Are you signed up to receive project emails from Pinterest? I sure am and as I was going through my emails a few days ago, I came across one with the subject line, “Cross stitch your grandma would never do.” I loved to cross stitch as a child so when I read this subject line I immediately clicked to read on. I skimmed the projects and came across this one titled, “DIY tutorial: Cross Stitch Heart Sweater”. I read the directions and thought how cute this would be and how I could make this to wear just in time for Valentine’s Day. Thanks Über Chic for Cheap!
The supplies calls for embroidery floss and well of course I didn’t have any in red so I decided to use Red Heart Soft Yarn Cherry Red. Since Soft Yarn is thicker than embroidery floss I decided to stitch the heart on a loose knit sweater I had in my closet instead of one similar to the one pictured in the Pinterest project.
The project site gives you 3 different heart pattern choices to print out but (yall know I like to change things up a bit) I decided to draw a grid the size I wanted the heart to be instead. I drew a square 5½” x 5½” marking each ½”.
Using a ruler I drew grid lines.
I shaded the grid boxes in the same heart shape from the Über Chic for Cheap project.
I cut out the grid and centered it on the sweater.
I used safety pins to pin the grid to the sweater.
Threading the yarn needle, I then began to cross stitch.
Up and down the rows…
I removed the safety pins and sprayed a little water to soften the paper. Good tip Über Chic for Cheap otherwise, I’d still be picking at the paper…..
Yay! Now, I’ve got a cute outfit for Valentine’s Day!
Stay tuned for more cross stitch yarn projects! This was fun!