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!
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)
Just a very simple pattern that was intended to, but did not fit in last week’s Jiji pattern. It’s so simple, that I decided not to make a usual zip-archive with different kinds of charts, but to put all information into one image 🙂
Have you noticed, that there is a new sub-category in the Patterns section of the blog? It’s called Alphabets, and if I started it, I should as well populate it 🙂 So here is a nice and simple alphabet in black and yellow, with some busy bees flying around the letters. The yellow patches on the letters represent honeycombs.
You can stitch it as a sampler, or use any letters (and bees) separately to make names or quotes.
Busy Bee alphabet sampler Colors: black, yellow. Stitches used: full cross stitches, back stitches (bee wings)
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!
Last week Debbie challenged me in comments to make a chart for a pepperoni pizza. Well, it proved to be quite an experience, mostly because working with pizza images made me extremely hungry… But in the end I got so exited that made two charts instead of one. Here they are, Debbie, and I hope you’ll like both!
A nice piece for someone looking for Victorian decorative art cross stitch patterns. This chart is made from a nice vintage picture of an apple with red cherries, like the peony on previous week. Many thanks to maestro Giacomo Puccini and “La Boheme” for providing proper creative atmosphere 🙂
This chart is free to download (use the link under the picture), but I would recommend it only for experienced stitchers.