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“A Day at the Beach” Cross-Stitch

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

Inspired by the beauty of the dunes and shores of Lake Michigan, Jennifer Rodriguez created this design as a reminder to relax and enjoy a fun day at the beach.

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Summer Sky Jobelan
  • Floss: The Gentle Art Sampler Threads, DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, needle, q-snap (optional)

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - "A Day at the Beach" Cross-Stitch

  • Size / Stitch Count
  • 1. Size of stitched area: 8"x5-1/2"; stitch count: 112 w x 77 h
  • A Day At the Beach
  • 1. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 2. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 3. Backstitch design as follows: umbrella top and horizontal lines on lotion bottle with one strand DMC 326 Rose, sunglasses with two strands DMC 413 Pewter Gray, and letters with one strand DMC 3891 Turquoise. Backstitch all other items with one strand DMC 3021 Brown Gray. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 4. Mat and frame as desired.

Key