Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Knit a heart-shaped coaster with this fab free tutorial from Julie & The Knits
These knitted coasters are made using simple knitting techniques, such as garter stitch, KFB (knit into front and back of stitch) and k2tog (knit the next two stitches together).
• Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky yarn in Cherry Pie (339)
• Knitting needles 8mm (US11)
• Tapestry needle
Knit the top of the heart. Cast on 5 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Increase first stitch by knitting in the front and back (kfb), knit to end of row. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Knit to last stitch, increase (kfb). Repeat the first 2 rows. Knit 4 rows.
Cut the yarn and push your work to the bottom of the needle. Now cast on 5 stitches on the same needle where your work is. Repeat step 1 to create the other side of the heart. Once completed, the two pieces should be on the same needle.
Join the two pieces by knitting across them. Knit 4 more rows. Then on the next row decrease first and last stitch by knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog). Knit next row. Repeat the last two steps until you have 2 stitches left. Cast off and weave in ends.