Roses in Love

Stitch this de­sign that is equally beau­ti­ful hold­ing your house keys or as a scis­sors fob. Sim­ple cross stitch is paired with French knots and di­men­sional bul­lion knots to bring un­par­al­leled tex­ture and beauty.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Anna Chinotto

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Stitch Count: 16H x 51W De­sign Size: 1" x 27/8"

Ma­te­ri­als

• 9" x 8" piece 36- count nougat

Ed­in­burgh linen from Zweigart®* • One skein each Sul­li­vans® USA or

DMC® six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 65. DMC® Sul­li­vans® 3779 45392 terra cotta, ul. vy. lt. 774 45185 yel­low, pl. (bul­lion stitch)

French Knot 3364 45350 pine green In­struc­tions

Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss.

Work bul­lion stitch us­ing two strands of floss. For the in­ner two stitches of each rose, wrap six or seven times. For the mid­dle stitches, wrap 14–16 times. For the outer stitches, wrap 20 times.

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

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 1" x 2" and 5" x 2" pieces co­or­di­nat­ing

fab­ric • 2" length lace trim • 4" length 1/4"-wide co­or­di­nat­ing rib­bon • Co­or­di­nat­ing sew­ing thread • Polyester fiber­fill • Key ring

Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Trim stitched piece to 5/8" from stitch­ing on all sides. Align 1" x 2" piece of co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric along right-hand edge of stitched piece with right sides fac­ing; stitch to­gether us­ing a 1/4" seam al­lowance. Press seam al­lowance open. Re­fer­ring to photo through­out, align lace trim along seam and stitch in place on front side of stitched piece.

Trim 5" x 2" piece of fab­ric to same size as as­sem­bled front for back­ing. Place stitched front piece and back­ing fab­ric to­gether with right sides fac­ing; pin to­gether. Pin rib­bon at cen­ter of left side. Stitch to­gether us­ing a 1/4" seam al­lowance, catch­ing rib­bon and trim and leav­ing a 1" open­ing for turn­ing.

Turn right side out and press. Stuff with fiber­fill. Blind-stitch open­ing closed. At­tach key ring.

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