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.