This pattern was stitched with 1 thread over 2, on my Dirty Grunge Green- coffee stained 36 count linen. Just gorgeous!!! You can of course choose any linen you wish, however, keep in mind, that if you use a smaller or a larger count of linen, the finished size will change. I also extra dyed this linen to give it an aged appearance, before and then once done with the total project. Again, this too is a preference of choice.
Basic cross stitch x’s are used throughout this entire piece, as well as some back stitching, as noted on the chart. One more note, as you get to the color chart/key, please note that I stitched this piece strictly with Gentle Arts Threads!!! I charted the design using DMC, and then marked down my Overdyed Thread choices next to the DMC colors. By all means- this is all yours and you, so have some fun with colors!!!
I’ve given calculations for various counts of linen- on the back cover of this pattern- showing you the finished sizes bases on counts. Add 3 inches onto those numbers- to give yourself a 3” border around the stitched pattern- or use your own preference.
Now- I did a very very simple finish for this- just like I did for my pumpkin faces candle mat pattern- and I’m including those same basic directions here for you- to finish this one as well.. It’s easy peasy- and ever so fun!!!
Finishing for this chart is entirely up to you…
Please note!!! I don’t wish for anyone to “adapt” this cross stitch pattern into any other pattern on their own, as it is my design and I will be releasing future patterns using this, including a punch needle design and possible a hooked rug pattern. If you’ve any questions regarding this- please do let me know…. And please respect my copyrights.
Last thing, before you get stitching- is that if you’d like to order linens, threads, just send me an email, visit me online, and/or find me on Facebook!!! I sell and carry almost all supplies used for each pattern I make…
And again- if you ever have any questions- please just get in touch with me!!!
Thanks So Much & Happy Stitching!!!