Hal­loween Frog Hat

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - De­sign by Maja Matyas of The Snowflower Diaries

Skill Level: Be­gin­ner Ma­te­ri­als • 9"x 10" piece 36- count vin­tage coun­try mocha Ed­in­burgh linen from Zweigart* • One skein each DMC ® or Sul­li­vans ®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • One skein each The Gen­tle Art

Sampler Threads* • One skein each The Gen­tle Art Sim­ply

Shaker Sampler Threads* • Size 28 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 110. DMC® Sul­li­vans® 3770 45385 tawny, vy. lt. 3827 45424 golden brown, pl. B5200 45002 snow white 930 45273 an­tique blue, dk.

The Gen­tle Art Sampler Threads DMC® Al­ter­na­tives Listed in Paren­the­ses* 0310 (3685) claret 0850 (3041) hy­acinth

Back­stitch 0310 (3685) claret

The Gen­tle Art Sim­ply Shaker Sampler Threads DMC® Al­ter­na­tives Listed in Paren­the­ses* 7063 (310) onyx 7074 (3347) chives

Back­stitches 7063 (310) onyx (two strands on mouth on frog hat) 7074 (3347) chives

*DMC® al­ter­na­tives are not one-to- one equiv­a­lents to the floss sug­gested by the de­signer. To achieve re­sults pictured, use floss listed in the first col­umn.

Stitch Count: 60H x 65W De­sign Size: 31/ 3" x 35/8" In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss. Work back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss un­less stated oth­er­wise.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 78" length of Masala hand- dyed

cot­ton lace by Nina’s Threads* • 22" length of 1/2"-wide faded red silk

ribbon • Mount­ing board *See Where to Find It on page 110.

Re­fer to Flat-Or­na­ment Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions on page 107. Be­gin­ning at top left of the or­na­ment, sew the ribbon around all sides of or­na­ment, leav­ing a tail to make a hanger. Pinch­ing lace to cre­ate a ruf­fle ef­fect, sew lace to­ward the front side of the stitched piece in front of the ribbon. See photo for place­ment. With ex­cess ribbon, cre­ate a hanger by sewing end to right-hand side. At­tach ribbon hanger to or­na­ment.

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