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This sweet little pattern stitches up so quickly. It features the word "JOY" surrounded by a hat, mittens, and ice skates.

Cross-stitch piece featuring red mittens and hat, ice skates, and the word "Joy"

As stitched, this design uses shades of red, beige, and gray. I finished mine as a flat, but it is sized just right to be an ornament, to fit on a tiered tray, or to be part of a dough bowl display.

PATTERN DETAILS: The model was stitched on 28 ct. White Monaco using 2 ply thread. The design uses whole stitches only. The stitch count is 67w x 35h and the finished design measures approximately 4 1/2"w x 2 3/8"h when stitched on that fabric. I chose an overdyed thread from Weeks Dye Works for the red because I wanted to give the hat and mittens some texture--just like a knit hat and mittens would have. (Bonus: Weeks Dye Works has shifted to using colorfast dyes! Win!) The other suggested floss colors are from DMC.

Hope you enjoy!

pattern cover for winter cross stitch with mittens, hat, and ice skates. The text says "joy." The color palette is red and gray.


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