Cross-Stitch “Simple Joys of Summer”

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Hand-Dyed Summer Sky Jobelan (429504)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >1 or 2 strands
  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands
  • French Knot: >1 strand (wrapped 1 time)

Basic Supplies

scissors, embroidery needle, q-snap or hoop

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two strands using two strands of floss.

STEP 2

  • Backstitch design using two strands as follows: saying with DMC 3808 Turquoise-UL VY DK; word “chalk” and outline of three sections with DMC 986 Forest Green-VY DK; sun rays with DMC 973 Canary-BRT and DMC 972 Canary-DK; baseball stitching with DMC 349 Coral-DK; flower stems and top of grass with DMC 986 Forest Green-VY DK. (Note: Use long stitches for horizontal lines on baseball.) For flowers, backstitch with two strands from left to right as follows: DMC 3837 Lavender-UL DK, 3810 Turquoise-DK, 3705 Melon-DK, 3808 Turquoise-UL VY DK, 3705 Melon-DK, 3837 Lavender-UL DK, 3810 Turquoise-DK. Backstitch remaining areas on design with one strand DMC 310 Black.

STEP 3

  • Complete French Knots on saying using one strand of DMC 3808 Turquoise-UL VY DK.

STEP 4

  • Frame design or finish into hanging as shown.

Tip

  • 1. Attach stitched piece on tote or beach bag for a fun seasonal accessory.
by Jennifer Rodriguez for Always Time to Stitch

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3496/3224c38e-4f30-4a35-8646-96eb0017e927.pdf



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Cross-Stitch “Simple Joys of Summer”
Cross-Stitch “Simple Joys of Summer”