Free pattern: Stitched Heart on Your Sleeve Brooch
Posted by The Fastener on February 12, 2010
MWA! If you really do insist on mushy love stuff and wish to give a huge stitched smooch to some one you adore, and haven’t got your fill of love hearts from all the cutesy Valentine’s window displays about London town, we thought we’d give you another reason to go all mushy and loved up.
Crafty Stitchette, The Fastener has created an exclusive S&B London free pattern to give help you wear your woolly hearts on your sleeves this Valentine’s Day.
Join in on the fluffyness by making your own vintage-style Stitched Heart on Your Sleeve brooch from our free pattern.
You will need:
- 2.75 mm needles (or size needed for yarn weight)
- Red wool (I used DK weight)
- Beads, buttons, felt and lace (optional)
- Brooch back or safety pin
M1 = make one (knit into the front and the back of the same stitch)
K2tog = knit two together
Sts = stitches
Turn = turn work to knit in opposite direction
Cast on 2 sts
Row 1: M1, M1 (4 sts)
Row 2: Purl across
Row 3: M1, K to last st, M1 (6 sts)
Row 4: Purl across
Rows 5 tand 6: Repeat rows 3 and 4 (8 sts)
Rows 7 tand 8: Repeat rows 3 and 4 (10 sts)
Row 9 tand 10: Repeat rows 3 and 4 (12 sts)
Row 11: K6 sts, turn (leave the other 6 sts to be worked later)
Row 12: Purl 6, turn
Row 13: K2 tog, K4, turn (5 sts)
Row 14: Purl 5, turn
Row 15: K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, turn (3 sts)
Row 16: cast off these 3 sts purlwise
Go back to the 6 sts you left earlier:
Row 17: K6 sts
Row 18: Purl across
Row 19: K4, K2 tog (5 sts)
Row 20: Purl across
Row 21: K2 tog, K1, K2 tog (3 sts)
Row 22: Cast off the last 3 sts purlwise
Repeat the above
Weave in all of the yarn ends, and stitch the two hearts together.
Optional: To finish off my brooch I stitched vintage lace, seed beads and vintage buttons to the heart. Finally I stitched on a small felt circle to cover all of stitching on the back and attaching a brooch pin (but you could use a safety pin).
Now all you have to do is pin your brooch to your favourite knitted jumper and sing love songs as you skip along the street. Awwwwwww.