Mini Red Roof Croft House by Julia Marsh

Mini Red Roof Croft House

by Julia Marsh
Knitting
December 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
8 cm x 4.5 cm x 8 cm 3 ins x 2 ins x 3 ins
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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 mini knitted croft house as a child’s toy or use as a sewing accessory pincushion.

Needles
Pair of 2.75 mm (US 2) knitting needles

Notions
Blunt tapestry needle
Sheet foam 1 inch thick cut to shape
Wadding
Scissors

Size
Approximately 8cm high x 4.5cm deep x 8cm wide (3 ins x 2 ins x 3 ins).

Gauge
Approximately 24 stitches x 40 rows over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch.

Knitting skills required
Cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two stitches together, pass stitch over, make stitches using backward loop method, working with changes of colour.