Cross-stitch “A Perfect Sundae”

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

size: 5-1/8"x6-5/8"; stitch count: 72 w x 94 h

  • “A Perfect Sundae”


  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Summer Sky Hand-Dyed Jobelan (429-504)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • The Gentle Art Sampler & Shaker Thread 6-strand Floss

Basic Supplies

  • needle, scissors, 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 "A Perfect Sundae"

  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric over two strands floss. (Note: When stitching with Gentle Art Floss, complete each cross-stitch individually to achieve unique over-dyed look.)
  • 2. Backstitch design as follows: word "Life" with one strand DMC 336 Navy Blue; word "Liberty with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; phrase "and the pursuit" with two strands DMC 336 Navy Blue; phrase "of the perfect" with two strands DMC 815 Garnet-MD; word "sundae" with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; wafer cookie with one strand GA Shaker 7059 Pumpkin Pie; cherries with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; cherry stem with two strands DMC 3790 Beige Gray-UL DK; all other items (including dish and ice cream) with one strand DMC 310 Black.
  • 3. Stitch border using long stitches of Smyrna Stars using strands DMC 336 Navy Blue and DMC 815 Garnet-MD. Stitch French Knot center of Smyrna Stars using one strand DMC 336 Navy Blue or one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD.
  • 4. Frame as desired.