Lets get those needles mooo-ving with this farmhouse-ready stitch! This little pattern is part of a collaboration between Sulky Threads and the Cross Stitch Designers Collective called The Moo the Merrier. It also coordinates with the CHS Berry Sweet design.
As you can see, it features a cow, bees, and a strawberry vine.
PATTERN DETAILS: This pattern is stitched with whole stitches only. It calls for 12wt. thread from Sulky, but DMC equivalents are provided. The model was stitched on 32ct Raw Natural Belfast linen. The stitch count is 55w x 54h, and the finished design measures approximately 3 3/8"w x 3 1/4"h on that fabric.
Please note: The original version of the pattern stated the model was stitched with 2 ply thread. This is incorrect. It was actually stitched with one ply Sulky 12wt thread. If you are using the called-for Sulky fibers, you will want to stitch with one strand instead of 2. If you are using the suggested DMC alternatives, use the ply you normally would for your fabric choice (generally 2).
WHERE TO BUY: From the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy shop, here. Some of the authorized shops here will be carrying this design as well. RECREATE THE LOOK: Finish Board -- From HeomsteadNeedleworke. Cording -- DMC B5200. I spun 6 lengths of the full 6 ply floss (cut a generous 3x the perimeter of the mounted design) using a Kreinik custom corder. Plan on using 2 skeins. Bow -- The black and white check ribbon was found at MaDoorableCreations on Etsy. I dove-tailed the ends and sealed them with Fray-check. The red and white stitched ribbon is a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I clipped the tails horizontally and sealed them with Fray-check as well. Button- The brown button came out of a bulk brown button pack from Walmart. (It was in a craft aisle, not a sewing aisle). I was unable to find it online at this time. Once more, here's what everything looks like assembled.
Happy Stitching! #TheMooTheMerrier #StitchAllTheCows