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Sloth cross stitch pattern (free)

This is a free pattern for a sloth cross stitch. It measures about 6 inches by 3 inches and uses 14 count Aida cloth.

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Sloth cross stitch dimentions

  • Grid Size: 84W x 48H
  • Design Area: 6.00″ x 3.43″ (84 x 48 stitches)
  • 11 DMC threads

This sloth cross stitch pattern is a free downloadable pattern that can be used to create a cross stitch of a sloth hanging from a tree branch.

The first step in creating this type of cross stitch is to download the pattern and print it out on A4 paper. It should be printed at 100% size and without any margins. Alternativly you can use it digitally on a tablet.

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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.

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You will need:

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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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