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.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect to make a ladybird for today’s freebie. I was going to make another runis pattern, like last week, but stumbled upon this amazing felt craft image on Pinterest:
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericacatarina/7563193062/in/photostream/ via Pinterest
And here is what appeared miraculously in my Pattern Maker: a chibi kawaii-style girl in a ladybird costume. The pattern is small and extremely easy, it can be stitched by kids or beginners. It can also be used to make a postcard or on a pincushion.
Chibi ladybird girl pattern
Pattern size: 45 x 45 stitches, 6 colors
Download link inside:
Yes, I love cats, but let us all admit: dogs are great too! And though I never had a dog and am not able to properly understand one, today’s collection of patterns is dedicated to these loving and joyful animals.
Pick of the week: Must love dogs free cross stitch patterns
You know what? I suddenly remembered, that I promised to complete the Runic patterns series by the end of the summer. And it seems that time is running out quicklier, than I could have expected. So, for now it is fifteen runes completed and nine runes to go. 🙂
And today my wonderful runic sack presented me with the Mannaz.
Rune Mannaz (Man, Humanity) free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches (and when stitched it will look something like this)
Click “More” to see the download link:
Guess who’s nerdy side got all excited when Bethesda announced that the new Fallout 4 will be coming out shortly? 🙂 Finally! So while I was singing about being as corny as Kansas in August, this guy in blue vault suit showed up and asked to adapt his image into a cross stitch pattern. With all due respect, I present —->
Vault boy free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 77 x 80 stitches, 10 colors
If you came to see a usual end-of-week pick of free patterns – please, don’t worry, next week I will resume posting them 🙂
(Click more for the download link)
Everybody knows, that cross stitch projects make great wedding presents. And although summer aka “the wedding season” is very near, you still have time to stitch something beautiful for your friends. Here are several free wedding cross stitch patterns from all around the Internet 🙂
Pick of the week: Wedding day!
Starting the last ten uncovered previously by my patterns Nordic runes, is Ansuz – the rune of Odin, the rune of power and leadership.
Ansuz in the A of the Nordic runic alphabet, and stands for Odin, the ancestral god, who is said to give first humans the gifts of life and intelligence (this is why Ansuz is sometimes called Odin’s breath). This is the rune of wisdom, that governs our abilities to put things in order and name them. And because according to many ancient myths knowing the true name of something or someone gives us power over this thing or person, Ansuz is also a rune of great power. But always remember, that with great power comes great responsibility 😉
Rune Ansuz (Odin’s breath) free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36w X 49h stitches, 8 colors
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
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.
Today’s freebie will be another pattern in the runic series. Many thanks to Maria for stimulating me to return to that (unfinished) work through comments 🙂
This time the runes chose to show me Algiz – quite a mystic rune, because, as far as Wikipedia goes, people are nor sure of its name or true meaning, But we will settle for common name of Algiz, that stands for Elk.
Rune Algiz cross stitch pattern
Сегодняшняя схема для вышивки – это еще одна руна (спасибо Марии, напомнившей мне в комментариях про эту незавершенную серию схем и вдохновившую на продолжение! 🙂 ). На этот раз мне выпала весьма интересная и сильная руна – Альгиз.
Схема для вышивки “Руна Альгиз”
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