Calvin and Hobbes - Making Faces - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern (X-Stitch PDF)
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I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes so this was one of the first patterns I created. I think this particular image really encompasses the fun, youth, and silliness of the comic in a single frame. I love the idea of Calvin and Hobbes making faces at my friends when they come over to visit.
I've shown a few background color options in the images above. For this particular pattern, I don't really recommend a cream, beige, yellow, brown, or orange background.
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DETAILS: * Difficulty Level: Easy. Good for somebody's 2nd or 3rd project. * Back-stitch?: Yes. But just a little. * Half Stitches or Other Specialty Stitches?: No. * Number of DMC Colors: 10 * Total Number of DMC Skeins Needed: 10 * Pattern pages should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. * Included Files: color pattern, b&w pattern, color large-print pattern, b&w large-print pattern. (Large print patterns will use up more printer paper and ink, so they are only recommended for people with poor eyesight or who typically wear reading glasses.) * De-speckling (Confetti) and Minimization of Threads: When I am creating my cross-stitch patterns, I try to group stitches of a particular color together so it's easier to stitch. I know it's annoying to start a new thread just to stitch one speck and then weave back in. As much as possible, I've tried to avoid this. I also try to minimize the number of thread colors required, without sacrificing detail. (Beware of sellers who don't tell you ahead of time how many colors are required to complete a pattern!) * This Listing Includes: A PDF computer file containing the pattern. The pattern will include a color image of the completed project, the pattern itself, and a legend which lists the colors and lengths of the DMC embroidery floss you will need to purchase. * This Listing Does Not Include: Instructions on how to cross-stitch, embroidery floss, cross-stitch fabric or Aida cloth, cross-stitch needles, or a physical print-out of the pattern. This is not a kit or finished piece. Nothing will be mailed. If you have trouble printing the PDF (extremely rare), I cannot troubleshoot your computer, printer, or software. Remember that most office stores offer inexpensive quality printing services in color as well as black and white.
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:
This pattern can be used with any even-weave / Aida fabric. Remember to purchase enough fabric to allow at least a couple inches margin on the edges.
Pattern Dimensions: 200 stitches square
For 16 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 12.5 inches (31.8 cm) square
For 14 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 14.3 inches (36.3 cm) square
For 12 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 16.7 inches (42.3 cm) square
Cross-stitch fabric (even weave) or Aida cloth of your choice
The colors and quantities of DMC embroidery floss indicated on the pattern
The embroidery floss length estimates given on the pattern assumes that you are making 14 stitches per inch. If your stitches are smaller, you'll need less floss; if your stitches are larger, you will need more floss.
You Will Also Need:
Access to a home printer or a Kinkos/Office store
Basic knowledge of how to cross-stitch and back stitch
Your downloaded pattern will be in PDF format, so you will need a PDF reader program like Adobe Reader (Windows) or Preview (Mac). (Almost all computers come with this program by default.)