Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cross stitch Grapevine

I was finishing some of the gifts that i need to take home when i go for my holidays next month. This is again a set of place mats finished with crochet edging, with cross stitched  grape vine motif.
grapevine placemat
I cut the fabric in bias to stitch the motif on the corner. It was slightly challenging to hem the sides with the bias edge. But i liked the way, the motif on the corner.
This grape vine motif is the result of playing with the Jane Greenoff’s Cross stitch Designer Gold software. In last one year, since i got this software, i tried to make few simple cross stitch patterns…and this is the one i like the most.
So I'm giving away this pattern as freebie. Please feel free to copy it and use it for personal finishing.
Grape vine
If you use this pattern please do blog about it and let me know,  i can come and see your beautiful work.
Aluajala finished working with my strawberry crochet pattern. Please visit her blog to see how she has finished it.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and mails after reading my story…it was so nice to read all your lovely comments…Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.
Until next time…
Have a nice day….nima


  1. its very pretty Nima. Love the photo styling too, very cute :)

  2. Oh!! I really loved it!! will try out the pattern for sure!!

  3. Molto molto bello!!!

    Baci dall'Italia

  4. Beautiful pattern and the grape vine on the placemat looks even prettier. Very nice to see another beautiful finish from you, Nima.

  5. Great placemats! The yellow colour is gorgeous.

  6. this is a fact...simple cross stitch patterns turn into gorgeous pieces!

    I just loved!

    Thanks a lot for sharing it with us :)

  7. Lovely mats and thanks for sharing the design.

  8. beautiful work...n the edges hv cm out very neat!nice

  9. I don't know how to do this... I will ask my sis to look into this blog... Anyway thanks for sharing!!!!

  10. It is very cute. I have never tried cross stitch. I think I shall try this.

  11. I love to just gape at all your finishes, simple yet beautiful.
    Congrats on your story appearing in Nordic Needle, very interesting indeed!!

  12. Oh, this is LOVELY! Your pattern is pretty.

    Thanks for your kind words on my quilting... I am working away on the quilt as it needs to leave me to go to the editor this week! :)

    Have a blessed week.

  13. dear nima...thk u soo much for ur am nt very clear....
    r u sayin tat wit 13/14 hook we can directly crochet on the fabric?.....coz te difficulty am goin thru is how to make tose intial hemstitch holes or those blanket stityches...wat abt their spacings?....shud we first mark the space n then start?..i do tat now..

  14. As always ... awesome. Thanks for the free design. But tell us more about the grape jam coz I love grapes :)

  15. As always ... awesome. Thanks for the free design. But tell us more about the grape jam coz I love grapes :)


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