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Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and ...

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Heart Ornament (Sachet)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Heart Ornament (Sachet)
Heart Ornament (Sachet)
Heart Ornament (Sachet)
Heart Ornament (Sachet)
Heart Ornament (Sachet)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 3-needle bind off
  • toe-up sock cast on
  • increase stitches L & R
  • dpns

Pattern Description:


Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color
(Examples include Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar 'n Cream)
5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle / crochet hook to weave in ends

Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met.

Finished size: Approx. width = 4 inches (10.2 cm) X height = 4 inches (7.6 cm)
Gauge: Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)


BO-bind off
CO-cast on
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
k2tog-knit 2 stiches together
lli-left-lifted increase
pfb-purl into the front and back of a stitch
p2tog-purl two together
rli-right-lifted increase
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front


For this pattern I used a Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker:

Any cast on that you would normally use to start a sock "Toe-up" will work well.

Increases: The left and right lifted increases (lli & rli) can be swapped for any other type of increase you prefer, just be consistent with the "left" and "right" markings so that your ornament stays symmetrical.

Passing Increased Stitches: Because some increases are made in the first stitch of the next dpn, you should pass these sts back to the last dpn so that the number of stitches for each dpn remains the same.

Binding Off: I used a variation of a 3-needle bind off. The instructions call for binding off from one side to the middle, and then from the other side back to the middle. This makes the bind off symmetrical. You can certainly bind off straight, all in one direction.


Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4 inches wide x 3 inches high


  • 100% cotton yarn
  • scrap yarns

You Will Also Need:

  • crochet hook or tapestry needle
  • filling if desired

Suggested yarn:

25 yards of Worsted weight