Christmas Cats Stitchalong
This listing is to purchase the Christmas Cats Stitchalong! This is a really fun, cute and easy to stitch design. Each month for six months you'll receive a new part of the pattern, as we get nearer to Christmas.
This is one of a pair of matching Christmas Stitchalongs - the other is the Christmas Dogs Stitchalong. They can be stitched alone or as a pair. There is a discounted listing for buying both together.
The pattern is designed to be framed in a 10 inch hoop if you stitch on 14 count fabric, as shown in the pictures. Note that the stitching comes right to the edge of the hoop, so when stitching you will either need to use a larger hoop or frame, or move your fabric around within the 10 inch hoop. The final pattern booklet also includes an optional stitched circle around the piece, so that if you are stitching on a different count fabric or don’t want to mount it in a hoop, you can stitch the circle and then frame it in any other way.
The pattern uses full cross stitches, and a tiny amount of backstitch (in the whiskers of a few of the cats only).
This is a mystery stitchalong, so you won’t see the other pattern sections until they are revealed each month. The stitchalong runs for 6 months, from July to December 2022. After the 6 sections you will have built up a fun and colourful Christmas picture to hang up each year.
When you purchase the Stitchalong you will be emailed an introductory booklet with details of all the materials you will need. This is not an instant download, so please allow time for me to email it to you. The pattern sections will then be emailed to you on the following dates, at 9am UK time:
Part 1: 12th July 2022
Part 2: 12th August 2022
Part 3: 12th September 2022
Part 4: 12th October 2022
Part 5: 12th November 2022
Part 6: 12th December 2022
Emails will be sent to the email address on your order. If you want them to be sent to a different email address, please add a note to the order when purchasing. ***You will receive the patterns by email and not by physical mail***
If you’re not already in the Climbing Goat Designs stitchers Facebook group, please come and join us there if you’d like to chat and share your progress. To share on Instagram the stitchalong hashtag is #ChristmasCatsSAL.
The stitched area of the finished piece, allowing for the hoop, is:
140 stitches wide x 140 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 10.0 x 10.0 inches or 25.4 x 25.4 cm
If you are stitching the ring around the final pattern in place of the hoop, the stitched area of the finished piece is 142 stitches wide x 142 stitches high.
Other count fabrics can be used - just adjust the sizing accordingly.
These dimensions do not include the border of fabric you will need to leave around the design. I recommend you leave a further 2-3 inches all the way round (which means that you need to add 4-6 inches to your size measurements).
The pattern uses both white and black stitching so it would be preferable to avoid stitching it on white or black fabrics. Most coloured fabrics would be suitable. The pattern was model stitched on 14 count Zweigart Light Blue aida.
You will need 24 DMC colours - less than 1 skein of each colour.
Each month you will receive two pattern booklets, one with colour patterns and one with black & white patterns. The pattern booklets include split page and single page patterns, and an enlarged pattern of that month's section.
Skill level: Suitable for all skill levels including beginner (though if you are an absolute beginner I suggest you try a small cross stitch pattern first before doing a stitchalong).
Pattern is model stitched by Ellie Darman.
Patterns are for personal use only.
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