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This St. Patrick's Day design features a Leprechaun's hat, socks, and shoes. It also is stitched with hearts, shamrocks, flowers, rainbows, and horseshoes for luck. I am never sure if the horseshoe should be displayed with the open end up or the open end down, but ultimately decided to stitch it with the open end down. Google says that when the open end of the horseshoe is down, all the good luck is shared with others. I like that! PATTERN DETAILS: The model was stitched on my favorite 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen and calls for all DMC flosses. The design uses whole stitches only, and the stitch count is 64w x 71h. I did not chart any of the "gold" with metallics this year like I did for the St. Patrick's Day pattern last year. That said, if you are itching to use one of your metallics for the horseshoes and hearts, have at it! I think that would look amazing! WHERE TO BUY: Any of these shops either carry this design or can get it in for you. A direct link to the listing for this pattern in my Etsy shop is here.
RECREATE THE LOOK: Board- I used a Colonial board in Black from April at Homestead Needleworke to mount my stitching.
Normally when I cut my chip board, I like to trim it so that it is an inch bigger than my stitched area. (For example, if a stitched area was 3x5, I would cut the chip board to be 4x6. Make sense?) That leaves 1/2" margins between the design and the edge of the piece when everything is assembled. However....for this finish, I had to shave those margins down to 1/4" so that my stitching would fit.
Cording - The cording on the model is a twine rope from JoAnn.com. It was a seasonal clearance find for the 4th of July in 2020 (so I can't provide a link) but Hobby Lobby carries similar jute rope year-round. At Hobby Lobby, I tend to find it most consistently on spools near the scrapbooking supplies and craft buttons, but have seen it periodically with the ribbon and wedding supplies as well. Ribbon- The green ribbon is a 2" wide wire-edge Apple Green ribbon from Offray. (Seasonal, Walmart) I just made a bow piece using the method in my bow tutorial and cut a long straight strip for the tail. I joined both pieces in the middle by wrapping them with floral wire, and then dove-tailed the edges.
The black/white ribbon is a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon. You can find it here. (Hobby Lobby)
Button- The button is 3/4" and came in a bulk brown button pack. (Walmart, currently unavailable.)
One more time--this was how it looks assembled.