I made this cross stitch design for an ornamnet exchange on the http://crossstitchforum.com/ , but it can also be used for greeting cards.
Bullfinch on a branch or rowan
Pattern size: 37 x 37 stitches (6,7 x 6,7 cm / 2.6 ” x 2.6 ”) on Aida #14
Hi there! Today’s freebie is adapted from a photo of an amazingly ornamented ceramic tile in a colorful combination of blue and bright red. You can use this pattern to make an single ornament or a cushion.
Eastern ornament pattern
Pattern size: 86w X 86h stitches, 9 colors
Approximate size on Aida #14: 15.60 X 15.60 cm (6.1 ” x 6.1 ”)
on 6 count canvas: 36.4 X 36.4 cm (14.3 ” x 14.3 ”)
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: Continue reading “Chibi ladybird girl pattern”
Hey everybody! today’s free pattern is an Easter biscornu with bunnies holding Easted eggs. You can stitch it as is (in one color) or choose your own colors. In any case, feel free to send me a photo of your finished project, and I will gladly feature it here in this blog! 🙂
Easter biscornu (red bunnies with eggs)
Pattern size: 60w X 60h Stitches
Today I made for you a pair of very simple patterns with cheerful yellow butterflies and little blue campanulas. The patterns are a combination of full cross stitches and backstitch lining and should be very simple to stitch.
Pattern size: 29 x 87 stitches, 9 colors
My first charts on the new laptop, yay! It still gives me quite a hard time to type (can’t get used to the new keyboard) and has some Win8 issues with ftp connections, but all software runs fast and smooth 🙂
So anyway, here are two new patterns: very similar, but the first one is a bit bigger than the second. Any of these patterns can be used to create a biscornu or for any other Christmas decoration.
Christmas biscornu (bigger)
Stitch count: 46w x 46h stitches, 5 colors
The sacred Indian lotus, or Nelumbo nucifera, is one of the most beautiful aquatic plants in the world. It is often confused with water lily (Egyptian lotus), and to be honest, before making this chart I also thought this plants came from the same family 🙂 But as far as Wikipedia told me, the only flower that can be referred to as lotus, is this one.
Lotus flower cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 96 x 96 stitches, 26 colors. Best done on dark canvas.
Download Lotus flower cross stitch chart
Indian lotus is (surprise!) the national flower of India and also Vietnam. It symbolizes non-attachment, purity and beauty. The Indian name for lotus is Padma.
Besides its cultural and religious uses, lotus is also cooked and eaten in many different ways. Young flowers and rootlets are pickled, dried petals make herbal tea, stems are used in salads. In cooking a lotus it is very important to use the right flower. If you can’t tell water lily from a lotus, be aware, that some species of lilies contain an alkaloid that has effects of a psychedelic aphrodisiac. But my website is about needlework and not cooking, so be sure that it is completely safe to download and stitch this free lotus cross stitch pattern.