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Free hearts sampler cross stitch pattern

I am continuing to work on my cross stitch designs and hope that you are enjoying trying them out. I love a sampler design. The simplicity of repeating a pattern . I’ve mixed it up a little by using three pastel colours in this hearts sampler and love the finished design.

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 It would be great to get some feedback on whether they work or any improvements you think I should be developing. Requests would also be welcome as I love a design challenge. 

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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

Materials

  • 14 count aida
  • DMC embroidery thread

Tools

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

Instructions

  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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The hearts sampler is is intended to be stitched on 14 count Aida and I use DMC threads when designing.
The colours I have used are
+ 3713
E 3747
□ 955

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Luci

Thursday 14th of January 2021

love your pattern variety

craftcartwright

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thank you so much. Let me know what other patterns you'd like to see

Monica

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Thanks so much!

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