If you love to leave dry land behind you and feel the wind in your sails, then you’ll love this sunny collection of boats at sea cross stitch patterns. Our cards conjure everything that is best about heading to the coast during summertime – the sight of boats at sea bobbing up and down on the water, the sound of waves lapping against the beach and, best of all, wall to wall sunshine! The boats at sea cross stitch patterns are set in a range of sun-kissed locations, so would make brilliant gifts for sailing fans or for friends who are about to jet off on holiday. Or, why not stitch one to bring a little summer warmth to your own home all year round?
A lot of the backstitch in the boats at sea cross stitch patterns is stitched in two strands of thread for added impact, including the masts of the sailing boats, which are stitched in two strands of gold thread. Check the key as you stitch to see how many strands you should be using for each part of the design. Click for our how to backstitch tutorial
About the boats at sea cross stitch patterns
- Stitching time: Approx 8-10 hours each
- Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, backstitch
- Level: Beginner
- Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
- Fabric: 14-count blue aida measuring 15x20cm (6x8in) for each design
Download the boats at sea cross stitch patterns
Click to download the boats at sea cross stitch patterns. The download is a PDF of 2 A4 ages with six boats at sea cross stitch patterns and a key.