Cross-Stitch “You Brighten My Day”

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

size: 4-3/8"x4-3/8"; stitch count: 62 w x 62 h

  • Cross-Stitch “You Brighten My Day”


  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Ivory Jobelan (42944)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, embroidery needle, q-snap or hoop

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Cross-Stitch "You Brighten My Day"

  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Backstitch sun rays using two strands DMC 972 Canary-DK and saying with two strands DMC 3685 Mauve-DK. Backstitch remaining areas on design using one strand DMC 310 Black.
  • 3. Complete French Knots using one strand DMC 3685 Mauve-DK. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 4. Frame as desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. Stitch design on perforated paper and affix onto a card blank for a unique greeting card.