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Blackwork Spoon pattern (free)

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I have a new sewing passion which is Blackwork, I love how patterns can fill simple silhouettes with such interest. I love the combination of simple geometric shapes and a simple color pallet. To share my love with you, I have created this Blackwork Spoon pattern.

I think it would look great stitch up up on Kitchen linens, or framed in a café or for home deco. Whatever you want to sew it on to I’m sure it will look amazing. Click on the button to download the free pattern.

If you like this Blackwork spoon pattern, please check out my Etsy store as I’m currently updating it with a new range of Blackwork patterns.

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New to cross stitch?

Find everything you need in my beginners guide to cross stitch and 7 ways to master embroidery. Plus find lots of other great free charts on my cross stitch patterns page.

Buy the kit to get stitching!

You will need:

Embroidery scissors,

DMC or Anchor threads,

Embroidery hoop,

Embroidery needles,

14 Count Aida fabric

You can also find lots more cross stitch goodies in my Amazon Store.

Yield: Cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes


  • 14 count aida
  • DMC embroidery thread


  • Pattern
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Optional - a thimble


  1. Start by printing off your pattern and checking it's dimensions
  2. Cut the fabric to larger than the pattern dimensions and fit in your hoop
  3. Tighten the hoop to secure the fabric
  4. Find the center of your pattern and the center of your fabric design
  5. Start stitching from the center
  6. Cut a length of embroidery floss no longer than the length of your arm
  7. Separate it into two stands and keep the remaining four for later
  8. Thread your needle
  9. Start stitching from the back of the fabric, holding the loose thread until you have done a few rows of stitching which will keep the end in place.
  10. Work your stitches all the in same direction, the bottom of the cross should always be the same in every stitch.
  11. Work in either individual crosses or for longer areas of stitch work the bottom arm of the cross stitch in a row and then stitch back over the row to do the top arm of the cross.
  12. To finish, ensure the needle is on the back of the fabric. Thread it through the underside of a few stitches and then snip off the loose end.

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MarthaJean Long

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Really like this pattern. Perfect for a particular pattern. thanks so much!!!!!


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

So pleased you like it!

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