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.
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.
Pair of 3.25mm (US 3) straight knitting needles
Blunt tapestry needle
Felt for back of brooch
Embroidery sewing thread and needle
Brooch pin 32mm (1inch) long
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.
Each house is approximately 4.5cm (2ins) x 3.5cm (1.5 ins) excluding tape etc. for key ring.
Is not important.
Knitting skills required
Cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, working with changes of colour, picking up stitches. Sewing skills.
RS: right side
WS: wrong side