DLTK's Crafts for Kids


cross stitch

cross stitch

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Summer Cross Stitch Patterns

Two beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for Summer!  Both patterns works well as a bookmark on 6 or 6 count aida cloth.  It also makes a nice picture on plastic canvas or 6 count aida (terrific for beginners!).  The Summer Sun pattern is somewhat easier than the Summer Watermelon one is.

To learn more about cross stitching, check out our "How to Cross Stitch" directions.

When I do these projects with the girls, I encourage them fill in the backgrounds with cross stitch instead of leaving it unstitched.  The long rows of single colored stitches are terrific practice.  But it's completely up to you!  It does make the project take a lot longer.

You can also skip the words on the templates if your child is just working on cross stitching not backstitching.

Materials:

cross stitch

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Instructions:

Templates:

Summer (Sun) Cross Stitch Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

Summer (Watermelon) Cross Stitch Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

 

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