There’s something so soothing about seeing lavender, whether it be a great sweeping path of purple lining a landscaped garden or a pretty little shrub in a small pot. The distinctive scented flowers above green and silvery-grey foliage bring about memories of enjoying late summers in English country gardens. We think designer Susan Bates has perfectly captured the sense of calm these beautiful plants inspire with her delicate vintage-style lavender cross stitch patterns. Fresh and feminine with a summery palette, they’re ideal to stitch for ladies of all ages and for every occasion. The lavender cross stitch patterns use a range of stitches and are worked on evenweave – perfect for stitchers with a little confidence, or, if you fancy stretching your know-how, the designs are a chance to develop your skills. Have a go at adding pretty detail to a couple of them, as Susan’s included a pretty ribbon accent.
About the lavender cross stitch patterns
- Stitching Time Approx. 10 hours each
- Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
- Ease of Stitching Beginner/ intermediate
- Fabric Zweigart* 28-count white evenweave measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
- Threads Stranded cottons as listed in the key
- Needle Size 26 tapestry needle
- Extras Ribbon bows, from craft shops (optional) and square aperture card
Add bows to your lavender cross stitch patterns
Attaching a pretty ribbon embellishment provides a beautiful finishing accent and is particularly effective in enhancing the three cards as designed by Susan – the spray of lavender cross stitch pattern, the lavender cross stitch sachet and the pot of growing lavender cross stitch pattern. Ready-made bows are readily available in craft shops, so choose a complementary shade and, using our photo as a guide for positioning, secure to your finished card using a few small stitches in matching thread. Easy!
Download the lavender cross stitch patterns
Click to download the lavender cross stitch patterns PDF, which is on 2 A4 pages.
How to present your lavender cross stitch patterns
Check out these ideas and tutorials for different ways you can make up your finished cross stitching. To finish the cards as we have, check out our How to mount cross stitch in a triple-fold card tutorial. If you want to make you own card aperture, read our How to make a DIY aperure card post. For a finish with a difference, see our How to make a biscornu guide to craft a sweet shaped cushion, or display all 6 designs together with our How to make a padded cube toy tutorial.