I just love romantic Valentine’s Day decorations. And I love making a project for a holiday that I can keep up year round! This simple Love needlepoint pattern works up fast and is small enough to brighten even the smallest corner. The pdf pattern includes sizes for both a 2×3 frame and a larger 5×7 frame. Here’s how it works-
Needed materials: Background fabric slightly larger than your chosen frame size- I used white linen, 1strip of fabric to create a fabric rosette sized to fit into your chosen frame, embroidery floss, one frame either 2×3 or 5×7
I.Begin by downloading our Free Love Needle Point Pattern. Choose your desired frame size.
II.Create a fabric rosette sized to fit nicely in the blank area above the work ‘Love’ on our Love Needle Point Pattern. To transform your rosette into a heart, follow these instructions-
1- Find a petal on the outside edge of your rosette with a nice point to it. This will be the pointed bottom of your heart.
2- Using a needle and thread directly above the pointed edge, bring your needle from the back of your flower to the front slightly higher than the center of the flower. Wrap the thread around the edge of the flower (right where you want your heart to turn in) and make another stitch from the back to the front of the heart.
3-Pull this tight, adjusting the positioning of the petals as you go so they fold nicely.
4- Tie knot deep in the petals so it’s hidden. You’re rosy heart is complete!
III. Now that you have your heart, trace the word ‘Love’ from the pattern onto your background fabric using a removable marking pen. (My favorite is the Pilot FriXion Ball Pen which is removed with the heat of your iron or dryer) I like to use a light box for this, but if you don’t have one you can tape the pattern on a sunny window, hold your fabric up to it and trace it right there.
IV. Using a back stitch, embroider the word ‘love’ onto your fabric.
V. Tack your rosy heart onto your background fabric above the work ‘Love’.
VI. Frame your piece- since this piece is 3D and can’t sit behind glass, I use the frame’s glass to wrap my piece around before I frame- it’s the perfect size!