Hi there! Today’s freebie is adapted from a photo of an amazingly ornamented ceramic tile in a colorful combination of blue and bright red. You can use this pattern to make an single ornament or a cushion.
Eastern ornament pattern
Pattern size: 86w X 86h stitches, 9 colors
Approximate size on Aida #14: 15.60 X 15.60 cm (6.1 ” x 6.1 ”)
on 6 count canvas: 36.4 X 36.4 cm (14.3 ” x 14.3 ”)
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To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect to make a ladybird for today’s freebie. I was going to make another runis pattern, like last week, but stumbled upon this amazing felt craft image on Pinterest:
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericacatarina/7563193062/in/photostream/ via Pinterest
And here is what appeared miraculously in my Pattern Maker: a chibi kawaii-style girl in a ladybird costume. The pattern is small and extremely easy, it can be stitched by kids or beginners. It can also be used to make a postcard or on a pincushion.
Chibi ladybird girl pattern
Pattern size: 45 x 45 stitches, 6 colors
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Hey everybody! today’s free pattern is an Easter biscornu with bunnies holding Easted eggs. You can stitch it as is (in one color) or choose your own colors. In any case, feel free to send me a photo of your finished project, and I will gladly feature it here in this blog! 🙂
Easter biscornu (red bunnies with eggs)
Pattern size: 60w X 60h Stitches
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Today I made for you a pair of very simple patterns with cheerful yellow butterflies and little blue campanulas. The patterns are a combination of full cross stitches and backstitch lining and should be very simple to stitch.
Pattern size: 29 x 87 stitches, 9 colors
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My first charts on the new laptop, yay! It still gives me quite a hard time to type (can’t get used to the new keyboard) and has some Win8 issues with ftp connections, but all software runs fast and smooth 🙂
So anyway, here are two new patterns: very similar, but the first one is a bit bigger than the second. Any of these patterns can be used to create a biscornu or for any other Christmas decoration.
Christmas biscornu (bigger)
Stitch count: 46w x 46h stitches, 5 colors
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I made a small and simple pattern for you today 🙂 Tall houses on this square pattern form a design that can be used to make a biscornu (small eight-sided pincushion) or a big cushion.
Tall houses pattern
Size: 70 x 70 stitches, 11 colors
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A nice and small design with two fishes to make a biscornu pincushion (tutorial: what is a biscornu and how to make it) or a square motif for decoration. Today I drew inspiration from traditional Japanese fish ponds (koi ponds) and the yin-yang symbol.
Did you know? The design of such pond can have effect on the health of the carps in it.
Fish pond pincushion pattern
Stitch count: 49 x 49
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Following the last biscornu tutorial: two small symmetrical patterns that can be used to make a biscornu pincushion. And if you use bigger canvas and wool, you can make beautiful pillow cases using the same patterns.
Both charts are small and beginner-friendly.
Oriental ornament chart
The blue and green palette on this chart is inspired by middle-Eastern ornaments. Being a mathematician, I am really an ornament person, enjoying geometry in every possible way. That is one of the thing that I like in Temari as well.
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Today I’m adding to the collection of Mayan-inspired cross-stitch charts. The idea of this collection is heavily inspired by Mayan calendars and symbols. As an ages-old symbol of eternity the snake on this pattern is biting its tail.
You can stitch this chart with yarn to make a cushion or with cotton DMC thread to make a small ornament.
See also the previous charts in this collection: the Lizard and the Turtle.
! Download free Ethnic snake cross stitch design
Is there any other animal you wish to see in this collection?
Would you prefer bell pepper over chili or vice versa? No matter what you choose, this cross stitch cushion chart will look great on your kitchen 🙂
“Pepper crazy” cushion pattern is the third pattern in my “veggies” series along with Avocado and Pumpkin. Enjoy!
! Download free Pepper crazy cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 79w x 79h
Did you know? Botanically bell peppers are not vegetables but fruits 🙂