Welcome! Today’s free pattern is a beautiful dark red rose adapted from a vintage botanical painting. As states the poll in the right sidebar, flowers are the most popular design among my readers, so I hope you will enjoy this one!
Dark vintage rose free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 136w X 178h Stitches, 20 colors (approx 19 x 25 cm / 7.5 ” x 9.8 ” on Aida #18 )
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Starting the last ten uncovered previously by my patterns Nordic runes, is Ansuz – the rune of Odin, the rune of power and leadership.
Ansuz in the A of the Nordic runic alphabet, and stands for Odin, the ancestral god, who is said to give first humans the gifts of life and intelligence (this is why Ansuz is sometimes called Odin’s breath). This is the rune of wisdom, that governs our abilities to put things in order and name them. And because according to many ancient myths knowing the true name of something or someone gives us power over this thing or person, Ansuz is also a rune of great power. But always remember, that with great power comes great responsibility 😉
Rune Ansuz (Odin’s breath) free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches, 8 colors
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Two bookmarks that I made today are continuing the theme of the patterns that I made a couple of weeks ago. This time it is spring, represented by sweet first flowers and autumn with red and gold leaves.
Both patterns are free for download and very easy to make. Choose any colors you like!
Autumn bookmark cross stitch pattern Continue reading “Spring and autumn bookmark patterns”
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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When I found this photo, I instantly wanted to turn it into a cross stitch pattern. Though I’m not a big fan of roses, being more into something simpler, like peonies, chrysanthemums or sunflowers, this particular rose is very nice and tender.
Use a darker shade of canvas for more effect.
The pattern itself is quite similar to my earlier Lotus flower chart.
Pink rose on black cross stitch chart
Size: 132w X 79h Stitches, 23.95w X 14.33h cm on 14 Count
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My new cross stitch pattern is based on my favorite Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
It features not only the first words of the Psalm itself, but also a cross and a sheep on green pastures.
Stitch count: 77 x 87 stitches, 10 colors
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I picked a hard rune today, and my first unconscious desire was to throw it back in the sack again and pick another one. But then again, if it came out, then I need to learn something from it.
Rune Nauthiz: the Need
Nauthiz is a sign that something goes not exactly right in your life. It is theimbalance between what you want and what you get. Being a fire rune, it is quite strong, thus symbolizing the burning pressure and desire for change. Sometimes it is compared to spindle that generates fire by friction.
Nauthiz rune cross stitch chart
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The sacred Indian lotus, or Nelumbo nucifera, is one of the most beautiful aquatic plants in the world. It is often confused with water lily (Egyptian lotus), and to be honest, before making this chart I also thought this plants came from the same family 🙂 But as far as Wikipedia told me, the only flower that can be referred to as lotus, is this one.
Lotus flower cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 96 x 96 stitches, 26 colors. Best done on dark canvas.
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Indian lotus is (surprise!) the national flower of India and also Vietnam. It symbolizes non-attachment, purity and beauty. The Indian name for lotus is Padma.
Besides its cultural and religious uses, lotus is also cooked and eaten in many different ways. Young flowers and rootlets are pickled, dried petals make herbal tea, stems are used in salads. In cooking a lotus it is very important to use the right flower. If you can’t tell water lily from a lotus, be aware, that some species of lilies contain an alkaloid that has effects of a psychedelic aphrodisiac. But my website is about needlework and not cooking, so be sure that it is completely safe to download and stitch this free lotus cross stitch pattern.
The iris tales its name from the Greek word for rainbow because of the many colors of different irises. There are around 300 species of this plant! Today’s chart is based on a beautiful vintage painting of a yellow Iris germanica, a very common garden flower. if you liked my Vintage peony chart, than you are sure to enjoy this one too!
The chart is relatively big and uses a lot of close colors, so I would recommend it for patient stitchers. Try using colored canvas to make the finished embroidery even more vintage!
Vintage yellow iris cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 103w x 207h stitches, 27 colors
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As always, this chart is free for download. And if you want to thank me for my work, like Happy Stitch on Facebook or Pinterest!
Did you know? In Greek mythology Iris was the messenger goddess, that linked gods and humans. She was the personification of rainbow (thus the name) and was often depicted as a winged young girl.
Springtime is in full bloom, and so are the herbs. Today I made a pattern with five of the most used culinary herbs (a couple of days ago I helped my mother-in-law to plant some flowers in her garden, and that gave me the inspiration for this pattern). Can you guess what plants I placed on my chart? Click “More” to see the answer, though I really hope that you won’t be needing it 🙂
This pattern is small and easy, a good start for beginners.
Culinary herbs cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 140w x 50h, 12 colors
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