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cross stitchSpring Cross Stitch Patterns

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

cross stitchFour beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for Spring!  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!).

The third and fourth patterns (Butterfly/Tulip and April Showers bring May Flowers) are quite a bit more complicated (bigger projects) though still a beginner level.

cross stitchcross stitchThe words on these projects require backstitching.  If you're just starting to learn cross stitch, you can skip the words.  (For example, on the flower pattern, you can just cut the words off the pattern template before giving it to the child).

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

cross stitchWhen 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:

Spring has Sprung Template  easiest

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

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

April Showers bring May Flowers   (color)   or   (B&W)

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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