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
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
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
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
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
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.
A biscornu (pronounced biss-core-new) is an eight-sided stuffed pincushion with French origins. The name literally means ‘two-horned’, though I found four horns on mine 🙂 It may look intricate and irregular, but in fact it’s really easy to make. This photo tutorial will guide through the process step by step.
Materials. You will need:
– a square cross stitch pattern (or two if you want your biscornu to have different pictures on top and bottom). I found it easier to use motifs with even number of stitches.
– some canvas enough to stitch your pattern twice
– stuffing material (I used fiber pillow fill)
– a needle and colored thread for stitching Continue reading