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Monty Python & the Holy Grail

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cross-stitch
  • backstitch
  • half-stitches
  • french knot

Pattern Description:

"We're Knights of the Round Table
We dance when e'er we're able
We do routines and parlour scenes
With footwork impecc-Able.
We dine well here in Camelot
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot..."

Welcome to the silly world of Camelot and the God-given quest to find the Holy Grail... only with Monty Python at the helm, you can sort of guess things won't end well - but there will be plenty of laughs along the way.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is our favourite movie of all time. This pattern, large in scale and months in the making, is our tribute to the film which never fails to make us laugh no matter how many times we watch it (and trust us, it's a lot!)

Featuring King Arthur, his faithful Patsy, Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Robin the Not-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot, the Black Knight, the French Taunter, A Knight-Who-Says-Ni (with shrubbery!), the lovely Zoot, Tim the Enchanter, and a certain rabbit with big, nasty, pointy teeth - this large scale project will keep you busy (and giggling) while you contemplate the air-speed velocity of an un-laden swallow.

This cross-stitch pattern comes with a full colour chart with floss legends in DMC, JP Coats, and Anchor, although of course all colours can be replaced as per the stitcher's preference.

This pattern is simple and suitable for beginners. We've included our best stitching tips for both beginners and more experienced stitchers.

(c) 2011 Jacqueline Gable
Patterns are for personal use only. Please do not distribute any copies of the pattern. Finished pieces may be given as gifts, but not sold for profit. Thank you!

Happy Stitching! xo

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Design Area: 15.71" x 4.21" (220 x 59 stitches)


  • 14 count Aida or 28 count Linen
  • embroidery floss in recommended colours (1 skein each is sufficient)
  • embroidery hoop
  • tapestry needle