The perfect summer’s day consists of clear blue skies and napping in a comfy hammock. Bring this dreamy scene to life in stitches. Here we’ve frayed and patched the design onto bright yellow fabric and then mounted onto a hanger for all to see. This summery design by Jane Henderson, originally appeared in issue 256 ofThe World of Cross Stitching.


About this cross stitch pattern

  • Stitch count: 30 high x 40 wide
  • Design area: 14 count aida or 28-count evenweave – 5½x7½cm (2¼x2¾in)
  • This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the chart includes DMC, Anchor and Madeira thread codes.

Free Summer Hammock Chart (PDF)

If you love this pattern, then check out more summer projects in The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

More free summer downloads

If you are looking for more free downloads to inspire your seasonal crafting, you can download this collection of summer papers and toppers to print out and use in your projects.

Free summer park patterned papers


Hannah BellisKnitting Editor, Gathered

Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at

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