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