Today’s free cross stitch pattern is an easy 13-color adaptation of a beautiful ukiyo-e work by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai Mount Fuji Seen Through Cherry Blossom. It has been on my to-do list for several months, and I’m really glad to finally post it here 🙂
It is the fourth Hokusai pattern that I have done by far, two of which are with Mount Fuji prints. The previous patterns are Lilies, Inume Pass, Kōshū, and Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji).
Mount Fuji Seen Through Cherry Blossom free pattern
Pattern size: 200w X 70h stitches, 13 colors (full cross stitches only)
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I found this picture in the web and instantly fell in love with it. A little chapel lost somewhere in a field – what could possibly be more romantic? I hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as I do 🙂
A little church in the fields cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 170 * 120 stitches, 24 colors
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Just as I promised on Happy Stitch Facebook page a couple of days ago, here is another free cross stitch pattern based on a painting (print) of the great Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. For those who missed the first one – it was based on the print called Inume Pass.
Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji) cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 180w X 120h Stitches, 23 colors
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Today I post a little tribute to the art of great ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai. Though the most recognizable of his prints is The Great Wave off Kanagawa, for this pattern I took another print of the same series (36 Views of Mount Fuji) named Inume Pass, Kōshū.
Inume Pass, Kōshū by Hokusai – cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 300 x 200 stitches, 27 colors (warning! big pattern!)
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There’s something magical about doors, as if sometimes a door is a gate to another world or dimension. The most beautiful doors that I’ve seen so far were in Tunisia and in Ireland. Tunisian doors are usually deep blue in color and covered with ornaments or carvings, while Irish doors like to be on the bright side and make an amazing contrast to green-and-gray reality around them.
Anyway, today’s chart is yet another door, straight from the Italian province of Tuscany (the one with great olive oil and even better wine). The door itself may be quite common, but I love the flowers around in and lots of different greens in the overall picture.
A Door in Tuscany cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 109 x 109 stitches, 23 colors
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But I feel I’m growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill going ’round
I guess I’ll always be
A soldier of fortune…
Todays cross stitch pattern features an old windmill standing on the seashore. I could not help of remembering the Deep Purple song from above while working on the chart, even had to turn it on on Youtube.
Old windmill cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 140 x 170 stitches, 32 colors
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A couple of days ago I spotted that some people are searching for “home” pattern on my blog. Up until now I haven’t made any patterns with homes or houses, so I hurried to make one.
Home Sweet Home cross stitch chart is made in black-and-white silhouette style. Beside the house itself I drew traditional attributes of a good home: a tree with apples/flowers, a mailbox, and a cat. ( BTW I will befriend Facebook page of the first commenter who will find the cat in this pattern 😉 )
Stitch count: 105w x 75h, 1 color
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It’s winter again making the world outside my window quite cold and very snowy. And though the picture there is not idyllic in any way, I decided to put some additional joy into the holiday season. Today’s free cross stitch pattern is a snow scenery with big snow covered tree and a simple thatched cottage.
The pattern is moderately big and is not recommended for beginners.
Stitch count: 150 x 100, 28 colors
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Looking for Christmas cross stitch charts?
Christmas pack of cross stitch patterns
Christmas pack of small patterns – 2
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This pattern was inspired by a church in Rostov the Great – one of Russia’s small towns with long history. The church of the Savior on the Sands was build in 17th century and is a good example of Russian architecture of the period. I think that the chaste white walls of this church give a great impression of old Russian culture. They say that on the inside the church is decorated with beautiful paintings, but unfortunately tourists are not allowed in.
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A typical Tunisian door painted in blue and surrounded by flowers, an embroidery that will be a nice gift to all fans of North Africa.
Pattern size: 90*62 stitches (scroll down to see the photo of the finished embroidery)
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