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New freebie Anchor Cross Stitch Pattern

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Hello!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer 🙂

Here’s a free seaside summer anchor cross stitch chart. Just right-click on the pattern image and save it to your computer.

Happy Stitching!

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist

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Mother's Day Kit-2


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Is there an easy way to alter the size of a Cross Stitch Pattern?

One of our lovely customers asked, “I love this pattern and want to make it for my son’s room, but it is smaller than I would like. Is there an easy way for me to adjust this pattern to be bigger?”

The answer is: YES!

There are 2 ways you can adjust the size of your Cross Stitch Pattern:

FIRST METHOD

This is the easiest method:  use the pattern as is, but change the size (count) of your Aida cloth!

All of our Cross stitch Patterns are designed for 14-count Aida cloth, which has 14 squares per inch. But you don’t always have to use 14-count Aida!

If you want your design to be larger, use a SMALLER count, such as 6-, 8- or 11-count Aida cloth, which has larger squares (fewer squares per inch) and will make your finished design larger. Remember, you will need to use 3 or even 4 threads when stitching on smaller count aida cloth. 

This method will ALSO work to SHRINK your pattern. Instead of using 14-count aida cloth, try using 18- or 24-count to make your finished design SMALLER. See the handy chart below 🙂

aida cloth counts

SECOND METHOD

This is next method: use the same size of Aida Cloth, but change the pattern slightly!

This method is a little more complicated, but works well to DOUBLE the size of your finished piece, and STILL uses 14-count Aida cloth.

What do you do?

Just stitch 4 “x”s for every 1 square on the original pattern. (For example, if there is a section of color that calls for 2 x 3 “x”s, you would stitch 4 x 6 “x”s instead.) If the original design size was 38 x 40 stitches, the new design would end up being 76 x 80 stitches.

See this example below:

Pink Sun-double

How can I figure out how much bigger (or smaller) it will be?

Here’s the math!!!

 stitch count of design ./. aida cloth count = finished size in inches

NOTE: You will have to make 2 calculations: 1 for the LENGTH and 1 for the WIDTH

So, how big will a 70 x 91 design be on 14-Count Aida?

70 stitches ./. 14 count aida = 5 inches (70 ./. 14= 5″)

AND

91 stitches ./. 14 count aida = 6.5 inches (91 ./. 14 = 6.5″)

ANSWER:  5″ x 6.5″

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So, what would that same 70 x 91 design be on 11-Count Aida?

70 ./. 11= 6.36″

91 ./.11= 8.27″

ANSWER: Approx. 6.5″ x 8.5″

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And finally, what would that same 70 x 91 design be on 18-Count Aida?

70 ./. 18= 3.8″

91 ./.18= 5.05″

ANSWER: Approx. 4″ x 5″

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Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist

More questions? I’m always happy to help. Email me at cheryl@tinymodernist.com

 


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FREE Mother’s Day Cross Stitch Pattern

 

mother's day

Hi everyone!

Here’s an easy, pretty Mother’s Day cross stitch pattern for you.

Q. How do I get the pattern??

A. Just RIGHT CLICK on the pattern image below and SAVE AS on your computer.

Mother's Day Pattern

As always, our cross stitch patterns are for personal use only.

Thanks for supporting handmade!

Happy Stitching,

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist

 

 


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FREE Valentine’s Cross Stitch Pattern- Cute Raccoon with Heart

I’ve been loving Raccoons lately. They are showing up in trendy fabrics on Spoonflower, artsy illustrations, or if you’re looking for a stitchy project- check out my own Raccoon with Red Chevron Cross Stitch Pattern. Here’s a sampling of some original raccoon-y things for you to be inspired by (I know I was…heehee)

racoon sampler

1. Scamper Raccoon by Birch Fabrics
2. Raccoon Family Portrait by papersparrow
3. R is for Raccoon by Kirstie Edmunds
4. Raccoon Male Print by Berkley Illustration

And now for the free pattern! It’s a cute raccoon with a little heart. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…and this might work as a card? A little framed gift?  Or read my tutorial on block-mounting your finished x-stitch onto canvas!

Click here to download this pattern for FREE.

Happy Stitching!

Cheryl@tinymodernist

raccoon heart


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3 Little Robots free cross stitch pattern download

Beep boop boop bleep…Here are 3 cute robots.

For a nursery? A pillow cover for a boys room? They could hang in your living room or foyer…they are a happy trio for you to stitch up!!

Want the free pattern? Just click here to view the pattern. RIGHT CLICK, and SAVE AS.



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Free Stained Glass Window Cross Stitch Pattern

I was browsing around on Craftsy last night, and came across a number of beautiful quilt patterns for sale. There were a few that caught my eye, because of their bright colors mixed with black outlines. So, I just had to make a pattern for you!!

I hope you like it. Its a little different from my usual style, but I like the bold, straight, modern lines paired with the softer, more traditional cross stitch motifs. The vibrant colors contrast nicely with the black edges, and I thought the crisp lines could use some softening, so I added a lacey kind of edging, and some pretty florals, too. You can make this one in any color combination- here are my two favorites: teal (which I can’t get enough of, ever.) and bright pink, which I just love when it’s paired with black.

If you’d like to download the PDF pattern, click on this link. (Both teal and pink color schemes are included)

You can save this one, and any of the other free patterns on my blog by RIGHT clicking, and choose SAVE AS. Then just put the file on your computer somewhere you will remember it 🙂

Thank you and happy stitching!

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist


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FREE Cross Stitch Pattern- Baby Girl Name with Flowers

Hello everyone! I was feeling creative and happy today, so here is a fun, modern one for a new baby -or not so new; my youngest daughter is 2yrs old as you can see by the inscription, but I can still mark the occasion 🙂

Click here to get this freebie! I just designed it today- so you won’t find it anywhere else, and you might be the first one to stitch it up! How exciting!

Get a free custom alphabet with numbers here so that you can customize your pattern!

Cheers,

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist