Snow Bunnies

Craft Ideas Craft of the Day

Usher in the New Year with a fun new project! Cross-stitch these adorable snow bunnies to give your home décor a wintry touch.

Materials

  • DMC 14-count Pale Blue Aida
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Basic Supplies

scissors

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • French Knot: 2 strands (wrapped 2 times)

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Size: 8”x8-5/8”; stitch count: 113 w x 122 h

Snow Bunnies

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitched design centered on fabric.

3. Backstitch weeds using one strand DMC 435 Brown, Vy. Lt. and eyes using one strand DMC 310 Black. For all other backstitching, use DMC 3371 Black Brown.

4. Complete French Knots with two strands wrapped two times using DMC White for eyes and DMC 221 Shell Pink, Vy. Dk. for berries.

5. Finish as desired.

by Pamela Kellogg

Ghouls Only

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

These ghouls just want to have fun! Stitch this amusing design to add some “spirit” to your Halloween décor!

Materials

  • Charles Craft 14-count Light Oatmeal Fiddler’s Life, 15”x12”
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • French Knot: 1 strand (wrapped two times)

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate Finished Size: 8-7/8” w X 5-3/4” h; Stitch Count: 125 w X 81 h

Ghouls Only

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on fabric.

3. Finish as a pillow using your favorite pillow pattern or as desired.

by Gail Bussi

Trick or Treat Greeting

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

From a spooky ghost, creepy cobwebs, and mystical witch to a jovial pumpkin and smiling moon, this Trick-or-Treat Greeting is loaded with all types of Halloween fun!

Materials

  • Charles Craft 14-count Wheatstraw Aida, 17”x12”
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss
  • Kreinik Mfg. Co. #4 Braid

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 11″x6″; Stitch count: 155 w x 84 h

Trick or Treat Greeting

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on fabric.

3. Finish as desired.

by Ursula Michael

Autumn Hues

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Brisk winds and falling leaves are sure signs that harvest is near. Stitch this autumn-inspired design to update your fall décor.

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports Chai Tea 28-count Jobelan, 12” x 16”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Just Another Button Company Buttons (2212L, 2247S, 2275T)

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch:  As indicated in key
  • Cross-stitch:  1 strand each color

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 5-3/4”x9-1/2”; Stitch count: 58 w X 95 h

STEP 1

Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

STEP 2

Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.

STEP 3

Finish as desired.

by Jackie Hendricks

Give Us This Day

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Cross-stitch this beautiful design as a daily reminder to give thanks for the blessings we have received from God’s bounty.

Materials

  • DMC White 28-count Evenweave, 13” x 13”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • French Knot: 1 strand wrapped twice
  • Straight Stitch: 1 strand

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate Finished Size: 6-5/8”x6-3/4”; stitch count: 94 w x 95 h

Give Us This Day

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.

3. Frame as desired.

by Kathleen Hurley

Grandma Tribute

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Grandma is probably one of your most favorite people. Stitch this tribute to her for Grandparents’ Day or just because you love her.

Materials

  • Zwiegart Antique White 28-count Lugana, 15”x12”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stich Count

Approximate Finished Size: 8-5/8”x4-5/8”; Stitch Count: 122 w x 84 h

Grandma Tribute

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.

3. Frame as desired.

by Bennie Harman

Cross-stitched Golf Towel

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

“Fore” the golfer in your life! Ironically cute, this clever towel is quick-to-stitch and certain to make any golfer smile.

Materials

  • Charles Craft White Aberdeen Hand Towel
  • DMC Six-strand embroidery floss in colors listed on key

Tools

  • Tapestry needle, #24

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stich Count

Size: 2-5/8”x15-1/2”; stitch count: 220 w x 37 h

Golf Towel

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. To find center of towel inset, fold in half and in half again opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.

3. Use two strands floss to cross-stitch design centered on inset of towel in colors listed on keycode. Use one strand Black floss to backstitch design.

by Lois Winston for Charles Craft

Sailboat Towel

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Give your home or summer cottage décor a fun nautical feel with this colorful sailboat towel. Or, stitch it as a gift to a friend who loves sailing.

Materials

  • Charles Craft White Fingertip Towel with 14-count inset
  • DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

Backstitch: 1 strand

Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 6-5/8”x1-1/2”; stitch count: 93 w x 22 h

Sailboat Towel

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on inset using two strands floss.

3. Backstitch as indicated on chart using one strand floss.

by Charles Craft

Starry Night Cross-stitch

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Roasting marshmallows, singing campfire songs, and snuggling in sleeping bags under a star-filled sky! Who could resist a night braving the wilderness? Cross-stitch this design for your favorite camper!

Materials

  • DMC 14-count Navy Blue Aida, 18” square
  • DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • Embroidery needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 2 strands
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 9-1/2″x7-3⁄4”; Stitch count: 135 w x 110 H

Starry Night

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue word “pattern” is a link. To access this pattern, select the link, then download and print pattern.)

2. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric using two strands floss.

3. Backstitch lady bug, heart, and faces on bunny and children using two strands 3371 Black Brown. Backstitch remaining design where indicated using two strands 801 Coffee Brown, Dk.

4. Frame as desired.

by Carla Acosta for The DMC Corp.

Was It Worth It?

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Stitch this quote as a gentle reminder to enjoy today and not stress out about tomorrow.

Materials

  • JAR Designs Spring Leaf 28-count Jobelan, 17”x12” (available at X’s & Oh’s Designs)
  • DMC Six-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Green fabric, 1/2 yd.
  • Batting
  • Green ribbon, 5/8” wide, 24” length
  • Dowel

Tools

  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 3 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

Approximate Finished Size: 10-5/8″x5-3/4″; Stitch Count: 150 w x 82 h

Wall Hanging

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.) Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads. Trim stitched fabric 1-1/2” from stitching.

2. Cut two strips of green fabric 8-3/4”x2-1/2”. Sew one strip to each side of stitched fabric using 1/4” seam allowance. Cut two strips 17-1/4”x2-1/2”. Sew one strip to top and bottom of stitched fabric. Press seams toward green fabric.

3. Cut batting 17”x12-1/4”. Cut green backing fabric same dimensions as sewn top. Cut four 6” lengths of green ribbon and fold in half. Layer batting on back of top (cross-stitched) fabric. Pin ribbon to right-side of top fabric with fold toward center and backing fabric with right-side facing top fabric. Sew around all edges, leaving a 3” opening at bottom. Clip corners and turn right-side out; press. Hang from dowel.

Tip

  • This design would be very easy to convert to any favorite over-dyed fabric and easy to select a complementary color that stands out well against fabric. Remember to make backstitching 2 shades darker than letters.

by Jo Gatenby for X’s & Oh’s Designs (www.xs-and-ohs.com)