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Retro Service/Dishware Pieces {Cross Stitch}

This collection of 6 different service/dishware sets is a vintage design from the 1950s – 1960s era and mainly done in cross stitch (with some embroidery). I’ve scanned each pattern and listed them below for you to download. First here are the basic (and brief) instructions provided from the original…

Materials: Six strand embroidery floss in the following colors: Black, Bright Blue, Yellow & Red. Use 3 strands.

Color Chart: Numbered for placing of colors, they correspond to the key found here [1]. On sections not numbered, use color indicated for similar sections.

Chart: #1 indicates Black, #2 – Blue; #3 – Red; #4 – Yellow

Stitches: Crosses in cross stitch; dash lines in running stitch; single continuous lines in outline; knobs and all narrow double line sections in satin stitch.


Directions: Click on image to access larger size (jpg file format), right click on it 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, you’ll find tips for transferring here [2].

*Note: The last file listed has a pair of designs on the page (salt & pepper; tea service)

Plate Setting

Cocktail Shaker & Glasses


Coffee Service

Set of Two Designs