More Swedish (Huck) Weaving Embroidery Patterns

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Swedish weaving embroidery pattern posts are one of the most viewed on this blog. It could be because it’s easy to learn and the designs look very complicated but really aren’t.

If you’re interested in learning Swedish (Huck) Embroidery, I have two previous blogs that will take you step-by-step through the process, beginning with the tools you’ll need.

You can find those posts in their entirety using these links:

Swedish Huck Weaving Embroidery Instructions and Designs


How to do Swedish (Huck) Weaving Embroidery

I really like the patterns I’m sharing today, they are geometric and colorful. Starting from a very easy wave pattern to a more intricate zig-zag.

Here’s the full page of design patterns, I’ll post each individually after it.


Swedish Embroidery Pattern Sheet - Vintage Crafts and More

This particular page of Swedish embroidery patterns comes from a 1953 American Thread booklet called Pot Holders.

With these designs you simply follow the diagrams. Embroidery Cotton is used, the colors are listed, but you can choose your own combinations of colors.

There is a paragraph of General Directions for Swedish Embroidery, but using the links above to the previous posts will give you a more detailed How-To.

Swedish Embroidery General Directions - Vintage Crafts and More

Below are the individual designs:


Swedish Embroidery Pattern Waves - Vintage Crafts and MoreSwedish Embroidery Pattern Red and Black - Vintage Crafts and More

The two above seem to be the easiest, not having to deal with too many lines to follow. The next two are more intricate and require several colors, but they could be done in all one color and still make a great design for a towel, table runner or cloth.


Swedish Embroidery Pattern - Vintage Crafts and MoreSwedish Embroidery Pattern Zig Zag - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to save or print any of the patterns individually, click on the one you’d like, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it using your computer’s browser.

If you’d like to save these patterns for later as a PDF file, click on the link below:

Swedish Embroidery Patterns PDF

The pattern sheet is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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  1. HME says:

    Oh my goodness thank you for posting these. I’ve just learned Huck embroidery and patterns are so hard to find. I’m thrilled to have more to work on now. Thank you so much!

  2. Patt says:

    Love your sharing the patterns, which are just down my ally…Thanks for sharing them, & the directions.

  3. Tina says:

    Debra, Is monk cloth similar to huck toweling? Never used monk cloth before. Where do you find it. The only one I saw was really stiff fabric.
    I’m excited about doing Swedish embroidery again!!

    • Debra says:

      Hi Tina,
      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner, I didn’t see your comment until this morning.
      I found the answer on Embroidery Methods post, Huck Cloth versus Monk Cloth explains the difference well.

      Huck toweling – 100% Cotton weight, dish towels, etc., use DMC floss
      Monk Cloth – Heavy, good for afghans, 4-ply yarn will work on monks.

      Monk’s Cloth has a loose over and under four strand weave. These strands are called floats and are used to weave the threads through.

      You can find it for sale on the Nordic Needle or Also, your local fabric store like JoAnn’s should have some.

      Hope this helps.

    • Marlys Dotseth says:

      No it is not ..i buy all my Monks cloth at Walmart “cheaper that way “.or Joanna fabric ..

  4. Elizabeth W. says:

    Incredibly helpful to get started on the learning and how-to design. My sister had to do this in grade school back in the 50’s and this has some of the types of figural patterns she had. Now I can play as I wait for the library to find a book.

    • Debra says:

      Yes, most of the huck weaving patterns I find are from the 50’s. It was very popular then but I think it’s making a comeback. It’s certainly one of the most visited posts on my blog. Glad it’s helpful.

      Thanks for your comment.

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