The Christ­mas Stitch

It’s al­ways Christ­mas when you’re a cross stitcher! Why not share the love of stitch­ing with a beginner? This or­na­ment will be the same size– and just as cute– on 14-count Aida, perfect for some­one new to cross stitch.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Nutcracker Or­na­ment Amanda Jen­nings and Ash­ley Gil­ber­son

Skill Level: Beginner

Ma­te­ri­als

• 10" x 8" piece 28- count Ale Cashel linen from Picture This Plus*

• One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss*

• One spool Kreinik Fine Braid #4*

• Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 64. Stitch Count: 54H x 30W De­sign Size: 4"x 2" In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss or one strand fine braid. Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions: Re­fer to Pil­lowOr­na­ment Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions on page 46. Hanger was made us­ing co­or­di­nat­ing 3/8"-wide plaid rib­bon.

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