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Knotted Hearts Free Cross Stitch Pattern
This free pattern can be used for just about anything; an ornament, a gift, a framed piece...
I love stitching Celtic knotwork patterns, but they tend to be big long time-consuming projects that can take me months to stitch. I needed something that filled my desire for stitching knotwork on a smaller scale for a quick gift. I charted the Knotted Hearts design and it filled that need for me, so I shared it with the world.
This is a free cross stitch pattern charted by me. You can stitch it for yourself, stitch it as a gift, use it in charity crafting projects, you can even stitch it and sell the stitched piece. The only thing you cannot do is sell the chart in any form.
Stitch, share, love!
The Chart for Stitching:
You can print this image from right here, stitch the pattern from your screen, or if you prefer you can save and download the full PDF version of the pattern, available at StitchingtheNightAway.com.
A handy package of variegated DMC threads to have on hand for small projects.
Cross Stitching Supplies - Just a few things....
This project doesn't require a lot of supplies and you can use leftovers from previous projects if you have some in your supply stash. Here are the basic supplies needed to stitch any project....
- embroidery needle,
- hoop if you want one,
- and of course fabric.
For knotwork projects and samplers I like to use a variegated thread like the ones pictured here at the right. These are great to have on hand for small projects, these types of threads give the shading effect you see in the examples here with just a single skein of floss
Small Projects are Great for Leftover Stash!
Small cross stitch projects like this one are perfect for using up your left over threads and fabric from larger projects and even from cross stitch kits that you've finished.
You might have some beautiful hand dyed threads or fabric laying around that you don't want to toss in the scrap bin yet, but you're not sure what to do with it. Pull out those leftovers to create ornaments for great holiday gifts or to make scent sachets for your dresser drawers.
Whatever you do, don't be afraid to think "outside the frame" with your cross stitching. Not everything has to be framed and hung on the wall, there are plenty of other options and you're only limited by your imagination.
Knotted Hearts Quilt - Stitched and Assembled by World of Charity Stitching Group Members
This quilt, along with several other quilts, pillows, tote bags and many other items were donated by the World of Charity Stitching Group to the Century Care Center, in Century, FL as gifts to the seniors who reside there.