Halloween spider temari

Halloween temari balls

Halloween spider temariThis week I made free-stitched Halloween temari ball. No complicated markings, that have to be measured up to fractions of an inch – only creative desire! 🙂 If you look closer, you will be able to find a division here (an S8 to be precise), but it serves only as a guideline to make stitching easier.

The spider is stitched in spindle stitch, the web in swirls, and the leaves on top are made in a classical kiku pattern. The spiders’ eyes are four red French knots (there should be six, said my observant husband).

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Halloween pack of cross stitch charts 2

I’m sure it’s not too late to make something special for Halloween! 🙂 Here is yet another pack of four small Halloween-ish xstitch patterns. All patterns in this pack are nice, small and very easy, not more that 100 stitches in size and 8 colors.

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Black cat crossstitch pattern (once again :)

Yet once again a small addition to the thematic Halloween patterns. This cross stitch pattern of a black cat is based on a clip-art picture from the Web. It is quite small and doesn’t require much technique or patience. It also can be matched with the patterns in the Halloween pack and used for decoration.

Black and white cat cross stitch pattern
Use the download link below to get the pattern and the colors list.
Stitch count: 65w X 54h
Colors: 7

Download Black and white cat cross stitch pattern

A cat person? I have more original cat patterns!

Halloween temari ball

How to make a Halloween temari

This nice thematic Halloween ball is really easy to make even if you are a temari newbie, just follow the steps of the tutorial. (Tip: You can use the ball that is not perfectly round)

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Halloween witch cross stitch pattern

“Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble”

William Shakespeare

Just as I promised in the previous Halloween post, here is a pattern that is bigger and more complicated. The witch on a broomstick is a tradition symbol of Halloween since Middle ages. It is believed, that on the night before All Saint Day all witches gather to a great ball, where they show their skills and dance and do magic. There are some black cats and bats involved too 🙂

Beware of this green-eyed witch, for only mischief is on her mind. While the moon is full she will do anything she pleases…

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Halloween cross stitch patterns pack

Okay, okay, I got carried away in my previous Christmas post. Here is a little present for all of you looking for pumpkins and broomsticks: a Halloween patterns pack. Use these small patterns for stand-alone presents or for decorating. The patterns are really simple: average stitch count is 45×45 and less than 10 colors, thus easy to cross-stitch even for a child.

And yes, I hope to make also a Halloween temari 🙂

There are five patterns in the pack:
– a pumpkin,
– an old tomb,
– a bat,
– a spider,
– and a black cat

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