Puppy Days of the Week: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}

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Vintage Puppy Pattern Series

Vintage Puppy Pattern Series

Here’s the latest set of Days of the Week (DOW) free vintage embroidery and cross stitch patterns. This is a cute puppy series from Laura Wheeler circa 1960s (I believe), each day features a puppy doing a daily chore.

Here are the details and instructions:

This pattern contains directions and 7 cross-stitch motifs to be used on towels or dinette cloths. Use linen, cotton poplin or any similar fabric for articles; six-strand cotton for embroidery.

Material Requirements

Towels:

3/4 yard 36″ fabric or 1-1/2 yards finished toweling for 2.

Dinette Cloths:

1-1/2 yards 54″ fabric for a 52″ x 52″ cloth or 2 yards 54″ fabric for a 52″ x 70″ cloth.

For All:

Six-strand embroidery cotton; sewing thread.

Color Suggestions

Work dogs in grey and black, light and dark grey, black or brown and white, or brown and tan; lettering in one of the colors used for dog; other items in harmonizing or contrasting colors OR work dogs in predominant color of kitchen or dinette; lettering in a deeper shade of this color; other items in harmonizing or contrasting colors OR work each motif in several shades of one color, having the lettering in the deepest shade.

Placing Motifs

Towels:

  • Center a motif at one end about 1″ above hem.

Dinette Cloths:

  • Cut away lettering before placing and stamping motifs. Place a motif in each corner about 2″ in from edge of table top.

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. You will find pattern transfer tips here.

Monday - Laundry Day

Monday - Laundry Day

Tuesday - Ironing

Tuesday - Ironing

Wednesday - Sewing & Mending

Wednesday - Sewing & Mending

Thursday - Shopping

Thursday - Shopping

Friday - Baking

Friday - Baking

Saturday - Cleaning

Saturday - Cleaning

Sunday - Rest

Sunday - Rest

Embroidery

Embroidery Stitches - Click Image To View Larger

Embroidery Stitches - Click Image To View Larger

Directions: Divide the six-strand cotton and, using 4 strands, work the crosses in cross stitch; continuous lines in outline stitch; short straight lines in single stitch; broken lines in running stitch; shaded areas in satin stitch.

Finishing:

  • Make a narrow hem on all raw edges.
  • Lay finished articles, embroidery face down, on a Turkish towel and press with a damp cloth. This raises the embroidery.

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Published: January 21, 2008
Updated: November 21, 2011

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9 Comments to “Puppy Days of the Week: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}”
  1. Jessie says:

    Hi,
    Wanted to thank you for posting these {Great} vintage transfers here for us to use. I just came across your site lastnight and saved the kitties and then the fruit. Recently, I found myself severely addicted to hoarding/collecting ;) Aunt Martha’s Transfers & any others that I can find. hehehe!
    This is great!! I am bookmarking your site and will be back everyday, I promise! Hope to see more like this here! You are extra lucky to have the vintage transfers, wish I did!
    I’ve spent about $100 so far on my collection. I love Cats…but my faves are the Nursery Rhyme Transfers but the ones I want the MOST?
    The Southern Belle, Mary,Mary Quite Contrary and the pretty ladies like that!! Thanks a bunch and hope to see what graces these pages in the future!!

    Happy Crafting~
    Jessica

  2. Irene says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Love to embroider.

  3. Alice says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns with us. I too am looking for all kinds of embroidery patterns. You are the best. Thanks again.

  4. Daphine says:

    Thank you! I now have the complete PUPPY Series. This is a GREAT site. Will there be more patterns like these?
    Thanks again, and have a great DAY!
    LOL Daphine

  5. Dwan says:

    Thank you for the patterns I did then as a youngster and am doing them again.I enjoy the site very muck Keep up the good work

  6. Dawn says:

    Spelled name wrong senior moment

  7. bronwen, age 14 says:

    Hi, cute designs, i can’t wait to stitch them, but why are the pictures backwards? and how do you do you lines on aida? plz help thnx! but i really like the designs, they are very cute and would look lovely hung up in my bedroom and give me more inspiration to do my chores XL!

  8. Donna Woodfill says:

    Hi,
    I just discovered your site. Around 1950-52, my mother tried to have us embroider days of the week dishtowels for my grandmother for a birthday present. I remember they were little girls and they were “days of the week” towels: Monday, laundry; Tuesday, ironing; etc. They were not the
    “Sunbonnet patterns”, and they were outline stitch embroidery. My mother was going to embroider the names of the days of the week for us, and help us do the rest. I don’t remember if we got them all done; I would just like to look at the pattern again. Do you know any website that has embroidery patterns from the 1950’s. Thank you. Donna Woodfill

  9. Sherry says:

    Thank you for the patterns, they are adorable.


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