** Free pattern – Knitted Heart Brooch **

Along with guerilla knitting I can often be found making other bits and bobs. Here’s a heart brooch I created.
Simple, easy and quick, just what I want from a project!

Copyright The fastener 2010

Want to make your very own heart for you to proudly wear on your sleeve (or lapel)?

Knitted Heart Pattern.

You will need:

• 2.75 mm needles (or size needed for yarn weight)
• any red wool (– I used DK weight)
• beads, buttons, felt and lace (optional)
• brooch back or safety pin

Cast on 2 sts.
Row 1: M1, M1 = 4 sts
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: M1, K to last st, M1
Row 4: Purl

Repeat rows 3 and 4, 3 more times = 12 sts.

Row 5: K6 sts, turn (leave the other 6 sts to be worked on later).
Row 6: Purl 6, turn
Row 7: K2 tog, K4, turn
Row 8: Purl 5, turn
Row 9: K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, turn
Row 10: cast off these 3 sts as to purl

Go back to the 6 sts you left earlier and:

Row 11: K6 sts
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: K4, K2 tog
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: K2 tog, K1, K2 tog
Row 16: Cast off the last 3 sts as to purl.

M1 = make a stitch so that you have 2 where you had 1! – (knit into the front and the back of the same stitch)
K2 tog = knit 2 stitches together
K4/K(number) = knit 4 stitches
Sts = stitches

Repeat all of the above so that you have 2 hearts.
Weave in all of the yarn ends, and stitch the 2 hearts together.

To finish off my brooch I then stitched vintage lace, seed beads and vintage buttons to the heart before finally stitching on a small felt circle to cover all of my 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.

This entry was published on July 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm. It’s filed under **Free patterns**, Knitting and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “** Free pattern – Knitted Heart Brooch **

  1. breanna on said:

    I love this little heart! I was looking for a tiny heart to attach to a teddy bear I’m knitting for my daughter. this was perfect because it’s just the right size and also because I gained a little extra know-how as I have never knitted anything where you leave stitches and then return to them several rows later. thanks!

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