Even though most of us are still buried under feet of snow, it’ time to start crafting for spring and Easter! As a Minnesotan, adding some spring and Easter to my house’s decor is a must…because here we sometimes are still dealing with snowstorms in April! Whether or not the weather decides to cooperate, I’m ready for spring, and my house is too!
Today’s project–a bunny cross stitch pattern–is a simple and cute little piece you can easily create and add to your spring and Easter decor. Isn’t this little bunny cute? Plus, I created a free pattern for this cross stitch project. So, it’s time to get stitchin’!
Supplies needed to make your own bunny cross stitch pattern:
- Bunny Cross Stitch Pattern
- Embroidery Thread
- Aida Cloth (I used white 14 count)
- 4″ Wooden Embroidery Hoop
As with most cross stitch pattern projects, there aren’t a whole lot of difficult steps required for this project. Basically, just gather your supplies, stitch, keep stitching and tie a ribbon on top. That’s it! And, since this cross stitch pattern isn’t overly big, it can be accomplished while watching 2 or 3 shows on Netflix (cause that’s when we all stitch, right?)
Here is a closer view of the cross stitch pattern for this project. You can, of course, choose any color or color combination for this project. The PDF of this pattern (link above) refers to colors by name, but feel free to ignore that (I usually do!).
Cross stitch is the most basic and elementary type of embroidery. In fact, I recently had the joy of teaching 2 of you my nieces (ages 6 and 8) to cross stitch. With some practice they will have pretty much mastered the art of cross stitch. I learned to cross stitch as a girl…and all these years later I still enjoy grabbing a cup of tea, putting my feet up after the kids are in bed and stitching. Cross stitch is just a lot of counting and because of that can be very relaxing.
If you are new to cross stitch, don’t worry! Give it a try! I wrote up a detailed how-to on cross stitch HERE. I don’t think you will have any questions after reading through that! And, if you do, I’d be happy to help! Just leave a comment.
My favorite way to display completed cross stitch projects is in a simple wooden embroidery hoop. When you are done stitching simply twist the top of the hoop as tight as possible. Then, trim off the excess aida cloth. Finally, tie a cute little ribbon around the top.
I plan on turning my cross stitched bunny into an ornament for my family’s Easter tree (who says you can only have a tree at Christmas!). That’s the great thing about stitching this project up on 14 count aida cloth. It will turn out little and cute!
All the best!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.