The War Doctor Quote Free Pattern

The War Doctor, without an official number or a fancy catch phrase, making the most difficult decision and fighting The Time War… Portrayed by actor John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, along side the beloved 10 and 11 of David Tennant and Matt Smith.

It was a quote-filled episode for sure, but this moment sticks with you. Okay, the whole thing sort of sticks with you as a Doctor Who fan, there’s a lot of emotion and powerful storytelling packed into that anniversary special. (random side note for ’80s kids, John Hurt was also The Storyteller)

Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.

Download the free cross stitch pattern here as a PDF
or add it to your account at Craftsy, whichever you prefer.

click here to download the pattern PDF filePattern size: 140 w X 103 h
I charted this in blue and grey, with the background image being stitched with 1 strand of floss and the quote itself being stitched with 2 strands of floss. You can change this up however you’d like, maybe use silver or gold for the background image, or reverse and stitch the seal in blue and the quote in a metallic…

Have fun and happy stitching!

Pattern Available at Craftsy

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Konstantina says:

    Love it! Thank you! I always look forward to your posts…

  2. This is an awesome quote, thanks for sharing it. I don’t watch Dr Who, but my eldest son is fan.


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