Step 1: Knit the Heart
To make these coasters I used Julie's beautiful Knitted Heart Pattern from "Julie and The Knits" with a slight modification. I wanted them to be a little longer than the original pattern calls for so in between each decrease row in forming the apex of the heart, I added 3 rows of knit.
So Step 1 is to knit your hearts. Find the pattern here.
Step 2: Embroider "Marry Me"
Embroider romantic messages on your hearts. To do this just take an arm's length of white yarn threaded and thread it into a yarn needle and start stitching. Look the pictures above for a guide. This did take me a couple attempts to get the letters to look how I wanted, but my time spent was so worth it!
To get the letters in a straight line, pick a row in the knitting that you want all the letters to sit on and and do the same for the uppermost boundary of the letters. My letters were all about 3 rows tall.
Step 3: Embroider "XOXO"
Repeat the same steps for "XOXO".
Step 4: Embroider "Be Mine"
Repeat again for "Be Mine".
Grab a drink and enjoy all your hard work!
Or...package them up and give to all the Valentines in your life. :)
For more details see JustBCrafty.com
mygracious22 made it!