To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect to make a ladybird for today’s freebie. I was going to make another runis pattern, like last week, but stumbled upon this amazing felt craft image on Pinterest:
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericacatarina/7563193062/in/photostream/ via Pinterest
And here is what appeared miraculously in my Pattern Maker: a chibi kawaii-style girl in a ladybird costume. The pattern is small and extremely easy, it can be stitched by kids or beginners. It can also be used to make a postcard or on a pincushion.
Chibi ladybird girl pattern
Pattern size: 45 x 45 stitches, 6 colors
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If you spent some time here on my blog, you definitely know my favourite animal. Yes, I love cats. And that is exactly the line that I put on the cross stitch sampler pattern that is going to become my second project for the Punk Projects Craft Challenge.
The pattern (as most of my cross stitch patterns here) is absolutely free. Scroll down to download full pattern in printable PDF format.
I Love Cats primitive cross stitch sampler
Pattern size: 66 x 100 stitches
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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
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One more simple pattern for your Christmas decorations. Today it is a runner motif with Christmas tree, snowflakes and reindeer. Use red thread or any other color you like, and remember to send me a photo of the finished project! 🙂
Simple Christmas runner motif (tree and reindeer)
Motif size: 109 x 23 stitches, one color
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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
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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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Today I’ve looked through loads of photos, but decided to make a pattern based on my own drawing (again: previously I made the Turtle Island, Maneki-neko and the jazz cat with bass). It will again be a cat, probably because somewhere inside of me is a crazy cat lady dying to get out.
This pattern, as well as the source picture, is heavily inspired by the art from the Book of Kells. The artwork and illumination of this medieval manuscript is fantastic! I strongly recommend to look it up on Google (or to visit Dublin’s Trinity College, where it is displayed).
The Kells cat (with a bird)
Size: 121*170 stitches, 8 colors.
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Today I made another cross stitch pattern based on my own drawing (the previous being the Turtle Island pattern). It is another chart of Japanese lucky cat maneki-neko, that is said to bring fortune and happiness, as well as a bunch of other good things 🙂 With this pattern I wish luck to all of you, and hope that it will brighten your day! 🙂
Maneki-neko cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 84 X 95 stitches, 8 colors (appr. 15 x 17 cm on #14 canvas)
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A big-eyed cat on this pattern is an addition to my growing collection of black silhouetted charts. Ah yes, I promise, that I will do something more colorful next time 🙂 But as for today – enjoy this tribute to the past Halloween.
Black big-eyed cat silhouette cross stitch pattern
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Once again a creative idea was given by the Skyrim PC game (someday I will make the dragon logo of this game into a pattern too, I swear!).
An easy tatoo-styled silhouette of a dragon on this chart can be stitched in black on white, or vice versa for more emphasis.
Dragon silhoette cross stitch pattern
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