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Bugs! Cross-Stitch Samplers

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

size of stitched area: 3-3/4" square; stitch count: 54 w x 53 h

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Hand Dyed Jobelan: Lime (429-521) for boys, African Daisy (429-507) for girls
  • Floss: The Gentle Art Sampler and Simply Shaker Threads, DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, needle, q-snap (optional)

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Girls
Pattern - Boys

  • For Boys
  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on green fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Backstitch design using one strand DMC 310 Black. Backstitch word "bugs!" with two strands GA Sampler 0910 Peacock and border with two strands GA Sampler 0350 Mulberry. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 3. Mat and frame as desired.
  • For Girls
  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on yellow fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Backstitch design using one strand DMC 310 Black. Backstitch word "bugs!" with two strands GA Shaker 7023 Green Pasture and border with two strands GA Sampler 0310 Claret. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 3. Complete French Knots using one strand DMC 310 Black. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 4. Mat and frame as desired.

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