Free swan cross stitch pattern

Adorn your clothing and accessories with a little help from your favourite hobby when you stitch and make this pretty swan patch, designed by Susan Bates.

Free-cross-stitch-swan-pattern

Stuck for ideas on making up your stitching? Try creating your own pretty sew-on patch for your favourite bag or jacket with this cute swan design. Stitch it on a background of white aida or hand-dyed blue aida like Sew It All’s Aqua 14-count here for more realistic water.

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Designed by Susan Bates, this chart was originally printed in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 246 as part of the British Birds Gift Ideas. Stitch it on 14-count aida and then follow the how-to guide for making your own sew-on patch below!

How to make a sew-on patch

Follow our step-by-step guide to make a sew-on patch using your cross stitching.

How to make a sew-on patch step 4

To stitch this pretty swan patch, you’ll need:

  • Threads – Stranded cotton as listed in the key (on the PDF)
  • Needle – Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Medium-weight iron-on interfacing – Sew Essential sells this at www.sewessential.co.uk
  • Co-ordinating thread to coat the edges

Download the free cross stitch swan pattern here:

Susan Bates swan cross stitch pattern (PDF)

Or work straight from the chart and key below:

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