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Sherlock - Black and White - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern (X-Stitch PDF)
This cross stitch pattern was personally and lovingly designed by me! I'm a HUGE Sherlock fan. While we're waiting for more episodes to come out, I thought I'd make us a new project to work on! This is a black and white portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes from the popular BBC show. The colors in the pattern are mostly gray-scale. There are two light-grey-brown colors and one very light (almost white) blue. The image above is a good indication of what to expect. I've shown the pattern with a light green background, but you could choose any background color you like, or you could leave the background un-stitched as shown in the second image.
With all of my cross-stitch patterns, I try to group stitches of a particular color together so it's easier to stitch. I know that it's frustrating to start a new thread and only do one speck of that color before weaving back in. As much as possible, I've tried to avoid this.
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Your downloaded pattern will include 4 versions of the same pattern. You will have a black and white version, as well as a color version. You will also have a 'large print' option for both. The large print format will use up more printer paper and ink, so it is only recommended for people with poor eyesight or who typically wear reading glasses. The files will be in PDF format. You probably already have an appropriate PDF reader program. But, if the file doesn't open, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Mac users will view the file with Preview.
-Difficulty Level: Medium. A large project but few colors and not complicated.
-Does the Pattern Include Back-stitch?: No
-Does the Pattern Include Half Stitches or Other Specialty Stitches?: No.
-Number of DMC colors: 14 + background
-Total number of DMC skeins needed (approximate): 15 + 3 background
-Number of Stitches: 90,000 (300 stitches wide by 300 stitches tall)
-Pattern pages should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
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A PDF computer file containing the pattern.
The pattern will include (1) a color image of the completed project, (2) the pattern, and (3) a legend and list of the colors and lengths of the DMC embroidery floss you will need to purchase.
THIS LISTING DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Instructions on how to cross-stitch, embroidery floss, cross-stitch fabric or Aida cloth, cross-stitch needles, or a physical print-out of the pattern. This is not a kit or finished piece.
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