Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a new cross stitch pattern to share! It’s something I love to do each year and I couldn’t let this Valentine’s Day slip by without one. For those that are new here, you can find additional Valentine’s Day cross stitch patterns free to download here and here.
Cross stitch and needle crafts are making a huge comeback and I’m so excited! These aren’t your grandma’s needlepoint projects. They are sassy and fun! This pattern in particular is crazy quick to create, which I love… Instant gratification.
This year I opted to incorporate a little gold thread to give the whole thing some serious sparkle.
Aida Cloth: Recently I was asked what size Aida cloth I use. Honestly, for something this small, you can use whatever scrap you have around the house. If you are going to purchase supplies, I like 16 or 18 count Aida for most projects. The rule of thumb… the higher the Aida count, the smaller your project will turn out.
Thread: Again I have tons of DMC floss left over from a variety of work that I’ve done. For the purposes of this project I used Black (310), a Pinky Red (309), and gold that you can pick-up in the needlepoint section of your favorite craft store.
Embroidery Hoop: Even for small pieces, an embroidery hoop is a must! It allows you to create nice, even stitches and your work will come out straight. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than investing your time in stitching something only to have it come out crooked. Also, hoops come in a variety of sizes and are easily reusable.
Needle: Tapestry needle size 24
Of course, don’t forget to download your free Valentine’s Day pattern here.
Stitch it up and enjoy a sweet (sugar-free) treat! I whipped this little guy up in less than hour… or possibly on the way to a Super Bowl Party.
Have you tried cross-stitch yet? Do you save your leftover craft scraps for quick future projects? Who’s got big Valentine’s Day plans this weekend?