Are you familiar with the "Rule of Three"? In wiccan teachings, this refers to the belief that whatever energy you introduce to the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to you threefold. That belief is reflected in this pagan cross stitch pattern, which has text that reads, "Do no harm and blessed be/always remember the rule of three" and below the triple moon motif, "The energy you put forth returns". (Note that the final line of text is optional. It appears in the pattern, but not in the photo of the finished design).
The design for this pagan/wiccan cross stitch pattern measures only 130 stitches wide by 96 stitches high, and uses only a single color of floss, making it ideal for beginner stitchers. The pattern is printed on a single sheet of cardstock. The front has a photo of the finished design. The back has a large easy to read graph in black and white symbols with stitch count and DMC symbol and color information.
This is a pattern for counted cross stitch. It is not a complete kit. You will need to supply your own fabric and floss. We are not able to offer digital downloads of our patterns at this time.
How much fabric do I need?
To calculate the amount of fabric you will need for your project, divide the number of stitches by the stitch count of the fabric you wish to use. The higher the count of your fabric, the smaller your piece will be. Some examples appear below. Remember to leave several additional inches as a border on each side, to facilitate framing your project when it is finished.
How difficult is this pattern?
|Fabric count||Approximate size |
of stitched area
|14-count||9 1/4" × 6 3/4"|
|18-count||7 1/4" × 5 1/4"|
|25-count||5 1/4" × 3 3/4"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
|Number of stitches||130 × 96|
|Number of colors||1|
|Number of pages||2|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||no|