Fall is almost here, so it's time for a NEW freebie chart for you! I hope you will enjoy stitching this fun mini-pumpkin design.
I used Vineyard and Pepper Pot silks for this design, but as always, feel free to choose your own. Everything is stitched with a single strand. The canvas is a 8 x 8 piece of 18 count white mono.
The chart is a PDF download available on my website, just click HERE. The chart shows the left hand side of the design, the right hand is stitched as a mirror image of the left. I have placed the stitches I used where they will be effectively centered in the design and I have shown some of the compensating stitches as well.
I recommend stitching the black outlines first, then filling the interior spaces. The outermost blue area is basketweave with lazy-daisy flowers stitched over the top, I have shown the placement of these with orange dots. The middle portion is a Hungarian variation, I started the pattern so that the black dots are centered in the area. The middle portion is Caswell, done in two alternating colors. The last step was to add a zig-zag over the top of the Caswell stitch, dividing the area into Argyle-like diamonds.
Here's a detail photo of the flowers:
I hope you will have fun stitching this, I look forward to seeing your creations!!