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)
This is the third pattern that is based on the works of the great Japanese ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai. But today I chose not the Fuji mountain view, but rather a beautiful still life picture of yellow lilies.
The pattern is not too big, and uses a very limited amount of colos, as well as only full cross stitches (no back stitches), so you can try to work with it even if you are not too experienced. 🙂
Hokusai Lilies free cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 130 x 100 full cross stitches
Colors: 19 (18, if you decide to skip the blue background and work on a colord canves instead)
Once again – a bookmark based on Hayao Miyazaki‘s character (following Totoro bookmark made last week). Today it is the black cat Jiji from the animated movie “Kiki’s delivery service”, that tells the story of a young wanna-be witch Kiki, who earns her living making deliveries by broomstick.
Jiji bookmark cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 37w X 95h stitches, 6 colors
Do you like Hayao Miyazaki? If you haven’t seen any of his animated movies, I strongly recommend that you do. Start with Academy Award winning Spirited Away, proceed to Howl’s Moving Castle and enjoy! Meanwhile here is a pattern based on a character from a 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro, forest spirit Totoro himself. As it often happens, I hope to make more Miyazaki-inspired petterns 🙂
Totoro bookmark cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 45w X 116h Stitches, 7 colors
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
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!)