What is it about our obsession with the colour pink? There is something so appealing about the warmth and cosiness it conjures up. Wearing a pink outfit, accessory, lipstick, or even just having pink painted nails can make you feel fantastic. Durene has included some pretty pink highlights in each of these designs without being sickly sweet, with marvellous magenta touches and twirly greetings to add a final flourish. These fabulous designs will ensure that every birthday girl – or boy! – feels suitably special as they celebrate their big day.
Durene has used two strands of thread for the backstitch wording, so it stands out from the fabric and isn’t overpowered by the design. Start a new thread for each letter, as if you trail the thread across the back of your fabric, it will show through to the front of your work, which looks messy.
About the birthday cross stitch patterns
- Stitching time: 8-10 hours each
- Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
- Level: Intermediate
- Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
- Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
Download the birthday cross stitch patterns
Click to download the birthday cross stitch patterns. The download is an A4 sheets with 2 charts and a key.
Find more designs from Durene Jones at her Etsy shop