Today has been a great day: I managed to drop my wiggly toddler (WT) at his grandmothers house and found myself in the rare occasion of having a couple of free hours. At first I was running around trying to get my hands on every unfinished project in sight (lots and lots of those!), but then I felt SO VERY CREATIVE.
This little lady has been haunting me for some time now, especially after I saw her Cat Cosplay version. So today Happy Stitch proudly presents —
Nott the Brave
Patther size: 43 X 48 Stitches, 9 colors
Aida # 14 — 7.8 X 8.7 cm (3.1 x 3.4 ”)
Aida #16 — 6.8 X 7.6 cm (2.7 x 3 ”)
The pattern is free to download. You can either download this image (click to get the full size):
or go for the PDF file with the chart: Nott the Brave free cross stitch pattern (PDF)
This design can also make a great magnet or keychain if stitched on a plastic canvas.
Goood morning, ladies and gentlemen!
Here is something that many of you waited for for a loong long time – a new runic pattern. Today’s rune is Ingwaz, with the fig tree – enjoy!
Ingwaz rune free cross stitch pattern
! Download free Ingwaz rune free cross stitch pattern by happy-stitch.net
Only two runes to go, would you believe that?
An extremely simple design of a Christmas tree – and free for download! Can be used to make a greetings card 🙂
Pattern size: 29w X 54h stitches, 3 colors
Approx. size on Aida #14 — 5.3 X 9.8 cm / 2.1 ” x 3.9 ”
! Download Very simple Christmas tree free cross stitch pattern in PDF
Enjoy! And remember to tag me in Twitter / Instagram when you finish your stitching 🙂
This nice little ball is stitched on C10 with masu and spindle stitches. The sakura blossoms are defined by the empty space between the green polygons.
Sakura blossom temari ball
Today’s free rune is Berkana (sometimes spelled Berkano) – a rune of feminine fertility, birth (rebirth) and motherhood – and rune #20 in my cross stitch runic series.
Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 38 x 49 stitches, 10 colors
Download Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern in PDF
Please note, that this pattern is a little bit (two stitches) wider than most of the runic patterns of the same design. I had to make it like this because the rune’s neame is longer 🙂
The symbolic tree for Berkana on the pattern is pomegranate.
OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:
Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).
For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂
A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:
As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂
The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?