Christ­mas Night

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Sheila Kelly Stitched and fin­ished by Betsy Han­son

DMC® Sul­li­vans®

783 45201 topaz, med. 3078 45336 golden yel­low,

vy. lt. 986 45307 for­est green,

vy. dk. 762 45193 pearl gray, vy. lt. 318 45059 steel gray, lt. B5200 45002 snow white 415 45091 pearl gray 3770 45385 tawny, vy. lt. 209 45041 laven­der, dk. 3756 45379 baby blue, ul.

vy. lt. 312 45055 baby blue, vy. dk. 988 45309 for­est green,

med. 301 45049 ma­hogany, med. 160 45475 gray blue, med. 414 45090 steel gray, dk. 159 45474 gray blue, lt. 3072 45335 beaver gray, vy. lt. 155 45470 blue violet, med.

dk. 444 45099 le­mon, dk. 775 45195 baby blue, vy. lt.

Back­stitches

312 45055 baby blue, vy. dk. 988 45309 for­est green, med. 301 45049 ma­hogany, med. 414 45090 steel gray, dk.

French Knot

666 45155 red, bt. Fab­ric: 9" x 9" piece 32-count white Belfast linen from Zweigart® Stitch Count: 50H x 47W De­sign Size: 31/ 8" x 3"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work 1/4 cross stitch where small sym­bols ap­pear us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work French knot us­ing two strands of floss and wrap­ping floss around nee­dle twice.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• One 4" x 4" x 1" piece foam block • One 5" x 5" piece co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric • One yard 1"-wide co­or­di­nat­ing

gros­grain rib­bon • One yard 1/8"- wide co­or­di­nat­ing rib­bon

(hanger and bow) • Three gold beads (op­tional) • Flat-head straight pins • Craft glue Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. With de­sign cen­tered, trim stitched piece to 5" x 5". Cen­ter stitched piece on one 4" side of foam block. Wrap edges of linen around sides of block and pin in place, mak­ing stitched piece taut. Place co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric on op­po­site side of block and re­peat.

Start­ing on top of block, pin end of 1"-wide co­or­di­nat­ing gros­grain rib­bon over raw fab­ric edges. Glue rib­bon in place, pulling tight and con­tin­u­ing around edges, re­turn­ing to top of block. Turn un­der edge of rib­bon, trim­ming as needed, and pin in place.

Cre­ate bow and hanger us­ing 1/8"wide co­or­di­nat­ing rib­bon, glue and pin to top of block. Al­low to dry. Add beads to bow if de­sired.

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