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Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)
Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)
Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)
Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)
Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)
Water Lily cross stitch (modern flower)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cross-Stitch
  • Back-Stitch (but only a tiny bit)

Pattern Description:

Water Lily - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern (X-Stitch PDF)

Thanks for visiting my store! This cross-stitch pattern was personally and lovingly designed by me!

The pattern is shown in dark pink, but you could substitute any colors you like. This is also a good opportunity to try some of the variegated or metallic thread colors. You might also choose to use a non-white fabric as shown in the last image above.

Digital and "Instant Download" items are NOT eligible for returns, refunds, or exchanges due to the nature of digital media. Please read the item description carefully before purchasing one of my patterns.

(c) 2014. All of my patterns are copyrighted. You may stitch them yourself and give the finished products as a gift, but please do not share, distribute, or re-sell the pattern.

* Difficulty Level: Easy. Appropriate for someone's first project.
* Back-stitch?: Yes, but only a tiny bit.
* Half Stitches or Other Specialty Stitches?: Yes, but there are only 24 and they are optional. I used 3/4 stitches to make the little circles.
* Number of DMC Colors: 1
* Total Number of DMC Skeins Needed: 1
* Pattern pages should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
* Included Files: color pattern, b&w pattern, color large-print pattern, b&w large-print pattern. (Large print patterns will use up more printer paper and ink, so they are only recommended for people with poor eyesight or who typically wear reading glasses.)
* De-speckling (Confetti) and Minimization of Threads: When I am creating my cross-stitch patterns, I try to group stitches of a particular color together so it's easier to stitch. I know it's annoying to start a new thread just to stitch one speck and then weave back in. As much as possible, I've tried to avoid this. I also try to minimize the number of thread colors required, without sacrificing detail. (Beware of sellers who don't tell you ahead of time how many colors are required to complete a pattern!)
* This Listing Includes: A PDF computer file containing the pattern. The pattern will include a color image of the completed project, the pattern itself, and a legend which lists 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. Nothing will be mailed. If you have trouble printing the PDF (extremely rare), I cannot troubleshoot your computer, printer, or software. Remember that most office stores offer inexpensive quality printing services in color as well as black and white.

Thank you very much for your interest in my work. If you'd like to follow my current and upcoming projects, you can find me on Facebook here: I love it when folks 'like' my store!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern can be used with any even-weave / Aida fabric. Remember to purchase enough fabric to allow at least a couple inches margin on the edges.
  • Pattern Dimensions: 117 stitches wide by 59 stitches tall
  • For 16 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 7.3 inches (18.6 cm) wide by 3.7 inches (9.4 cm) tall
  • For 14 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 8.4 inches (21.2 cm) wide by 4.2 inches (10.7 cm) tall
  • For 12 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: 9.8 inches (24.8 cm) wide by 4.9 inches (12.5 cm) tall


  • Cross-stitch fabric (even weave) or Aida cloth of your choice
  • Cross-stitch needle
  • The colors and quantities of DMC embroidery floss indicated on the pattern
  • The embroidery floss length estimates given on the pattern assumes that you are making 14 stitches per inch. If your stitches are smaller, you'll need less floss; if your stitches are larger, you will need more floss.

You Will Also Need:

  • Access to a home printer or a Kinkos/Office store
  • Basic knowledge of how to cross-stitch and back-stitch
  • Your downloaded pattern will be in PDF format, so you will need a PDF reader program like Adobe Reader (Windows) or Preview (Mac). (Almost all computers come with this program by default.)