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I am a Ph.D. student who knits and otherwise crafts in her spare (ha!) time. I absolutely adore knitting. I have been knitting for pretty much all my life; I first learned in the second grade, when ...

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The Blue Marble

from Purple Stitching
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : The Blue Marble
The Blue Marble

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Counted Cross Stitch

Pattern Description:

Cross stitch this famous image of the Earth, taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on their way to the moon. The pattern includes instructions, thread requirements, key, and symbol chart for 65 colors of DMC embroidery floss. When stitched on 18-count Aida, the final design will be 16" x 16". This pattern uses only full cross stitches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" x 16"


  • DMC Embroidery Floss
  • 18-Count Aida
  • Tapestry Needle