Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Stripes Cross-Stitch Pin

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and this pretty little pin stitches up quickly. I combined two palettes in this design--cool gray-greens and fun fruit colors. The alternating striped pattern reminds me of a summery woven rug.

The finished pin is just 1¾" square, so you'll only need a small amount of DMC embroidery floss and a  3" by 3" piece of 18-count Aida for this project. Follow the chart and color key below, or click here to download and print a copy of the chart. Use two strands of floss and work from the center of the fabric outward.

I framed the finished embroidery in a gold-tone pin setting from the Etsy shop Kailea. You can also mount the embroidery in a different style of setting, or simply sew it onto a felt backing and add a small pin back.

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