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I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...

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White Dove Easter Egg Cross Stitch

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : White Dove Easter Egg Cross Stitch
White Dove Easter Egg Cross Stitch
White Dove Easter Egg Cross Stitch
White Dove Easter Egg Cross Stitch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cross Stitch

Pattern Description:

This unique Easter egg design started out as a peaceful ocean with rhythmic waves. Then, slowly, the ocean became deeper and more interesting. Next came the sky, pale and misty as though the morning clouds are finally thinning and the sun is just beginning to shine through.

Still it wasn't done. This egg needed something to make it special. I thought of pirate ships or sea monsters. I even thought of islands and whales. In the end, what the egg wanted was a beautiful white dove as the classic emblem of peace with an olive branch clasped in her beak.

Once it was done I sat back and saw that I had created Noah's dove flying across the receding floodwaters. This design might make an interesting Easter decoration or a lovely Biblical-themed gift. At only 5x7 inches, this design won't be a huge commitment and most people could probably finish it within 40 days and 40 nights.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 70x96 stitches, about 5x7 inches (on 14 count Aida)


  • DMC floss (see description)
  • Aida or similar

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle, scissors