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cross stitch flowercross stitch flowerFlower Cross Stitch Patterns

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Three beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for any flower theme (Spring, Summer, May Day, etc)!  The first two patterns (flower and tulip with face) work well as a bookmark on 11 or 14 count aida cloth (though those counts are a bit harder for the kids to use as the stitches are smaller).  They also make nice pictures on plastic canvas or 6 count aida (terrific for beginners!).

cross stitch flowerThe third pattern (Butterfly/Tulip) is quite a bit more complicated (bigger project) though still a beginner level.

To learn more about cross stitching, check out our "How to Cross Stitch" directions.

When I do these projects with the girls, I encourage them fill in the white backgrounds with white cross stitch instead of leaving it unstitched.  The long rows of single colored stitches are terrific practice.  But it's completely up to you!  It does make the project take a lot longer.
 

Materials:

Instructions:

Craft Templates:

Tulip with face     (color)   or   (B&W)

Tulip with butterfly   (color)   or   (B&W)   and   (floss colors)

Blue Flower   (color)   or   (B&W)

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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