Dutch girl folk art cross stitch pattern. Mid century modern cute Holland Scandinavian needlepoint, embroidery inspired by the 1950s designs of Mary Blair in Disney's It's a Small World ride. Download a PDF file of this easy 80 x 80 stitch design after cleared payment. It is designed on 22 ct. aida fabric for a 4" frame. However, If you prefer a larger fabric count just remember that your cross stitch will increase in size as your fabric squares increase in size (see tip below)! Your pattern will include suggested floss colors and will be in represented in symbols over colors. Regular full cross stitches are used for the majority of the pattern with just a few 3/4 stitches and back stitches.
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TIP: for figuring out what hoop size to use based on the preferred count of your stitching fabric:
A 4" hoop has approximately 3.75" of workable surface (due to the space claimed by the inner hoop. 22 ct fabric has 22 stitches per inch, so 3.75 x 22 = 82.5 workable stitches for this pattern.
If you want to use 14 count fabric, then 82.5 x 14= 5.89 approximate inches of work surface is necessary. So round up and use a 6" embroidery hoop! You can see how this formula will work with any fabric count!
Have fun and happy stitching!
Dutch girl cross stitch pattern PDF download mid century modern Scandinavian