Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Foxy fox...

It's been a while since I've offered a free project, but this is an idea which has been milling around since I first posted about these pendant blanks for cross stitch...


The finished counted cross stitch fox motif is only small, 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (or 4 x 4 cm) and fits perfectly onto the laser cut disc (which is available from The Workroom) and works out at roughly 13 stitches to an inch (or 2.5 cm), but can also be stitched onto any aida or evenweave fabric.  The finished size will change depending on what count fabric you use.  

So, in addition to what you decide to stitch the design onto, you will also need, thread (I call it stranded cotton, is it embroidery floss in the USA?) in the following colours (I used Anchor thread and have added the shade numbers in brackets as a guide), dark brown (382), dark grey (400), mid brown (936), dark terracotta (884), terracotta (1003), beige (942) and cream (386), plus a fine embroidery needle and some small scissors.

Follow the chart below for your stitching.

(click on the chart to enlarge it to stitch from)

The surrounding circle is just a guide for the edge of the laser disc, and I split the stranded cotton and worked with 2 strands in the needle.


And there's more...  As I bought 2 of the laser cut pendants (indecision as to which shape I wanted!), next week, I will be posting another cross stitch chart for the Owl.


Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Bethany said...

These are so lovely! :) So, they're necklace pendants? Would be nice to see a pic of someone wearing one.

Kate said...

So clever - great idea and love the fox.

Олька (Aliola) said...

Спасибо! лисичка просто прелесть :))
С весной и творческого вдохновения!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the idea! Something very very different!

Fleur Cotton said...

This is a lovely simple design, thanks you very much. I think it might be a good little project for my daughter.

Will look forward to the little owl chart too.

Fleur xx

Даритта said...

Очень симпатично выглядит! Спасибо за схему и объяснения.

Дарья

Олька (Aliola) said...

http://aliolka.blogspot.com/2012/03/8.html
Спасибо! Будем ждать совы :)

Miaou said...

Very pretty! I particularly like the owl one.

marileni said...

It is a fresh idea!!!bravo( from Greece...)

Vixie said...

Love that fox - so cute! Can't wait for the owl pattern too!

karyn said...

i adore the fox to pieces!!!

Sam said...

Saw this on Pinterest - it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing a free pattern. We love foxes here, so I can see this motif sneaking in everywhere :-)

spontaneityis said...

this is great! I'll use this to make for a friend of mine who loves foxes. :D

Lottie Moon said...

Hi I am quite new to blogging and I would love it if u checked out my blog and told what u think about it by the way i love ur foxes :D lottieplanet.blogspot.co.uk

cluckin said...

Hi! I used your design on an embroidered sweatshirt. Thanks for sharing :)
You can see it here:
http://lananarama.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/sudadera-de-punto-de-cruz.html