Monday, October 21, 2019

Fall Free Pattern...



For the last few months, I have been creating cross stitch patterns and I wanted to make a cute, free pattern to share...
(You can find all my patterns in my ETSY SHOP.)

So, I worked up this little Fall freebie...


I stitched the pattern on 14 count Aida, that I hand dyed and used almost all DMC threads...
(I did use one Cosmo Variegated threads as well...)


Grid Size:
50W x 50H
Design Area:
3.29 inches x 2.79 inches
(46 x 39 stitches)


And finally, the chart...

(Black and White Symbol version)


(Color Blocks with Symbols version)



(Just click on the picture of the pattern, once picture is larger, right click and you can save the photo to your computer or mobile device.)

Happy Stitching and please feel free to tag me on Instagram (@craftingpaws) with your progress!

Please Note:
© 2019 Carrie Powell
My patterns are for personal use only, please do not reproduce this pattern or share this pattern.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Black Pearl, by The Primitive Hare, Conversion and Finish


My first finish of 2019...
...The Black Pearl, by The Primitive Hare...

(Fully finished, with help from my hubby...)

Fabric: 32 count Linen, from Fabrics by Stephanie in Jaime's Kilt

For this conversion, I didn't convert symbol by symbol...
...I did more of a conversion, based on the placement of the color in the pattern...

The called for colors...
Gentle Arts #7095 Carriage Black … My conversion Gentle Arts #0940 Island Blue
DMC White (I didn't change this color and used it for the top portion of the swing.)
DMC 948 … My conversion Weeks Dye Works #1133 Conch
DMC 3777 … My conversion Mo's Sale Silk Cornucopia
(Any black silk would work well for this portion of the hair.)
DMC 3857 … My conversion Gentle Arts #1120 Cherry Bark
DMC 841 … My conversion Gentle Art #0166 Old Covered Bridge 
(Used this in the bottom portion of the swing.)

The rest of the colors I converted, based on where they were placed in the pattern...


The lighter blue portion of the tail was stitched with Mo's Sale Horizon.
The words "The Black Pearl" were stitched with Victorian Motto Dark Horse.


The rope on the swing was stitched with Victorian Motto Bewitched.
The border was stitched with Victorian Motto Slate.
And, her crown was stitched with Gentle Arts Island Blue (#0940)…


For back stitching, I used VMS Dark Horse for her face and the inside border line, and VMS Slate for the lines around the swing and tail.
As for beads, I used random ones that I had on hand...


Hope that helps anyone looking to convert Pearl!


Friday, December 21, 2018

Snuggle, by Lizzie Kate, Finish and Conversion


Most recent finish, Snuggle, by Lizzie Kate...


Color List with my Conversion in parenthesis...
Collards by Weeks (Seaweed by Colour and Cotton)
Oscar by Weeks (Avocado by Colour and Cotton)
Deep Sea by Weeks (Hand Dyed by Rolanda #70)
Candy Apple by Weeks (Crimson Apple by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe)
Whitewash by Weeks (DMC 3865)
Blue Heron by Weeks (Oyster by Colour and Cotton)
Mascara by Weeks (Cosmo #895)
Havana (Ironbark by Dinky Dyes)

Stitched on 28 count Lugana that I dyed with coffee.


Pattern is from Winter Smalls #189.

Christmas in Ohio Finish and Color Conversion


My finish of Christmas in Ohio ornament, by The Workbasket...


Color List with my Conversion in parenthesis...
Petite Treasure Braid Aztec Gold (Banksia by Dinky Dyes)
DMC 166 (Coast by Mo's Sale)
DMC 826 (Winter Sea by Colour and Cotton)
DMC 827 (Bottlenose by Mo's Sale)
DMC 3826 (Toasted Marshmallow by Carrie's Creation)
DMC 603 (Crimson by Carrie's Creation)
DMC White (Cosmo White)
DMC 310 (Cosmo 600)

Stitched on 36 count Linen in Vintage Country Mocha



Pattern can be found in the 2016 Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.

Christmas Hare Finish and Conversion


My finish of Christmas Hare, by Barbara Ana Designs and the color conversion that I used on the piece...


Color List with my Conversion in parenthesis...
DMC 676 (Aussie Gold by Dinky Dyes)
DMC 677 (Wattle by Dinky Dyes)
DMC 712 (DMC Ecru)
DMC 780 (Caribou Hyde by Carrie's Creation)
DMC 783 (Ghostly Hollow by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe)
DMC 927 (Bay Breeze by Carrie's Creation)
DMC 950 (Light Tangerine, part of Mo's Sale Shady Bags)
DMC 3371

Other Changes:
For the houses, I used  Louisiana Hot Sauce by Weeks Dye Works and Bark by Mo's Sale

Stitched on 28 count Monaco in Glass Blue, that was over dyed with coffee.


Pattern can be found in the 2018 Christmas issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine.