Handmade Fair VIPs and Mollie Makes Café visitors, get your free rose cross stitch pattern and granny square diagram here…
Hands up if you made The Handmade Fair in September – what a smashing craft event, right? If you were lucky enough to make The Handmade Fair VIP list you have a goodie bag full of crafty bits including a free cross stitch kit from us. Make sure you have all the materials in your kit then follow the full cross stitch pattern by Eline Pellinkhof to make your pretty rose wall hanging. When you’re done, don’t forget to share you snaps with us using the #molliemakers hashtag.
Rose cross stitch pattern
You will need:
• The cross stitch kit in your Handmade Fair VIP goodie bags
• 11 cm (4”) wooden embroidery hoop
• Patterned fabric
• Double-sided tape
• Fabric glue
Find the centre of the piece of aida and start to stitch. Stitch the darkest colours first (so red, then bright pink, then pink, etc). Use two strands of each colour.
When the rose design is finished place the ribbon and lace strip at the left side of the rose embroidery, and stick them in place with a small amount of fabric glue.
Cut your patterned fabric into 1.5cm strips. Open the hoop, stick double-sided tape on the outer embroidery hoop (the larger circle) and wrap the fabric strips tightly around the hoop. if necessary, secure the ends of the strips with some more fabric glue.
Place the smallest hoop under the embroidery. Place the large hoop on top of your embroidery,overthesmallcircle and push downwards. Pull the fabric nice and tight until it sits neatly and taught between the hoops. Secure the hoops together tightly with the screw.
Granny square diagram
We caught up with so many of you at the Mollie Makes Café (the place to refuel on tea and cake) where Ruby from Frank and Olive and the rest of the Mollie Makes team taught free crochet workshops. If you couldn’t make the Mollie Makes Café crochet class or looking for a simple granny square diagram, here it is…
Now that you’ve learnt to crochet will you be making a blanket? There’s always a lovely story behind your first granny square blanket, what’s yours? Share your crochet stories on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers, or send us a message on Facebook.