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Water Lily (modern flower) x-stitch

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

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

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 the the last image above.

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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: Mac users will view the file with Preview.

* Difficulty Level: Easy. Appropriate for someone's first project.
* Does the Pattern Include Back-stitch?: Yes, but only a tiny bit.
* Does the Pattern Include 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 (approximate): 1
* Number of Stitches: 117 stitches wide by 59 stitches tall
* Pattern pages should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

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.

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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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern can be used with any size fabric. Remember to purchase enough fabric to allow at least a couple inches margin on the edges.
  • For 16 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project will measure: 7.3 inches (18.6 cm) wide by 3.7 inches (9.4 cm) tall
  • For 14 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project will measure: 8.4 inches (21.2 cm) wide by 4.2 inches (10.7 cm) tall
  • For 12 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project will measure: 9.8 inches (24.8 cm) wide by 4.9 inches (12.5 cm) tall
  • For 10 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project will measure: 11.7 inches (29.7 cm) wide by 5.9 inches (15 cm) tall


  • DMC embroidery floss indicated on the pattern
  • Cross-stitch fabric (even-weave) OR Aida cloth of your choice
  • Cross-stitch needle
  • 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
zip Digital Download


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