Cross Stitch Snowflakes or Border Embroidery Patterns

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Today I’m posting a chart from an antique French embroidery design booklet. The charts are quick and easy cross stitch for what looks like snowflakes or designs that could be used as a border.

Imagine them scattered on a decorative pillow cover in red and white, blue and white or as a border on a towel or pillowcase.

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Also a couple of the designs could be used with the craft of “chicken scratch” on gingham. If you’ve never heard of it, I’ve done a blog post about it titled Chicken Scratch Embroidery – What is it and how to do it.

Be sure to check out this previous blog post of the Alphabet in Cross Stitch for Monograms.

To Download Chart: Right-Click on the image and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it.


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Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rose Design Area Rug

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Today’s freebie vintage pattern comes from a Lily Design Book for Rugs dated 1950. This is a Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rug called “Queen Mary.” The rug pictured is 27 x 40 inches, but can be made as large as desired by omitting the dark brown border and sewing 2 or more together.

It uses Lily Rug Worsted yarn and a Rug Foundation. The rug foundation for the “Queen Mary” could be purchased with the squares already marked. With the chart included with this pattern you can mark your own rug foundation. The chart lays out the design with symbols that represent different colors.

I did a little research and found a vintage rug foundation Lily #145-HH for sale and it looks like it may be linen, but that was for a pom-pom rug. The number for this pattern is Lily #145-NP.

This 14 point Interlock Needlepoint Canvas should work well as a foundation. It’s stable and can be trimmed close without fraying. The reason it’s called interlock is the construction, which is two threads in each direction that are twisted around each other. This Graph ‘N Latch rug canvas has blue lines for easy counting.

You could even use this chart to transfer the design to make a miniature doll house rug.

Here’s the chart. The top left corner is blocked out by the picture, but you can fill in the squares by following the opposite corner directly below it.

rose-rug-chart-vintage-crafts-and-moreI found this great little tutorial about Transferring a Design to Needlepoint Canvas on the Nuts About Needlepoint blog. She used these Staedtler pens to draw the design on the canvas.

There are some basic directions that are included that you’ll need to follow when making your rug.

CROSS STITCH: In the first row of single stitches, bring needle up at lower right hand corner; down at upper left hand corner; repeat across row. On return row, bring needle up at lower left hand corner and down at upper right hand corner. In working rows of cross stitches, work across the row from right to left forming the first slanting stitch, then work from left to right to complete the stitch.

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Below you’ll find the PDF file for this pattern:

Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rose Rug Pattern

The pattern 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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Free Filet Crochet Snowflake Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!


Anyone ready for cool weather, or is there cool weather where you live already? It hasn’t made it’s way here yet, but my mind is on winter and snowflakes. Even though it’s still 90 degrees outside, with my crafting I can pretend it’s snowing.

 

Today’s vintage pattern comes from Filet Crochet and How To Use It by Augusta Pfeuffer. It’s an individual snowflake you can use as a border or by itself to decorate a fabric ornament. It can also be done in cross stitch by following this chart.

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To save the snowflake pattern click on the picture, it will open in another window and there you can right click and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

To find out more about this publication and filet crochet take a look at this earlier post Exploring Filet Crochet.

Here’s some General Directions for Filet Crochet included in the booklet:

 

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