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A Celtic Knotwork dragonfly for counted cross stitch or needlepoint. Includes patterns for alternate Wing spots, and mini tutorials for Holbein (double-running) stitch and shaded cross stitch.
The stitched area of Dragonfly II is 245 stitches wide by 160 stitches high, including antennae.
Stitches needed if working in Counted Cross Stitch: regular cross stitch; backstitch or double-running stitch for outlines; half-cross-stitch for small wing spots as shown in display diagram (alternate wing spots are in double-running or regular cross stitch).
The pattern prints on 4 sheets of 8-1/2x11" (or size A4) paper; trim or fold the Wing and Tail pages and tape or paste to the Body page on the indicated lines. Patterns are hand-drafted and transferred to a computer program for neatness. The center lines are marked, and I include marked, color-cued basting lines for aid in counting stitches.
The designs are shown with a pale-gray background grid to indicate each individual stitch, and I include marked, color-cued basting lines for aid in counting stitches. A copy of the pattern without the background grid is optionally included in your purchase price, but made the PDF too large for Craftsy's format. If you'd prefer your pattern without the background grid, e-mail me after purchase (using or mentioning your PayPal e-mail, so I can identify you as a purchaser of this pattern!) and I will send you the grid-less version separately.
SAMPLE PATTERN: The second picture is a free sample pattern. If you'd like to see how my format works for you before you purchase anything, right-click and print or save it to your computer.
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