in this blog or go to: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/dani-church

Happy Knitting!



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Free Plush Heart Pattern (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

I Heart U/I Love You

Valentine’s Day is next Sunday, and of course I would love for every knitter to make my “I Heart U/I Love You” plush valentine for that special someone.

Free Plush Heart Pattern

But money is a bit tight for most people this year. So below is a plush heart pattern for FREE. When finished, it measures about 4” (10cm) x 4” (10cm). You can do so many things with this plush Valentine heart pattern! Here are some knit-knoodling ideas:

• Stitch a cute face on the heart for a child’s gift.

• Personalize the plush heart by stitching your loved one’s name across it.

• Sew a loop of ribbon into the top seam of the heart and stuff it with lavender to make a lovely sachet.

• Nestle a jingle bell deep inside the stuffing (and make sure you sew the seams super tight) to create a baby’s rattle.

• Stitch an “XOXO” across this sensuous red heart and prop it by your hubby’s coffee cup Valentine’s Day morning. Add his favorite home-cooked breakfast and he’ll fall in love with you all over again.

• For your girl friends, add lace trim around the edges, and stitch “BFF” or “Friends” across it.

I’d love to see what you end up doing with this plush heart pattern. Friend me at Ravelry (username KnitKnoodler) so I can see what you’ve done, or send a photo to TheKnitKnoodler@gmail.com. With your permission, I’ll show off some of your creations here on the site next week!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day,

Plush Heart

Plush Heart
Knit two identical sides.

Using US 6 (4.0mm) needles, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: *K1, M1R, K to last st, M1L, K1
Row 4: P*
Rows 5 – 20: Repeat * through * (22)
Rows 21 – 24: Work in st st
Row 25: K1, M1R, K to last st, M1L, K1 (24)
Row 26: P
Row 27: K1, SKPO, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (22)
Row 28: P
Row 29: K1, SKPO, K8, bind off 2 sts, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (2 sets of 9 sts)
Row 30: P9, put remaining sts on stitch holder
Row 31: K1, SKPO, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (7)
Row 32: P
Row 33: K1, SKPO, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (5)
Row 34: P
Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 6” (15cm) tail.

Transfer sts to needle, or work off of stitch holder. Join yarn.
Row 30: P
Row 31: K1, SKPO, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (7)
Row 32: P
Row 33: K1, SKPO, K to last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1 (5)
Row 34: P
Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 6” (15cm) tail.


Block both pieces to make it easier to sew together. Thread a tapestry needle with matching yarn. Place wrong sides together and use mattress stitch to join the two pieces. Stitch around the outside edge of the letter, pausing to weave loose yarn ends into your seams. Stuff with washable toy stuffing as you go.


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