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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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Red Shoes Cross Stitch

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Red Shoes Cross Stitch
Red Shoes Cross Stitch
Red Shoes Cross Stitch
Red Shoes Cross Stitch
Red Shoes Cross Stitch
Red Shoes Cross Stitch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cross Stitch

Pattern Description:

Not all fairy tales are about pretty princesses and handsome princess saving the day. The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen is one such story. A poor young girl is taken in by a wealthy widow, but she fails to behave like a proper young lady. When she wears bright red shoes to church against the widow's wishes, they become cursed and she must dance until she convinces a woodsman to cut off her feet.

100 stitches wide by 150 stitches tall. Stitched in 14 Count Aida, this pattern would measure about 7.14" x 10.71"

Your background fabric will make the door of the church, so choose a color that will make the door you like best.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 100x150 stitches


  • Aida or similar
  • DMC floss (see description)

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle, scissors