How did everyone fare with September’s cross stitch project? Too easy, too hard, or just right? For those who participated, I hope it was a good first pattern to kick off #IggleStitch with. This month, voters on Twitter chose between Halloween and Harry Potter themed patterns, with Halloween being the clear winner. Don’t worry, Harry Potter fans…November could be your month!
To narrow down the pattern even further, voters chose between Hocus Pocus, monsters, creepy tricks and cutesy treats. The resulting pattern for October is….
So let’s get stitching!
Here is the link for the Halloween Monster Cross Stitch pattern. Click through to Stitch Fiddle at the bottom of the page. Then, click on File and either download it as a PDF or print it from there!
Monster Cross Stitch Supplies:
- 14 or 16 count black Aida cloth, 8″ x 8″
- 6″ diameter embroidery hoop
- Tapestry needle, size 22-26
- Embroidery floss (DMC brands listed below)
- 704 (bright chartreuse)
- 798 (dark delft blue)
- 208 (lavender)
- 414 (dark steel grey)
- 498 (dark red)
- 948 (very light peach)
- 3064 (dark bright green)
- 162 (ultra very light blue)
- 307 (lemon)
- Access to printer or phone/computer to view pattern
The Monster cross stitch pattern will be a bit different from the previous one because we will be stitching onto a BLACK Aida cloth. Some people find working with black Aida cloth to be more difficult; it can be a little slower going when trying to find the holes to stitch through. With a little patience and some good lighting, though, it shouldn’t be too hard!
Furthermore, this is a bit of a homebrew pattern. The monsters were taken from a free pattern on Revelry and adjusted to fit in a 6″ hoop, with some minor color adjustments. I don’t have a finished project to show so we will all be trying it out together!
Start this pattern from it’s very center: 28 width x 33 height, which should be the center of the Swamp Thing’s neck. The pattern will end up being 4″ wide by 4.75″ high.
Tips and Advice
For beginners, I recommend reviewing my post from camp. YouTube also has great resources for beginning stitchers! Here is one such video:
This YouTube channel, Peacock and Fig, has a playlist of 15 videos for cross stitch beginners. Check it out!
When you post on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #IggleStitch and #IgglesCreate to share your Monster cross stitch progress and see how your fellow Iggles are faring! Feel free to tweet at me or message me on Instagram if you have questions or concerns!
What do you think of this month’s pattern? And more importantly, what pattern would you like to see for November?! Comment below with suggestions!
Since the IGGPCamp sigil cross stitch project was such a big hit and many people expressed interest in doing more, I’ve decided to organize a pattern-of-the-month for fellow Iggles to stitch. The patterns will be kept relatively simple so that anyone may participate in the stitch-along. Polls will occur on the Iggles Create! twitter to help determine the monthly patterns; suggestions are welcome!! My goal is for it to be a mixture of seasonal/holiday patterns and various fandoms.