Ah, who could forget the brilliant Celeb Stitch section in the much-loved Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. Every issue, the Cross Stitch Crazy team would chart a different celebrity picture for fans to cross stitch. Sadly Cross Stitch Razy magazine closed in 2020 after problems linked to sales slump amid the Covid-19 lockdown, bt we are left with some brilliant Celeb Stitch memories. Who else remembers Peter Andre autographing the Celeb Stitch portrait of his own face for the Crazy team to give away in a magazine competition? Or the time when Cross Stitch Crazy appeared as guest publication on the BBC show Have I Got News for You. Brilliant memories, but as well as memories the Cross Stitch Crazy team have left behind another treat for fans of their Celeb Stitch – this brilliant cross stitch design of Eric and Ernie, the much-loved Morecombe and Wise.
From their side-splitting gags and musical performances to their uncanny ability to make even the most serious of guests crack a smile, Eric and Ernie have been making generations of viewers snort into their dinners for decades. Their comedy legacy lives on with showings of their holiday specials being a traditional sit-down event in British households. Images of Eric shaking esteemed guests by the lapel and Ernie tossing imaginary objects into a paper bag bring chuckles to all those who grew up watching the comedic pair. The design is worked entirely in whole cross stitch, which makes it suitable for all levels of cross stitcher – just keep an eye on your thread colours. To learn more about the basics of cross stitch and how to follow a cross stitch chart, take look at our cross stitch for beginners article.
Their hilarious performances of musical numbers such as Singing in the Rain will forever hold a special place in the nation’s heart. So, look back and laugh as you stitch this duo’s portrait in black and white stitches. We don’t recommend Eric’s method of stitching all the right colours, just in the order though!
Download the Morecambe and Wise cross stitch pattern
Click to download the Morecambe and Wise cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF with two pages, showing a cross stitch chart split into two sections and an accompanying key.