Wednesday Outreach: Hearts for Healing

In Fundraisers, Outreach on June 29, 2011 at 9:00 am

RCASA is recruiting Knitters and Fabric Artists to donate hearts for our Hospital Response kits that we provide Sexual Assault Survivors.

The Hospital Response Kits contain new clothing, journals and a Coping with Sexual Assault Booklet.  The cost for these kits is approximately $30.00 so please recruit your friends and family to fund the bag your heart goes in! 

Here is the pattern for the knit Hearts!


Approximately 3” high x 2 1/2” wide (after fulling)


1 Hank BERROCO PERUVIA (100 grs), #7132 Tomate

Note: 1 hank will make approximately 15 hearts

Straight knitting needles, size 9 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 St holder

Small amount polyester stuffing

Tapestry needle


18 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in St st

Berroco® Free Pattern | Heartfelt 02/07/2008 09:49 AM

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/heartfelt/heartfelt.html Page 2 of 2



With straight needles, cast on 4 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Inc Row 1 (RS): (K1, M1k) 3 times, k1 – 7 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Inc Row 2 (RS): (K1, M1k) 6 times, k1 – 13 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Inc Row 3 (RS): (K1, M1k) 12 times, k1 – 25 sts. (Purl 1 row, knit 1 row) twice, purl

1 row.

1st Hump: Next Row (RS): K12, M1k, sl remaining 13 sts to holder – 13 sts. Turn.

Cast on 3 sts, p to end – 16 sts. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row 1 (RS): (K1, k2 tog) 5 times, k1 – 11 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1


Dec Row 2 (RS): (K2 tog) 5 times, k1 – 6 sts. Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.

Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and

secure. Sew seam down to cast-on sts.

2nd Hump: With RS facing, pick up 3 sts in 3 cast-on sts, then k13 sts from holder –

16 sts. Complete same as 1st Hump. Sew seam to 1” from bottom. Stuff heart, then

sew remaining seam.


Felt heart in washing machine using soap and hot water. Because heart is stuffed, it

will not felt completely, but will “full”. This process makes the stitches fuller and fluffier

but you will still be able to define each stitch.


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