Two square cushion (pincusion) patterns

Following the last biscornu tutorial: two small symmetrical patterns that can be used to make a biscornu pincushion. And if you use bigger canvas and wool, you can make beautiful pillow cases using the same patterns.

Both charts are small and beginner-friendly.

Oriental ornament chart
The blue and green palette on this chart is inspired by middle-Eastern ornaments. Being a mathematician, I am really an ornament person, enjoying geometry in every possible way. That is one of the thing that I like in Temari as well.

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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.


! Download free Ethnic snake cross stitch design

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

Pepper crazy cross stitch cushion pattern

Would you prefer bell pepper over chili or vice versa? No matter what you choose, this cross stitch cushion chart will look great on your kitchen 🙂

“Pepper crazy” cushion pattern is the third pattern in my “veggies” series along with Avocado and Pumpkin. Enjoy!


! Download free Pepper crazy cross stitch pattern

Stitch count: 79w x 79h
Colors: 10

Did you know? Botanically bell peppers are not vegetables but fruits 🙂

Avocado cross stitch chart

Oldies but goldies – I made the “Avocado” cross stitch chart more than a year ago, and it is still one of my favorites. It is a pair for the Pumpkin pillow : same size, same style and the same vegetable ideology.

Did you know in Indonesia they make a dessert drink with avocado and chocolate syrup? Yuk! I would rather see it in salads and sandwiches. Or on a pillowcase:

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Mayan lizard cushion chart

This pattern for making a cross-stitch cushion was heavily inspired by Mayan culture. An ethnic-styled lizard curles over the Mayan symbol for water (bottom right). It is the first in the Mayan-series cushions I designed and I even cross-stiched this one in a real cushion (photo inside!).

Mayan Lizard crosst stitch chart
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Celtic ornament cushion chart

Yet another pattern for cross-stitching a cushion. and this time I used a celtic ornament for inspiration (yes, I’m quite into that stuff 🙂 ). I would not recommens this pattern for beginners because it is very big (a lot of stitches) and you may lose your patience in the middle of your work.

Celtic ornament cushion chart

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