Now these are some mighty fine rules to live by! The "House Rules" are "Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Be kind to animals. Be kind to Earth. Be kind of weird. Read a book." Yep, I'd say that sums things up nicely. Whether you stitch it up as a gift, or hang the final version on your own wall, this project is sure to be a favorite.
The design for this minimalist cross stitch pattern measures only 136 stitches wide by 98 stitches high, and uses only five colors 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||7" × 9 3/4"|
|18-count||5 1/2" × 7 1/2"|
|25-count||4" × 5 1/2"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
|Number of stitches||98 × 136|
|Number of colors||5|
|Number of pages||2|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||no|