Kiss Me I'm Irish

By  Lois Winston  for  DMC Corp

size: finished design, 3-3/4"x3-3/4"; stitch count, 53 w x 53 h

  • Kiss Me I'm Irish


  • DMC 14-count Aida, 8"x8"
  • DMC: 6-strand Embroidery Floss, Satin Floss, Light Effects
  • Lining fabric, 8"x8"
  • Flat gold braid, 3/16"-wide, 1/4 yd.
  • Gold cording, 1/2 yd.
  • Gold metal bell pull hardware, 5"


  • DMC #24 tapestry needle

Basic Supplies

  • needle, scissors, measuring tape

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Kiss Me Im Irish

  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric using two strands floss.
  • 2. Backstitch words with one strand 938 and shamrock stems with one strand 163.
  • 3. Trim design to 5-1/2"x7". Measure and mark 1" from bottom edge on both sides. Mark bottom center. Draw lines from markings to bottom center; cut out along lines.
  • 4. Measure and cut two 3" lengths of gold braid. Fold lengths in half and baste cut edges onto top edge of cloth, 1/2" from each side.
  • 5. Measure and cut lining fabric same-size as Aida cloth. With wrong sides together and using 1/4" seam allowance, sew lining fabric onto Aida cloth, leaving opening for turning at top center. Turn. Press. Whipstitch opening closed.
  • 6. Tie gold cording onto ends of bell pull hardware to hang.