This is the one of a set of cross stitch christmas tree ornaments inspired by the classic Candy Cane Colours, Red, White & Green. This is one of the Red &Green embroidery on a white back ground.
This particular ornament went through a few versions. The first versions came out a bit to "floaty" feeling so I tried a couple of different ways of fixing it. It is up to you to see which you like best.
DMC Embroidery Floss:
14 Count Aida Cloth:
This is the final version of this ornament.
The biggest difference with this one was the addition of the third tree on the border.
This is the original version of the ornament. There is nothing concrete wrong with it, just a little too white. I like the way the scallops in the border line up with the little Christmas Trees.The final version with 3 trees was not able to work this way. I've included a copy of the original pattern.
This is a version where I just went back into the original ornament and boosted it a little. I've included a copy of the this pattern.
This version I enlarged one of the Christmas Trees more. I like the fact that it is not as symetrical as all the other ornaments in this set. But the shapes of the trees start to dominate and become a pattern rather than remain a border pattern.
Click the download button and print the counted cross stitch pattern for this ornament. Embroider using Standard Counted Cross Stitch Technique.
This is the quickest finishing method I've used so far. I trimmed the aida so that there were Four stitch rows past the edge of the finished design, and the removed the threads from the outside Three rows leaving one row in place around the edge.
I then cut a matching piece for the backing fraying it in exactly the same way. I then tacked the front and back together, with a few running stitches in each corner.
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