With the Christmas decor coming down soon I plan on adding a few simple “winter” items to my home. For this purpose I created these 2 free simple cross stitch snowflake patterns. You can do a great many things with these patterns–allow your children to stitch them up with yarn on plastic canvas, embroider them on pillows or onto afghans, or, like me, you can stitch up lots of them, place them all in tiny embroidery hoops and string them up with ribbon like a garland. Have fun and celebrate the wonder of snow!
I love snow, don’t you? It is so peaceful and beautiful and clean. I might not enjoy driving in snow storms or the arctic temps we get up here in Minnesota, but this doesn’t take anything away from the magic of watching those tiny flakes float down to earth.
Isn’t the whole idea of a snowflake amazing? The idea that no 2 are alike, and yet they just keep coming all winter, turning into mounds and drifts. When you stop and think about it, during these months we really do get to live in a winter wonderland.
Supplies needed to make your own cross stitch snowflake:
- White Aida Cloth (I used 14 count)
- Colored Embroidery Floss
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop
- Snowflake Cross Stitch Patterns
As a first step, download and print out the free pattern. Once again, you can access the PDF HERE. Here is a look at both of the cross stitch snowflake patterns.
Once you have your supplies and the pattern you are ready to get to work. This is a very basic cross stitch pattern. There are only cross stitches–no other fancy stitching or even back stitch. I chose to stitch this snowflake in a light blue. Since I am stitching a whole bunch of these to create a garland, I plan on using all of the shades of blue and both of the snowflake cross stitch patterns.
If you need a few more details on how exactly to cross stitch (don’t worry, it’s so easy!) check out this post. It will tell you everything you need to know!
Happy winter, and stay warm!
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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.