Not my circus, not my monkeys.

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Not my circus, not my monkeys. Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Hand Embroidery

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • make a cross-stitch and backstitch

Pattern Description:

The phrase "Not my circus, not my monkeys," sounds so much more fun and whimsical than, "Not my problem," doesn't it?

This small picture stitches up quickly and makes a great gift. The pattern is beginner-friendly, with tips and suggestions to help if you haven't done much cross-stitching before. You'll also find a list of colors with the names and numbers for buying DMC floss for the project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • about 5 inches by 7 inches on 14-count Aida cloth


  • Aida cloth - minimum 8 inches square in 14-count
  • embroidery floss - 1 skein for each color

You Will Also Need:

  • needle
  • scissors

About Designer

About Designer

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We are a husband and wife crafting team. Our focus these days is needlework. He does counted cross-stitch, she does hand embroidery. In the past, he did knitting and she did crochet. (It sometimes still happens for personal projects and gifts.)

Our work reflects our interests. Sometimes that means themes like video games and science. Sometimes it means techniques, such as adding Dorset ...

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