I was trying to come up with what this month's free pattern should be when Stephanie from Swoodson Says suggested I make a pattern to correspond with National Quilting Month. Apparently the third Saturday in March is National Quilting Day, this year it's March 21. Making quilt block cross stitch patterns was on my list but then I did the Quilty Stitches sampler and it fell by the wayside. I pulled out my copy of Modern One-Block Quilts: 22 Fresh Patchwork Projects* (you can read my review here!) and I picked out the Alternating Stars block to make a pattern ... Read More
Free Cross Stitch Pattern – Mario 1 Up Mushroom
Normally I wouldn't share a project from a swap before I've sent it out, but this month for CraftingCon the theme is Mario and I wanted to share this pattern with you! I made this for the Nerds Craft It Better swap and I love how it turned out. I used a Dandelyne hoop necklace and stitched the mushroom using water soluble canvas. (If you're interested in trying out water soluble canvas, I wrote up a tutorial over at &stitches!) The mushroom is tiny, it's only about 1.25" x 1.25" when stitched on 14ct Aida. It makes a perfect little badge or embellishment. ... Read More
Free Pattern Friday – Make Something Every Day!
This month's first Friday really snuck up on me! Suddenly it's a new year and I need to make a pattern within the next day! But I have one for you, and I hope it'll be a good motivation for you this year! I set a lot of goals in regards to what I plan on creating this year, but really none of that is really important. It doesn't matter if I finish 20 cross stitches or 2. All that really matters is that I'm taking the time every day to make something, anything. The finished piece will fit in a 6" hoop when done on 14ct Aida. Download the PDF here - Free Pattern ... Read More
More Free Christmas Ornament Cross Stitch Patterns!
I released the Christmas ornament cross stitch pattern for the last Free Pattern Friday and I had so much fun making it that I put together some more variations! Switch up the colors and there are endless possibilities! If you stitch any of these up, I'd love to see! Either tag me on Instagram, @hugsarefun or send me an email with a picture! rebecca at hugsarefun dot com Enjoy! Download the PDF here - Ornament Cross Stitch Patterns There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More
Beluga Cross Stitch Pattern!
Every month Mollie from Wild Olive picks an animal and releases a free embroidery pattern and other projects focused on that animal. This month is a beluga whale and she asked me to create a cross stitch pattern! You can head over to Wild Olive to download a PDF of the baby beluga cross stitch. I also created a pattern with both a mama and baby beluga that I have for sale on Etsy. I haven't been cross stitching as much lately and it felt nice to get back to it. Both with Saturn for the LED project and the belugas. And I'll be back next Friday with ... Read More
Free Pattern Friday: Cat Donut!
Today is National Donut Day, so to celebrate I've made a donut cross stitch pattern! But not just any donut, a CAT DONUT! In Japanese they are called "doubutsu doonatsu" which translates to "animal donuts." You can read about them on Kotaku. So here you go, grab yourself a donut and stitch this up to celebrate National Donut Day! Download the PDF here - Free Pattern Friday July 2014 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More
Dandelion Puff Embroidery Pattern
Last year I participated in the Christmas link up that Laura at Bugs and Fishes organized. There were so many fantastic projects and so many different ones! Well she's organized another one, this one is all flower themed and I'm thrilled to take part again! I created a colorful dandelion puff embroidery and I'm sharing the pattern with you! Now this pattern isn't exact, I improvised a lot, but I'm giving you a basic framework to start with. I did the center lines and then worked the French knots in the center and then the outside. The black areas of the pattern ... Read More
Free Pattern Friday – Angry Unikitty
It's that time again, it's Free Pattern Friday! The March free Unikitty pattern was a big hit, so I decided to make another Unikitty. Even angry, I still find her adorable. I'm thinking I might have to make seasick and space Unikitty to round out the collection! Download the PDF here - Free Pattern Friday May 2014 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More