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True Friends cross stitch pattern

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : True Friends cross stitch pattern
True Friends cross stitch pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work basic cross stitches and do back stitch outlines.

Pattern Description:

This cross stitch pattern is for a design including six patterned hearts, worked in two colours, and the saying "True Friends Are Precious And Rare". It would make a lovely gift for someone special or to display in your own home.

The finished piece can be framed or made into a pillow or cushion.

This beautiful design is the perfect complement to my "Home Is Where The Heart Is" cross stitch pattern.

Width 122 stitches 19cm 7 1/2 inches
Height 85 stitches 13cm 5 1/4 inches

The PDF pattern file includes a photo, size details, materials required, chart key and the chart to work from. The chart is shown on one A4 page but the beauty of working with a PDF file is that you can enlarge it to whatever size is comfortable for you to read and work with.

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell the pattern.


  • White 16 count Aida cloth (or colour and count size of your choice).
  • DMC floss in 3687 pink, 798 royal blue and 310 black (or colours of your choice).
  • Cross stitch needle.