Cross-Stitch School Days Frame

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

Commemorate the new school year by stitching this frame to display your favorite student's class photo.

  • Cross-Stitch School Days Frame


  • Wichelt Imports 14-count White Perforated Paper
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • School photo, 3-1/2”x5”

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, needle, q-snap or hoop

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Alpha Chart
Pattern - Cross-Stitch School Days Frame

  • Size / Stitch Count
  • 1. Size of finished design: 7-1/2"x9-3/4"; stitch count: 106 w x 137 h
  • School Days Frame
  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric using two strands floss.
  • 2. Backstitch design with 1 strand DMC 310 Black except use 2 strands DMC 310 Black to backstitch grade specification and musical notes. Backstitch "Music" lettering with 2 strands DMC 921 Copper and mathematical sign with 2 strands DMC 349 Coral-DK.
  • 3. For student's name, designer used DMC 312 Baby Blue-VY DK and suggests using DMC 3834 Grape-DK for girl's name.
  • 4. Position 3-1/2"x5" photo on back of stitched piece on photo area; trace around photo adding one or two rows for border. Cut out opening. Tape photo inside frame. Frame design as desired.