Nott the Brave free cross stitch pattern

Today has been a great day: I managed to drop my wiggly toddler (WT) at his grandmothers house and found myself in the rare occasion of having a couple of free hours. At first I was running around trying to get my hands on every unfinished project in sight (lots and lots of those!), but then I felt SO VERY CREATIVE.

This little lady has been haunting me for some time now, especially after I saw her Cat Cosplay version. So today Happy Stitch proudly presents —

Nott the Brave

Nott the Brave free cross stitch pattern

Patther size: 43 X 48 Stitches, 9 colors
Approximate size:
Aida # 14 — 7.8 X 8.7 cm (3.1 x 3.4 ”)
Aida #16 — 6.8 X 7.6 cm (2.7 x 3 ”)

The pattern is free to download. You can either download this image (click to get the full size):

Nott the Brave free cross stitch pattern

or go for the PDF file with the chart: Nott the Brave free cross stitch pattern (PDF)

This design can also make a great magnet or keychain if stitched on a plastic canvas.
Enjoy!

Rune Ingwaz cross stitch pattern

Goood morning, ladies and gentlemen!

Here is something that many of you waited for for a loong long time – a new runic pattern. Today’s rune is Ingwaz, with the fig tree – enjoy!

Ingwaz rune free cross stitch pattern

Ingwaz rune free cross stitch pattern by happy-stitch.net

! Download free Ingwaz rune free cross stitch pattern by happy-stitch.net

Only two runes to go, would you believe that?

Simple Christmas tree pattern

An extremely simple design of a Christmas tree – and free for download! Can be used to make a greetings card 🙂

Pattern size: 29w X 54h stitches, 3 colors
Approx. size on Aida #14 — 5.3 X 9.8 cm / 2.1 ” x 3.9 ”

Very simple Christmas tree free cross stitch pattern

! Download Very simple Christmas tree free cross stitch pattern in PDF

Enjoy! And remember to tag me in Twitter / Instagram when you finish your stitching 🙂

Rune Berkana cross stitch pattern

Today’s free rune is Berkana (sometimes spelled Berkano) – a rune of feminine fertility, birth (rebirth) and motherhood – and rune #20 in my cross stitch runic series.

Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 38 x 49 stitches, 10 colors

Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern

Download Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern in PDF

Please note, that this pattern is a little bit (two stitches) wider than most of the runic patterns of the same design. I had to make it like this because the rune’s neame is longer 🙂

The symbolic tree for Berkana on the pattern is pomegranate.

Miniature trees – finished!

OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:

Mini trees postcard stitching

Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).

Mini trees postcard stitching

For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂

Work in progress: mini trees postcard

A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:

Miniature trees cross stitching project

Miniature trees cross stitching project

As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂

The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?