Growling tiger cross stitch chart

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

Oh well, it seems the kitty doesn’t want belly rubs right now 🙂 But he still stays one of my favorite wild animals – so today I made a Growling Tiger pattern out of a photo found somewhere on the Internet. I did my best, but the chart still uses 50 colors, so I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners or for impatient crafters like myself.

Stitch count: 150w x 141h , 50 colors.

Growling Tiger cross stitch pattern
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Did you know? Contrary to the popular belief, the tiger is the biggest wild cat, even bigger than the lion.

Jazz Cat cross stitch pattern

If there is something that I love more than music or craft, then it is cats without any doubt. The Jazz Cat pattern combined music, cats and crafts together 🙂 This chart of a gray bass playing cat is based on my own original drawing (actually this tom is the first one of the series of musical cats that I wanted to draw).

Stitch count: 94w x 117h Stitches, 9 colors . Ideal for beginners due to limited amount of colors and easy cartoon style.

Jazz Cat cross stitch pattern

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What jazz evergreen is this tom playing? Share your opinion in comments below!

Turtle Island cross stitch pattern

Today’s pattern is completely original and is based on my own drawing of a turtle with a forest on it’s back.

Style of the forest is inspired by beauty of The Book of Kells animation, and the idea of this picture comes from the cosmological myth of the Great Turtle, that carries the world on it’s back.

The vibrant colors and animation style of this pattern will make it a great decoration for a playroom.

Stitch count: 110w X 135h stitches, 20 colors

Turtle Island cross stitch pattern
Turtle Island cross stitch pattern

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Did you know? (I didn’t!) In some Native American tribes the Turtle Island is a name for North American continent.

Like that pattern? Say ‘way to go!’ in comments! 🙂

The guardian cat cross stitch pattern

I saw this funny photo of a cat guarding his territory and instantly converted it into a small pattern. Ah yes, I love cats (as proven by all cat patterns I made 🙂 ) .
The guarding cat photo

I hope you will enjoy this pattern as well. It is small and simple and uses only black and white floss (try using canvas of different color to make it even more interesting). You can also stitch different text on the sign (anything from “I love cats” to “Hello world”), for your convenience I have included in the package a printable pattern with no text.

Stitch count: 73w x 59h, 2 colors

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Ethnic snake cross stitch cushion pattern

Today I’m adding to the collection of Mayan-inspired cross-stitch charts. The idea of this collection is heavily inspired by Mayan calendars and symbols. As an ages-old symbol of eternity the snake on this pattern is biting its tail.

You can stitch this chart with yarn to make a cushion or with cotton DMC thread to make a small ornament.

See also the previous charts in this collection: the Lizard and the Turtle.

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Is there any other animal you wish to see in this collection?

Photorealistic green snake cross stitch design

A nice realistic green snake on this cross stitch pattern is based on a photo from the web. It is the second snake dedicated to the coming Year of the Snake (see also the cartoon snake in the previous post). The pattern is moderately big and uses 25 different colors.

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Stitch count: 140w x 176h
Colors: 25

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Rattle snake сross stitch design

According to the Chinese Zodiac the year 2013 will be the Year of the Water Snake. If you wish to stitch a New Year present with a snake symbol on it – keep up with my blog, because today I will start a snake series of cross stitch charts 🙂

If you are raised in western culture, then you may have some prejudice for snakes. But in the Eastern tradition snake is s symbol of wisdom and gracefulness. It is said, the the people, born on the year of the Snake, are good communicators and make right decisions in right times. They also love art, books, photography and fine food.

Here is a little pattern with a stylized laughing snake for a start.
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Neko Coneko cross stitch chart

A tribute to Azumanga Daioh anime series: two charts depicting Neko Coneko – white cat with a white kitten on its head. I made two versions of this chart – a bigger one (only cross stitches) and a smaller one (cross and back stitches).

Bigger neko-coneko:

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Stitch count: 80W x 62H
Colors: 7
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Small Maneki-neko chart

A Maneki-neko (the “beckoning cat” or the “welcoming cat”, typically a Japanese bobtail with calico coat and a very short tail) is a traditional Japanese symbol of good luck. You can often see it in shop windows or restaurants. It is believed that the right paw in welcoming gesture welcomes people while the left paw welcomes wealth and good luck.

Stitch yourself a meowing good luck charm!

Stitch count: 60W x 90H
Colors: 6

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[More original cross-stitch cats]

Funny Bunny cross stitch chart

People often confuse rabbits with hares. Biologists say, that the main difference between a hare and a bunny is that the former is not attached to its territory and can’t be domesticated. That is why I’m sure that there was a bunny on the picture I converted into this pattern. It looks really domestic 🙂

A bunny is a traditional Easter symbol in US and Europe (by the way, Wikipedia says that Easter Bunny was an Easter Hare in medieval times), so this chart will pattern can make not only a playroom decoration, but a great Easter present.

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Stitch count: 70w X 100h
Colors: 13

More holiday cross stitch patterns: Christmas patterns, Halloween patterns