Summer’s here! Time to dig out the sandals, slap on some suncream and head down to the seaside. Lovely jubbly. If like us you love long hot summer days then celebrate the season with these free ice cream cross stitch patterns.
We all like our icecream differently, and luckily for us, its available in so many different flavours and styles! Fun ice cream fact: the ladería Coromoto, commonly known as Coromoto, is an ice cream shop in Venezuela, which offers the Guinness World Record of 860 flavours! Phew, I don’t know how long that would take to sample, but it’s certainly one for the bucket list. If you simply just love icecream (who doesn’t) you’ll be able to celebrate your favourite treats with these cute free ice cream cross stitch patterns.
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Free ice cream cross stitch patterns by Susan Bates
Stitch a sweet ice cream cone on to plastic canvas for a fun keyring or mount our slice of cake pattern on to a card backing to make a DIY cake topper to add a handmade touch to parties!
You will need
- Threads – Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle – Size 24 tapestry needle
- Fabric – Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for both designs.
- Extras – Backing felt of choice, other items from high street stores
This design uses whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch
Download the Free Ice cream cross stitch patterns
These designs were first featured in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 187.
Free Ice cream sundae cross stitch pattern
Stitch the mouth-watering ice cream design and make it into an irresistible Valentine’s Day card for a loved one! Stitched in whole stitches and backstitch, this project is suitable for beginners or a quick-stitch design for experienced stitchers, measuring 50 stitches high x 35 stitches wide.
You will need
- a piece of 14 count aida (or 28-count evenweave) measuring 9×6.5cm (3½x2½in)
- stranded embroidery cottons, as listed in the key
Download the Free Ice cream cross stitch pattern
This design originally appeared in issue 257 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. If you love this pattern, then check out more irresistible cross stitch designs in The World of Cross Stitching magazine.
If you loved these delightful ice cream cross stitch patterns, and want to keep on that summer vibe, you might like these summer cross stitch patterns for men or the boats at sea cross stitch patterns, both would bring some summer sun into your home. If you’re not sure what your next project should be we have plenty of free cross stitch patterns to choose from.