Assorted Pansies For Borders: {Cross Stitch}

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This vintage pattern set is lovely to embellish assorted linens (tablecloths, napkins, runners, etc.) and offers pansy motifs in three different sizes (a larger corner design, miniatures to embellish smaller items and a strand of 4 to run along the sides. Here are the details from the original pattern, you’ll find the free downloads at the bottom of the page.

Vintage Border DesignsThis pattern contains cross stitch motifs to be used on cloths, napkins, scarfs and breakfast nook curtains.

Plain linen, muslin, gingham or similar cotton material is suitable to use.

The motifs are to be worked in various colors using six strand or perle cotton.

Material Requirements:
(Use 36″ material unless stated otherwise)

36″ Cloth: 1 yard; with four 12 inch napkins, 1-3/4 yards.

54″ Cloth: 1-1/2 yards 54″ material; with four 12 inch napkins 1-7/8 yards 54″ material.

15 or 18 x 36 Inch Scarf: 1/2 yard or 1 yard 18″ material.

15 or 18 x 44 Inch Scarf: 1/2 yard 44 inch material.

Curtains: Depends on size of window and type of curtain.

Embroidery thread in each color to be used.


Cloth: Use motifs as illustrated or place in any way desired.

Napkins: One small motif in one corner.

Scarf: One corner motif in each corner or one long motif on each end.

Curtains: Use one corner motif on lower inside corner with long motif used along lower edge.

Embroidery: Work entire motif in cross stitch.


Directions: Click images to access larger files (jpg format), right click on it then save to your desktop. The files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of it when transferring to fabric, you’ll find tips for transferring patterns here.

Corner Motif & Minis - Click To Download

Corner Motif & Minis - Click To Download

The corner motif is the largest design in the set, the smaller mini-pansies are also on this page (there are 4 but they’re the same motif).
Set of 4 - Click To Download

Set of 4 - Click To Download

This was a little tricky to scan since it’s a strand of 4 pansies which is too long for the scanner (and to print on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper).

I split it in two and numbered each side 1-2-3-4 so you will know how to place them together after they are cut.

Side #2 and Side #3 are the middle of the 4-strand and should be placed together (the thick black lines show you how).

I hope it’s clear enough!

Color Key - Click To Download

Color Key - Click To Download

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3 Comments to “Assorted Pansies For Borders: {Cross Stitch}”
  1. lisa says:

    Thanks so much.
    no other newsletter has SO many ideas , from crosstitch too gardening..

    love it all 🙂
    but , we need more hours per day 🙂

  2. Corinnea Davis says:

    You wouldn’t possibly have any other kitty DOW patterns?

  3. Nancy says:

    Love everything! Thank you so much!!!

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