Gingham Flowers Pattern Set: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}

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Gingham Flowers Cross Stitch Embroidery Series

Gingham Flowers Cross Stitch Embroidery Series

Here is the latest freebie set of vintage cross stitch and embroidery patterns to be shared on Tipnut, I’ve chosen a really nice series that is perfect for Spring & Summer projects: Gingham Flowers (1950s).

This is a mail order set from Laura Wheeler, Pattern Number 822, and they’re perfect for tea towels and are from the same design series as the Gingham Fruit, both are favorites of mine! I tested the print copy sizes to make sure they are exactly the same size as the original.

Now the details (from the original copy)…

Gingham Flower Tea Towel Designs

This pattern contains six “Flower” Motifs to be used on Kitchen Towels. Plain gingham, muslin or linen toweling is suitable to use. Work the embroidery in a variety of colors, using six-strand cotton.

Material Requirements:

  • 3/4 yard or 1 yard of 18″ material for each towel
  • six-strand embroidery cotton in each color to be used

Placing Motifs:

Center one motif on one end of each towel about 2″ above hem.

Free Downloads

Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric, see these ideas for transferring patterns: Embroidery Transfer Tips.

Tulips

Tulips

Roses

Roses

Poppies

Poppies

Iris

Iris

Crocus

Crocus

Daffodils

Daffodils

Embroidery Details

Split the six-strand cotton, and using 4 strands, work crosses in gingham cross stitch (see Detail); continuous lines in outline stitch.

Pattern Stitch Chart - Click Image To View Larger Size

Pattern Stitch Chart - Click Image To View Larger Size

Suggested Colors:

  • Rose Motif: Work flowers in 2 shades of rose; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of blue.
  • Daffodil Motif: Work flowers in yellow and orange; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of red.
  • Crocus Motif: Work flowers in 2 shades of pink; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of yellow.
  • Iris Motif: Work flowers in lavender and purple; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of blue.
  • Poppy Motif: Work flowers in 2 shades of red; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of yellow.
  • Tulip Motif: Work flowers in 2 shades of yellow; leaves and stems in 2 shades of green; pot in 2 shades of red.

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Published: July 11, 2008
Updated: November 21, 2011

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6 Comments to “Gingham Flowers Pattern Set: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}”
  1. Daphine says:

    Thank you again! This is a beautiful set also. HOW DO YOU DO IT? I really appreicate your willingness to share with all of your fellow embroidery friends!
    LOL

  2. Daphine says:

    OOPS! I really APPRECIATE your willingness to share! (So much for spell-check!)

  3. Shrenika says:

    I am new to the site and totally loved the pattern here. But I am not well aware of the Gingham Cross stitch embroidery. Is this the traditional Gingham emroidery? By reading the instructions, I have got some idea, but it will be great if you can show any one of this completed pattern? Can you post or e-mail me any photos of the completed pattern?

  4. TipNut says:

    Hi Shrenika, it’s actually just cross stitch, there is some embroidery too (the outline stitch). It might have been more clear if I titled it “Cross Stitch & Embroidery”.

    So no fancy new needlework to learn, just do the pattern in cross stitch :).

  5. Ann says:

    Another wonderful set of vintage designs.

    Thank you so much for making these available.

  6. Barb says:

    I also love hand embroidery and have a huge stash of vintage patterns I would be willing to share if you are ever looking for more … and THANK YOU for making these available – it’s a beautiful art!


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