The name says it all: here is a new freebie, and it is heavily inspired by beautiful work of William Morris. I have seen some of his amazing gobelins when a large Pre-Rafaelite collection was exhibited in Pushkin art museum in Moscow. The whole exhibition was an overwhelming experience!
Folk roses cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 100 * 76 stitches, 6 colors (appr 18.14 * 13.8 cm on Aida #14)
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Usually I post cross stitch freebies on Tuesdays, but yesterday was somewhat intense – and because of that I made a freebie today (and that is so not OCD, I’m really impressed by myself). Anyway, today I turned into a pattern this public domain image (sending my regards to the unknown author!) with beautiful Hibiscus flowers. It came out very light and easy, with less than ten colors of floss used.
Hibiscus flowers free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 89 X 72 Stitches (appr 16 x 13 cm on #14 Aida), 7 colors
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a poll, asking all my readers about their favourite themes for cross stitching. Now I know that you like to cross stitch flowers :), therefore today’s freebie is flower. (And yes, I love flowers too!) It is a pattern that can be used for a bookmark or as a motif.
The flower is adapted from one of the 19th century folk artworks of John van Minian.
Primitive art flower cross stitch bookmark pattern
Pattern size: 30w X 151h stitches, 8 colors
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First of all I want to thank all of my readers, who responded to the recent poll about your favourite cross stitch motifs. It seems for now, that most of you love to cross stitch flowers 🙂 Oh, I love them too! so on the coming week I promise to make a flower freebie for you.
Meanwhile today’s free patterns is once again a Norse rune.
Rune Ehwaz cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches, 7 colors
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Last rune made a great milestone: half of all Elder Futark runes were completed into cross stitch patterns. So, for now. you can find patterns Fehu, Thurisaz, Kenaz, Gebo, Hagalaz, Nauthiz, Isa, Perthro, Algiz, Tiwaz, Laguz and Othala. And today I’m starting the second half, and I make a pinky promise to you to complete the whole series before this autumn. It is going to be a great quest! And, speaking of quests, today’s pick is
Raidho rune free cross stitch pattern
Raidho is one of the runes that all readers agree on: it’s primary meaning is the journey, and that may mean both physical travels (that makes Raidho a traveller’s good luck charm) and metaphorical quests of our lives. It is an evolution in motion, a rule to move if we want to change and become a better person. It is also a talisman that helps to see your path clearly and not get distracted by obstacles.
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Today’s free pattern is a vintage St Patrick’s Day postcard, turned into a cross stitch chart. Due to the loads of text it is a bit bigger than I expected it to be, but should be very easy to stitch.
St Patrick’s Day Vintage Postcard pattern
Pattern size: 106w X 165h Stitches
19.23w X 29.94h cm on #14 Aida
Colors: 5 (You can reduce that number even more using one shade of green instead of two) Continue reading “St Patrick’s March 17 Vintage Postcard pattern”
These two temari were made for Christmas and New Year decorational purposes. I used green thread for background, and stitched the designs in festive red, white, and yellow colors.
First temari is a classical kiku (chrysantemum) design:
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Two bookmarks that I made today are continuing the theme of the patterns that I made a couple of weeks ago. This time it is spring, represented by sweet first flowers and autumn with red and gold leaves.
Both patterns are free for download and very easy to make. Choose any colors you like!
Autumn bookmark cross stitch pattern Continue reading “Spring and autumn bookmark patterns”
I found this picture in the web and instantly fell in love with it. A little chapel lost somewhere in a field – what could possibly be more romantic? I hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as I do 🙂
A little church in the fields cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 170 * 120 stitches, 24 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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