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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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The Red Roof Croft House

from Hand Knitted Things
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Red Roof Croft  House
The Red Roof Croft  House
The Red Roof Croft  House
The Red Roof Croft  House
The Red Roof Croft  House
The Red Roof Croft  House

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, cast off
  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knit two stitches together
  • Pass stitch over
  • Make stitches using backward loop
  • Work with changes of colour

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. Make this knitted croft
house as a child's toy or add extra weight and
use as a bookend.


Approximately 25 stitches x 34 rows over 10cm
(4 inches) in stocking stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 19cm high x 10cm deep x 20cm wide (71/2 ins x 4 ins x 8 ins).


  • DK weight yarn in at least three colours

You Will Also Need:

  • Pair of 3 1/4 mm (US 3) knitting needles Two double pointed 3 1/4 mm (US 3) knitting needles.
  • Blunt tapestry needle
  • Sheet foam 1 inch thick cut to shape Wadding Lightweight cotton fabric Scissors Extra items for bookend version; 200g rice for weight Strong freezer bag Antislip fabric - e.g. for use under floor rugs Thread for sewing.

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