These barnyard friends are ready for fall!
This whimsical design is embellished with a sheep holding a small banner, a cow on a grassy hill, a chicken standing on a pumpkin, and a bat flying past a crescent moon. The piece is topped with a fenced-in pumpkin and some little black birds under a starry sky. This pattern suggests using shades of gray, black, brown, green, orange, yellow and white.
PATTERN DETAILS: This design suggests threads from Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks and DMC. The design is stitched entirely with whole stitches. The model was stitched over 2 on 32ct Taupe Slushee Evenweave (from Fabric Flair) using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 71w x 92h and measures approximately 4 3/8"w x 5 7/8"h when stitched on that fabric.
FABRIC TIP: If you cannot find Taupe Slushee fabric, a good substitute would be any fabric in an ecru or off-white shade. Taupe Slushee is close to DMC 3866 or DMC 05, so anything that matches those colors would also work well with the suggested floss colors. You may have to change certain thread colors to help all the elements "pop" if you opt to stitch this design on certain shades of gray or beige.