Folk roses cross stitch pattern (after William Morris)

Roses after Wiliam Morris - free cross stitch pattern

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)

Roses after Wiliam Morris - free cross stitch pattern

Hibiscus flowers cross stitch pattern

Hibiscus flowers free cross stitch pattern

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

Hibiscus flowers free cross stitch pattern

 

Folk art flower cross stitch bookmark pattern

Flower bookmark Primitive art cross stitch pattern

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

Flower bookmark Primitive art cross stitch pattern

Rune Ehwaz (horse) cross stitch pattern

Rune Ehwaz free cross stitch pattern

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

Rune Ehwaz free cross stitch pattern

Ehwaz stands for a horse, and literally that rune means transport, transportation, or a vehicle. Symbolically it means more than that, of course, mostly being the rune of movement, steady flow of progress in your life. Ehwaz can be seen as an opposite to Isa.
Ehwaz is a sign that you will get results in your long and thorough work.
A horse is also a very loyal friend and companion, thus Ehwaz can mean a firm friendship or a lasting relationship/marriage. The tree for this rune is a (horse) chestnut

Raidho rune (the Quest) cross stitch pattern

Raidho rune free cross stitch pattern

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 here in our store! And today I’m starting the second half, and I make a pinky promise to you to complete the whole series soon. It is going to be a great quest! And, speaking of quests, today’s pick is

Raidho rune 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.

Raidho rune free cross stitch pattern

St Patrick’s March 17 Vintage Postcard pattern

St Patrick's Day vintage postcard

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

St Patrick's Day vintage postcard free cross stitch pattern by Happy Stitch

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)

Two Christmas Temari balls

Christmas star temari with diamonds

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:

Christmas star temariДва шарика тэмари, которые я хочу показать вам сегодня, были вышиты специально к Новому Году: отсюда и зеленый фон, и красно-бело-желтые цвета самих узоров. Оба сделаны на основе пенопластовых шаров, и могут быть использованы как ёлочные игрушки.

Первый шарик – это классический узор “хризантема” (kiku):

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Spring and autumn bookmark patterns

Spring bookmark free cross stitch pattern

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!

Spring and autumn bookmarks

Autumn bookmark cross stitch patternСегодня я продолжаю и заканчиваю тему с сезонными закладками, которую я начала пару недель назад. Тогда я выложила лето и зиму, а сегодня для вас – осень с яркими красно-золотыми листьями, и весна с нежными голубыми первоцветами.

Выбирайте наиболее подходящие цвета и вышивайте! Обе схемы небольшие и простые, и подойдут для вышивания начинающими.

Spring and autumn bookmarks

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Just a little church in the fields

A little church in the fields cross stitch pattern

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

A little church in the fields cross stitch pattern

Тихая крошечная часовня, стоящая посреди зеленого поля. Не знаю, чем меня привлекла фотография с этим дивным пейзажем, но именно его я сегодня переработала в схему для вышивки. Можно вышивать крестиком, а можно – полукрестом и шерстяными нитками – тогда получится красивый гобелен. Приятного вам вышивания!

Схема для вышивки крестом “Часовня в поле”
Размер: 170 * 120 крестиков, 24 цвета

Схема для вышивки крестом Часовня в поле

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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  once again: previously I made the Turtle Island, Maneki-neko and the jazz cat with bass). It will be a cat too, 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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