Monday, March 7, 2016

Shamrock & Thistle Cross-Stitch Pins


St. Patrick's Day is just days away, so it's time to celebrate your Celtic pride. These pretty shamrock and thistle cross-stitch pins feature floral symbols and Ireland and Scotland. They use just four colors of DMC embroidery floss--209 dark lavender, 520 dark fern green, 522 fern green, and 3835 medium grape. I stitched mine on 22-count Aida fabric so they would fit inside these 43mm pin settings from the Etsy shop Kailea. If you want to cross-stitch the designs on 18- or 14-count Aida, you can mount them in different settings or make them into ornaments.


The charts for both designs are available on a free printable. Just click here to download your copy and start stitching. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

These designs were featured in the Spring 2015 issue Craft Ideas magazine.

4 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, Kathleen. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  2. I love cross stitch. I pinned it. Thank you!

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