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”

Yellow Blossoms Sheets Free Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Pattern - Yellow Blossoms SheetsStitch a dainty design on a set of ready-made bed sheets using this free embroidery pattern, Add a bit of lace and ribbon, and you have your own designer sheets, created by you!  The colors can easily be adapted to your own decor, and the repeating design in easy to stitch using just stem and detached chain – or a partial lazy daisy. Continue Reading “Yellow Blossoms Sheets Free Embroidery Pattern”

2014 Easter Egg SAL and Free Embroidery Pattern

2014 Easter Egg - Free Embroidery Pattern

Welcome to our first annual Easter Egg SAL for the month of March, 2014, featuring a free embroidery pattern!

In this SAL, we’re going to make a puffed Easter egg using traditional hand embroidery stitches in bright, sunny colors of 6-strand embroidery floss. You can download the free embroidery pattern for the egg here on this page. Continue Reading “2014 Easter Egg SAL and Free Embroidery Pattern”

Summer Bouquet Needlepoint Pattern

Summer Bouquet Needlepoint PatternThis simple, free needlepoint pattern features a traditional Victorian-inspired summer floral bouquet worked in an earthy, monotone color scheme on brown mono canvas. It can be worked on white or natural-colored canvas as well, but I love the look of the colored canvas in this design.

I’ve finished stitching the project, but haven’t yet decided how I want to finish it. I seem to have more than enough framed needle art and pillows…

This a simple, charted design, worked from a chart. One square on the chart is equal to one stitch on the canvas, with the background area worked over 2 threads.

So far, I’m very pleased with the project, and look forward to figuring out what to do with it!

Additional free projects in a variety of needlework techniques can be found on the Patterns and Projects page, or visit the main page for the blog or to sign up for the newsletter. Continue Reading “Summer Bouquet Needlepoint Pattern”

Embroidered Scarf – Free Embroidery Pattern

Embroidered Scarf - Free Embroidery PatternFeeling a bit chilly during the dark, cold winter months? Warm up your winter wardrobe by stitching this stylish Embroidered Scarf   – an exclusive FREE embroidery pattern from NeedleKnowledge®.

The scarf is assembled using three different cuts of cotton quilting fabric, and embroidered using basic embroidery stitches. The embroidery is featured on one side, while a contrasting lining livens up the other side. Continue Reading “Embroidered Scarf – Free Embroidery Pattern”

Home Sentiment Pillow in Traditional Embroidery

Home Sentiment Pillow in Traditional EmbroideryStitch this pretty sentiment for your home and display it on the sofa or a favorite chair. Or, make the project as housewarming gift for a special friend or new neighbor.

The project is worked in traditional embroidery stitches and can be finished as a pillow (as shown) or framed as art. Either way, it’s a nice way to express your love of home, sweet home. Continue Reading “Home Sentiment Pillow in Traditional Embroidery”

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”