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Hand Knitted Things label was launched in 2008. Julia is based in Scotland and Yorkshire in the UK.

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Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key
Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key
Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key
Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key
Home Sweet Home Wee House Brooch and Key

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, working with changes of colour, picking up stitches. Sewing skills.

Pattern Description:

Looking out across a loch, surrounded by mountains is a little croft house with a red roof. This knitting pattern was inspired by that house which is located on the Applecross Peninsular, West Coast of Scotland.

Knitted on straight needles with sewn on embellishments. The brooch and key rings are similar in design but constructed slightly differently. Detailed instructions are given for both.


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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Each house is approximately 4.5cm (2ins) x 3.5cm (1.5 ins) excluding tape etc. for key ring.


  • Jamieson's of Shetland DK or other DK weight yarn. You will need small amounts of contrast yarn for the roof and walls along with additional colours for windows and doors, 5 colours in total to complete each of the projects as shown.

You Will Also Need:

  • Pair of 3.25mm (US 3) straight knitting needles
  • Blunt tapestry needle Scissors Filling Felt for back of brooch Embroidery sewing thread and needle Brooch pin 32mm (1inch) long Key ring Button for key ring 1cm (1/2 inch) Tape ribbon for the key ring, 10 -15mm wide and at least 12cm (5inches) long eBay is a possible source for suitable supplies.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jamieson's of Shetland

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