How did everyone fare with October’s cross stitch project? I saw a few spooky monsters floating around the #IggleStitch hashtag on Twitter! I’m still working on mine which is OK; sometimes life is busy and patterns take longer than you expect to finish! Even though #IggleStitch posts one pattern a month, it’s very normal to not finish a pattern within a few weeks.
Now that Halloween is over and the trees in the northern hemisphere are becoming increasingly bare, we are entering the cozy month of November before the holiday season kicks into gear. This seems like the perfect month to turn to a popular fandom and focus our pattern on a geekier subject.
This month’s pattern is HARRY POTTER themed!! More specifically, a simplified version of the Hogwarts crest.
Download the pattern here through StitchFiddle. Don’t worry, it should be unlocked this time 😉
So, curl up on the couch with a blanket and a Harry Potter movie marathon and let’s get stitching!!
Hogwarts Crest Harry Potter Cross Stitch Supplies:
- 14 or 16 count Aida cloth (any color!), 8″ x 8″
- 6″ diameter embroidery hoop
- Tapestry needle, size 22-26
- Embroidery floss (DMC brands listed below)
- 666 (bright red)
- 3820 (dark straw)
- 973 (bright canary)
- 307 (lemon)
- 3850 (darker bright green)
- 762 (very light pearl grey)
- 919 (red copper)
- 310 (black)
- 995 (electric blue dark)
- Access to printer or phone/computer to view patter
This pattern will look good on either a lighter AIDA cloth or a black cloth, so it’s your choice! The pattern is a bit larger than previous ones as it’s 5″x5″. It will fit in a 6″ hoop but if you want more room, feel free to step up to an 8″ hoop! As always, feel free to change the thread colors up a bit…they’re not so much the rule as they are a guide.
Start at the middle of the pattern at 33W by 45H.
This pattern was only slightly altered from a free pattern posted on Friendship-bracelets.net
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 Harry Potter 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 Harry Potter cross stitch pattern? And more importantly, what pattern would you like to see for December?! Comment below with suggestions!