Aquarius Zodiac Blocks

Aquarius (♒) Friendly, outgoing and intellectual, Aquarius is always brimming with great ideas and fun conversation. Plus, they’re ever-willing to lend an ear or a helping hand. Aquarius is symbolized by the Water-Bearer, though it’s actually an Air sign.

Aquarius Zodiac Blocks for Cross Stitch and Blackwork

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities to explore and have fun with.
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Virgo Zodiac Blocks

It’s time for the next pattern release in the Zodiac Blocks series, and Virgo is ready to go.

Virgo (♍) a loving, loyal, and true friend you can always count on. As an earth sign, Virgo’s colors are blues, tans, browns, and greens, which are very soothing to the sign’s anxious temperament.

Virgo Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Patterns

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities to explore and have fun with.
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Capricorn Zodiac Blocks

Here’s the fourth release in the Zodiac Blocks series! Actually, I confess that this is the first one I charted because I’m a Capricorn myself and I’ve been stitching it. I went back in and made a quick tweak and now it’s ready for release.

Capricorn (♑) Calm, cool and collected Capricorn is an Earth sign represented by the Mountain Goat, powerful and determined to push ahead until they reach the top. No obstacle will get in the way of Capricorn’s success, but this drive to succeed can also sometimes alienate family and friends.

Capricorn Zodiac Blocks for Cross Stitch and Blackwork

Pattern Available at Craftsy
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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities to explore and have fun with.
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Aries Zodiac Blocks

Here’s the third release in the Zodiac Blocks series!

Aries (♈) fiery, energetic, impassioned, and rules the color red. Considered a stimulant, red evokes action and confidence, which you exhibit in true Arian style. The color is also an attention grabber, and you’re not afraid to wear it.

Aries Zodiac Blocks for Cross Stitch and Blackwork

Pattern Available at Craftsy
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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.
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Leo Zodiac Blocks

This is the second release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns, making my way through these all summer in no particular order.

Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; DMC Very Dark Navy (939) and Burnt Orange Red (606).

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Ruled by the fiery Sun, Leo the Lion cannot be ignored. There’s a sense of royalty surrounding this magnificent glamourpuss, whose warmth, charm and love of drama always puts them at the center of attention.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

Gemini Zodiac Blocks

This is the first release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns. Since I started charting the series during Gemini’s time I thought it was only fair that they go first.

Gemini (♊) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 20.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; Black (310), Lemon (307), and Dark Lemon (444).

Click here to purchase this pattern on Craftsy.

Energetic Gemini is bright and multicolored, but the sign’s signature shade is yellow. Optimistic and young at heart, Geminis have a cheery and warm disposition that is complemented by their color. What’s more, yellow promotes communication, and you love to talk.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day.

blackwork-deer-silhouette

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The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC 986 the fill work was all stitched with 1 strand of the same.
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Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

I’ve got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch.

Blackwork Deer WIP

I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I’m doing the fill work all in 1 strand.

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