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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.

Say it with wool

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


Heart front

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

Heart back

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).

Woolly womance

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.


8 Responses to “Free pattern: Stitched Heart on Your Sleeve Brooch”

  1. this is soo cool

  2. Jill said

    how sweet and cute!!! my hubbie will love it. a super speedy gift!

  3. Duchess of Biscuits said

    This knit up so quick and looks sooo cute with a few shinies thrown on. Don’t have a sweetheart to give it to, but maybe I’ll get one if I wear it. . . Here is how mine turned out

  4. Obama said

    Love the heart and the idea revolving it…it could be used anywhere…on dresses,bags,cushions and anyplace you want to show love actually!!!I am going to make mine very soon.

  5. Ann said

    Wow! love the pattern. I am surely going to make this. Thanks for posting..

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