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I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...

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Holy Hand Grenade / Sovereigns Orb

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Holy Hand Grenade / Sovereigns Orb
Holy Hand Grenade / Sovereigns Orb
Holy Hand Grenade / Sovereigns Orb

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stem Stitch or Backstitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • French Knot

Pattern Description:

Three shall be the number that thou shalt count and the number of the counting shall be three!

This Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was used by King Arthur to defeat the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog during his quest for the Holy Grail. For reference see the Monty Python film adaptation of this age old story.

Alternatively, if you have a fondness for Britain's crown jewels, simply leave the lettering off for a nice Sovereign's Orb

This pattern file comes in three sizes: 10 inches tall, 7 inches tall, and 5 inches tall. The photos you see here are the 7 inch tall pattern.

Given that this pattern is inspired by a movie and not born solely from my own imagination, it will always be free for use by anyone and is expressly for personal and nonprofit use.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Variable, see description


  • embroidery floss

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle, scissors