Autumn Acorn Medallion in Cross Stitch

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Autumn AcornCelebrate Autumn by stitching this pretty acorn and leaf medallion. The completed embroidery design can be finished as an ornament or as a biscornu – you can even frame it if you prefer. The design is worked in basic cross stitch, with the tendril accents worked in back stitch. It’s quick and easy to stitch and is perfect for the beginning stitcher. Continue Reading “Autumn Acorn Medallion in Cross Stitch”

Mediterranean Grapes in Cross Stitch and Counted Thread

Mediterranean Grapes Towel in Cross Stitch and Counted ThreadThis project was originally featured in the book Easy Heirloom Embroidery, back in 2001, but the classic pattern is just as relevant today.

Stitch the pretty Mediterranean-style towel in a traditional grapevine design in earthy tones using both cross stitch and counted thread techniques – the towel is enhanced with optional drawn thread bands and a self-fabric fringe.

The materials list below is enough to make two towels, or for a table runner having the bands at each short end.* Continue Reading “Mediterranean Grapes in Cross Stitch and Counted Thread”