The Kells cat cross stitch pattern

Today I’ve looked through loads of photos, but decided to make a pattern based on my own drawing (again: previously I made the Turtle Island, Maneki-neko and the jazz cat with bass). It will again be a cat, probably because somewhere inside of me is a crazy cat lady dying to get out.

This pattern, as well as the source picture, is heavily inspired by the art from the Book of Kells. The artwork and illumination of this medieval manuscript is fantastic! I strongly recommend to look it up on Google (or to visit Dublin’s Trinity College, where it is displayed).

The Kells cat (with a bird)
Size: 121*170 stitches, 8 colors.

The Kells cat free cross stitch pattern

This pattern is quite big, but still very simple. The part in the center is empty and can be used for any text you would like to put there, from “welcome” to “Erin Go Bragh”.

Liked this pattern? Pinterest repins are welcome!

PS. According to Pinterest, this is my pattern #99. Don’t know what to think about this fact 🙂

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