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Cross-Stitch Mr. & Mrs. Claus Ornament

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

size of stitched area: 5"x3-1/8" stitch count: 80 w x 51 h

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 32-count Touch of Blue Linen (65-303)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, embroidery needle, q-snap (optional)

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands
French Knots: 1 or 2 strands (wrapped two times)
Backstitch: 1 or 2 strands

Pattern - Cross-Stitch Mr. & Mrs. Claus Ornament

  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Backstitch lips and accents on Mrs. Claus' shirt using two strands of 304 Christmas Red-MD, top of hats using two strands of 1 White, and mistletoe using two strands of 699 Christmas Green. Backstitch remainder as shown using one strand of 310 Black. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 3. For French Knots, stitch eyes using two strands of 791 Cornflower Blue-VY DK wrapped two times and mistletoe using two strands of 304 Christmas Red-MD wrapped two times. Complete French Knots for nose using one strand of 310 Black wrapped two times. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 4. Finish into ornament using fabric of choice or mat and frame if desired.

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