Sentiments of Love Series: Be Joyful

By  Alice Okon  for  The DMC Corp.

size of finished design: 3-3/4"x6-1/4"; stitch count: 54 w x 95 h

  • Be Joyful


  • Charles Craft 14-count White Aida
  • DMC: Memory Thread, Pearl Cotton 5, 6-strand Embroidery Floss


  • DMC: #22 tapestry needle, #10 embroidery needle
  • DMC embroidery scissors

Stitch Types

Half-stitch: 1 strand
Backstitch: 1 strand

Pattern - Sentiments of Love Series: Be Joyful

  • 1. Half cross-stitch design centered on fabric. Backstitch lettering. Secure and clip loose ends on back of design.
  • 2. Following Memory Thread placement lines on chart, place length of Memory thread on top of stitched design to estimate length of thread needed for each element; add 1" to measured length. Cut length.
  • 3. Using tapestry needle, insert needle into beginning hole in Aida cloth. Gently enlarge hole; insert one end of Memory Thread into hole. Repeat process for other end.
  • 4. Hold Memory thread in place and couch it onto surface of Aida cloth using 1 strand DMC 310 Black floss. Secure Memory Thread ends on back of design with floss; clip excess threads.
  • 5. Frame design as desired.