Lotus flower cross stitch chart

The sacred Indian lotus, or Nelumbo nucifera, is one of the most beautiful aquatic plants in the world. It is often confused with water lily (Egyptian lotus), and to be honest, before making this chart I also thought this plants came from the same family 🙂 But as far as Wikipedia told me, the only flower that can be referred to as lotus, is this one.

Lotus flower cross stitch chart

Stitch count: 96 x 96 stitches, 26 colors. Best done on dark canvas.

Lotus flower cross stitch chart

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Indian lotus is (surprise!) the national flower of India and also Vietnam. It symbolizes non-attachment, purity and beauty. The Indian name for lotus is Padma.

Besides its cultural and religious uses, lotus is also cooked and eaten in many different ways. Young flowers and rootlets are pickled, dried petals make herbal tea, stems are used in salads. In cooking a lotus it is very important to use the right flower. If you can’t tell water lily from a lotus, be aware, that some species of lilies contain an alkaloid that has effects of a psychedelic aphrodisiac. But my website is about needlework and not cooking, so be sure that it is completely safe to download and stitch this free lotus cross stitch pattern.

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    • Hi Violet, I’ve sent you this chart to your email address. Please check your inbox and let me know if it got lost on the way!

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  1. Hello!
    I am new to cross stitch and so request your patience with me! Please what is the final size of this work? And the thread colours? Many thanks .

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    • Hi Sudhi,

      Sorry for taking that long to answer! The final size of the stitching will depend on the canvas you’ll use. But for standard 14 count Aida it will be approx. 18*18 cm. For an 18 count Aida it’s going to be smaller, 14*14 cm.

      And here is a list of the colors used (DMC palette)
      DMC 152 Shell Pink-MD LT
      DMC 154 Grape-VY DK
      DMC 310 Black
      DMC 370 Mustard-MD
      DMC 407 Desert Sand-DK
      DMC 453 Shell Gray-LT
      DMC 500 Blue Green-VY DK
      DMC 612 Drab Brown-LT
      DMC 729 Old Gold-MD
      DMC 778 Antique Mauve-VY LT
      DMC 819 Baby Pink-LT
      DMC 842 Beige Brown-VY LT
      DMC 894 Carnation-VY LT
      DMC 899 Rose-MD
      DMC 934 Black Avocado Green
      DMC 935 Avocado Green-DK
      DMC 961 Dusty Rose-DK
      DMC 3689 Mauve-LT
      DMC 3713 Salmon-VY LT
      DMC 3716 Dusty Rose-VY LT
      DMC 3727 Antique Mauve-LT
      DMC 3731 Dusty Rose-VY DK
      DMC 3733 Dusty Rose
      DMC 3787 Brown Gray-DK
      DMC 3804 Cyclamen Pink-DK
      DMC 3829 Old Gold-VY DK

      Feel free to ask any other questions!

      Maria

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