The Home with Yarn Punch Needle Pattern is my newest punch needle design! It celebrates our love of yarn, and how it makes being home so much better. It's easy enough to be your first punch needle project and fun enough to not be the last!
Disclaimer: This pattern includes affiliate links; yarn provided by Yarnspirations.
How to Punch Needle
If you haven't tried punch needle before, it's insanely easy! You use a special tool, called a punch needle, to poke yarn through a woven fabric. The fabric grabs the yarn, and you draw your design! CLICK HERE to see a demo! (And Click Here for the free Flower Burst Punch Needle Design seen below!)
Patons is Perfect for Punch Needle
After many experiments, I have currently settled one particular yarn for punch needle - Patons Classic Wool Roving! It comes in a nice variety of colors, and has the "grippiness" that makes it stick in the cloth really well!
A Few Unusual Supplies
The usual way to transfer a design from paper to cloth is to hold them against a bright window and trace with a pencil. But I have found a much easier way!
I used the Cricut BrightPad, taping the paper and then the cloth right to it with washi tape, so it stayed in place. Then, I used the Cricut Washable Fabric Pen to do the tracing! It is absolutely ideal for tracing the design - much easier to see than pencil, and easy to get rid of if you make a mistake.
At Home... With Yarn
Most of us are spending even more time at home than usual lately. And yarn is helping to keep us sane! So this free punch needle design celebrates home, yarn, hearth, and crafting.
I chose some cool neutral colors to go with my craft room, but you can use bright colors, pastels - whatever suits your own taste and decor. You can display it as I've done here, glued into the hoop, or frame it, or sew it onto whatever you like!
Home with Yarn Punch Needle Pattern
Materials (I've linked to the special items I've used):
Monk's Cloth - 11" square
Patons Classic Wool Roving
Colorways shown: Dark Gray and Low Tide
Printer Paper (and Printer)
Cricut BrightPad (or a brightly lit window)
Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue (or other craft glue)
Home with Yarn Punch Needle Instructions
First: Print out the Home with Yarn PDF - CLICK HERE!
Do not change the size, just print it as is. It should come out about 6.5" wide.
Second: Trace the design onto the center of the cloth. Tape the paper to a window or light pad, and tape down the monk's cloth so that it does not shift. Use a washable fabric pen to trace the design. The outer circle is just for guidance to help with placement - don't trace that part!
Third: Insert the cloth in the embroidery hoop, so that the design is centered. Make sure to pull the cloth taut, and tighten the clamp.
Fourth: Start punch needling! For the H, M, and E, I used the Dark Grey. I did a double line for each letter - I've plotted the path for each below!
For the yarn ball, I first did the tail and outline in Dark Grey, and added some lines using the traced lines as guidance. Get creative here! Then, I filled in the open spaces with the Low Tide color. (This would be sure fun to do with odds and ends of different colors too!)
Fifth: When the design is finished, pull the fabric tight again inside the hoop. Trim off the excess fabric, leaving about 1" on the back of the hoop.
Glue this down to secure.
Let the glue dry, and it's ready to hang!
I hope that this design inspires you - and I can't wait to see what you make!
If you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
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