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Happy Frog Cross Stitch
Don't Worry Be Hoppy!
Spring is just around the corner. Don't Worry Be Hoppy! At least that's what's this cute frog is hopping around saying.
My theme décor in my bathroom is frogs. I have a shower curtain with frogs on it and bright green rugs but no froggie wall hangings. I've looked around but haven't found any cute frogs. So I decided to look for frog cross stitch patterns. I've found a few I really like. My bathroom is small with not a lot of wall space. I've started with this Hoppy Frog. Isn't he so adorable with it frog legs up in the air! I love the saying on it "Don't Worry Be Hoppy!" A good reminder to look at each morning as I get ready for the day plus it's going to look so cute on my wall.
This pattern is a freebie I found online at Craftdrawer Crafts. You only need 5 colors for this cross stitch pattern.There only two stitches as well to this design. They are an X and --. The line is a back stitch used to border around the frog and stitch the words. It is a simple cross stitch that is perfect for a beginner or for someone who just wants to do a simple quick pattern. This frog is delightfully happy to hop stitch into your life!
Hoppy Frog - Ribbit!
- Aida Cloth
- Embroidery Floss
- Embroidery Scissors
- Tapestry Needle
- Small Hoope
1. Frog Pattern
I got this as a free pattern at Craftdrawer Crafts here online. (Link up above) Unfortunately I am not sure you can still get it free.
2. Symbol chart with floss colors.
This is the chart that shows the floss colors and the symbols of how to read your pattern so you know what color to stitch.
3. Gather supplies needed to get started.
Hoop, Aida Cloth, Tapestry Needle and Floss
4. First X Cross Stitch
Start in the middle of the Aida cloth. In turn, start in the middle of your pattern.
There are two stitches for this pattern. The X and the back stitch.
5. Frog parts stitched
Green DMC 512
You will count your stitches as you stitch them on your cloth and from your pattern.
6. More frog parts stitched
Light Green DMC 954
7. Eyes balls done in white and light gray
Back stitch started
8. Back stitching done around frog.
Back stitching is a line stitch. It is generally done with one strand. It is used to border around a pattern, detailing in the pattern and stitching words.
9. Words Stitched.
Don't Worry Be Hoppy!
Now you can frame your Frog.
Show Off Froggie!
Time to frame Froggie! I choose a simple green plastic hoop. This hoop is one that you can use when cross stitching your design. I originally wanted to find a wood hoop and then put green lace on the edging. Unfortunately a small wood hoop was nowhere to be found in my hometown. I settled on a green plastic hoop that show's off the spectacular green color.
To fit the design into the hoop, there is a screw on the top to unscrew. Take the hoops apart and put the Aida cloth between them. They are made to fit closely together. Tighten the hoop to keep it snug. Then turn it over and cut the edges close to the back of the hoop. You could clue the the cloth to the hoop but I chose just to keep it tighten in the hoop.
Frog Cross Stitch Supplies
These are two basic supplies you will need to start a cross stitch especially one like the Happy Frog.
Hoop For Cross Stitching
Frog Cross Stitch Kit
This is a great beginner frog cross stitch project. It is just your easy cross over stitch. The design is preprinted on the Aida cloth which is easy to follow.
Learn To Cross Stitch - All it takes is 5 minutes!
Cross stitching is very easy to learn. This video show a basic how to instruction of getting started. It explains how to do the simple X stitch and the back stitch. You never want to use knots to start or end any of your stitches. The video shows you exactly how to keep from NO knotting.
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil!
I'm already planning for my second frog cross stitch! When I saw this I just knew it had my name on it! I can't wait to get the pattern and start stitching these colorful frogs!
Gotta have, yes sirree! This is going to be the funnest cross stitch to do. These frogs are simply adorably evil!
- Cross Stitch With CherylFay
CherylFay will share the progress of her designs along with tips and patterns. She will also show patterns, links and instruction video's of interest from others. She has seen some really spectacular designs that she loves to feature on her FB page.
© 2014 Cheryl Fay Mikesell