How to make a cross stitch pattern
We printed off a free piece of graph paper from HERE. It is best if your graph paper matches your waste canvas. For instance, we were working with 10 count waste canvas, so we used 10 lines per inch on our graph paper. You will have to change the GRID SPACING number to 10… like in the picture below.
We started with the dinos head and began shading in the boxes. Use a pencil, there is lots of erasing. We created the pattern one vertical line at a time from left to right until we competed the dino. Remember, you can not use half boxes with waste canvas! After each vertical line, we shaded the original dino so we could keep track of where we were. There is a lot of guess work involved in this part. Just use your best judgment. Up can always erase later!
Notice the original dinos front leg. That diagonal line wasn’t working. So we switched it up!
And here is my mom’s monster stitched:
Annie and I made the dino. She went home and did all of these herself! She’s nice and shared her work with us. Double click, save to the desktop, and print.
Cross stitch to a onesie or a bib and bam… baby gifts! To do this, we used waste canvas. Here is the post about how to cross stitch baby onesies with waste canvas. What is your favorite design? Are you cross stitcher? A needle pointer? I’d love to hear…