I was looking for a new stitch that would look like snow for the top of a stocking that I was working on. Since I didn’t want to add the name on top, I also wanted it to be a fancy border. I used the Star Octagon stitch. My canvas was 18 count so I did the base stitch in Vineyard Silk and to give it a little sparkle I used Petite Sparkle Rays for the Smyrna Cross in the center. You can adapt this stitch to 13 count as well. I didn’t number the base stitch because I feel that this is one of those stitches that you need to set up the pattern in a way that you are comfortable stitching it. Do the base stitch first then and the Smyrna Cross. Give it a try.
Happy Stitching – Stephanie
- On July 6, 2020