Simple arabesque runner pattern

Simple arabesque runner cross stitch pattern - free

Based on an free image from the web, this arabesque pattern is very simple and can be done in only one color or in different colors of your choice. I really like the art-nouveau feeling of the ornament in this one 🙂

Simple arabesque runner pattern

Простая схема вышивки для использования на скатертях и любых других длинных предметах, основанная на рисунке из интернета. Можно вышивать в одном цвете (для простоты на схеме это черный) или в нескольких разных цветах. Я выбрала именно эту картинку за ее стилизованность под ар-нуво.

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The Kells cat cross stitch pattern

The Kells cat free cross stitch pattern

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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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.

Oriental ornament cushion patttern

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Stitch count: 40 x 40 stitches, 5 colors

Pink flowers chart (the one I used for my biscornu – see pictures in the tutorial). One of the simplest charts I ever made 🙂

Pink flowers ornament pattern

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Stitch count: 36 x 36 stitches, 5 colors.

Happy Easter cross stitch sampler

Inspired by all beautiful samplers on Pinterest: “Happy Easter” sampler (maybe not exactly a sampler, but something very similar) with easter eggs, chickens and tulips. I made it in red, but it can be embroidered with any color you like.

I never did samplers before, this one is the very first and I hope you will like it!

Happy Easter cross stitch sampler

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Stitch count: 80 x 80 stitches, 1 color.

Interested in Easter cross stitch patterns? Take a look at “Easter eggs” chart or browse the easter tag![

Othala, the property – rune cross stitch pattern

Othala, one of the last runes in the Futark and the rune of homeland and legacy is the rune for today and the fourth rune in Quaternion Creations Runic series. As always, it is made into a small and simple cross-stich design that can make a nice decoration or a special gift.

Othala rune cross stitch chart

Stitch count: 36w x 49h, 7 colors

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Rune Tiwaz (Altruism) cross stitch chart

Today I will continue the series of inspirational runic cross stitch patterns (see Fehu rune and Kenaz rune patterns).

The Tiwaz rune has several symbolic meanings, among them justice, self-sacrifice and altruism. It is the rune of the god Tyr, who is most known for giving his name to  Tuesday (‘Týr’s day’). In Norse mythology, Týr sacrifices his arm to the monstrous wolf Fenrir, who bites off his limb while the gods bind the animal.

This small pattern is easy to stitch even if you are a beginner.
Stitch count: 36W x 49H
Colors: 8

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Rune Fehu (Cattle) – prosperity (cross stitch pattern)

The second rune in runic cross stitch patterns series is Fehu, or the Cattle, the symbol of wealth and prosperity. This rune is the first Futhark rune and also its last one. In a wider sense Fehu can also mean emotional gain or a better reputation.

Fehu can protect your valuable things and feelings, grant wealth and fulfill you wishes, but you have to be responsible and be ready to pay the price of your dreams (the mystical Price is the second meaning of Fehu). In the pattern for the rune I made apple leaves and fruits in the upper corners as a farther symbol of prosperity.

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Rune Kenaz – the Torch (inner strength)

How about some rune magic? Here is the first cross stitch pattern in the norse runic series. Today’s rune is Kenaz (the Torch) – one of the Fire Runes, the symbol of the fire that turns clay into ceramics and darkness into light.

Kenaz is good for artists, musicians, and scientists. To emphasize the strength of the rune there are oak leaves and acorns above it.

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Ethnic lizard cushion chart

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

Mayan Lizard crosst stitch chart
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