Cats - The Musical - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern (X-Stitch PDF) Thanks for visiting my store! This cross-stitch pattern was personally and lovingly designed by me! This listing includes two patterns: a small one and a large one. They are both very simple to stitch, but the small one does include 1/4 and 3/4 stitches. Another option is to use black background fabric and omit most of the black stitches which would make this a super-fast pattern to complete. The pattern calls for the black and white colors to be regular matte floss, but you might consider substituting metallic 'light effects' colors E310-Ebony and E520-Pearlescent White instead. Just and idea for those who want a little more glitz and glamor. 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. DETAILS: * Difficulty Level: Large Version: Easy. Appropriate for someone's first project. Small Version: Medium. Easy cross-stitches, few colors, but includes specialty stitches. * Back-stitch?: No. * Half Stitches or Other Specialty Stitches?: Large Version: No. Small Version: Yes. There are 1/4 and 3/4 stitches. * Number of DMC Colors: 4 * Total Number of DMC Skeins Needed: Large Version: 5 Small Version: 4 * Pattern pages should be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. * Included Files: Large version color large-print pattern, Large version b&w large-print pattern, Small version color large-print pattern, and Small version b&w large-print pattern. * 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. THANKS: 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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hornswoggle-Store/1398245240431580. I love it when folks 'like' my store! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cross-Stitch 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: Large Version: 150 stitches wide by 93 stitches tall. Small Version: 81 stitches wide by 50 stitches tall. For 16 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: Large Version: 9.4 inches (23.8 cm) wide by 5.8 inches (14.8 cm) tall. Small Version: 5.1 inches (12.9 cm) wide by 3.1 inches (7.9 cm) tall. For 14 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: Large Version: 10.7 inches (27.2 cm) wide by 6.6 inches (16.9 cm) tall. Small Version: 5.8 inches (14.7 cm) wide by 3.6 inches (9.1 cm) tall. For 12 stitches per inch fabric, the finished project measures: Large Version: 12.5 inches (31.8 cm) wide by 7.8 inches (19.7 cm) tall. Small Version: 6.8 inches (17.1 cm) wide by 4.2 inches (10.6 cm) tall.