Cross Stitch Bug Pattern

cross stitch bug patternIf you are looking for something different, this cross stitch bug pattern might just be the ticket. It’s so much fun to find a 100 year old single color cross stitch design and after stitching it up hear, “Oh wow, it’s a bug. I love it!” from another member of the household.

Compliments are always great but when an embroidery pattern that stitches up fairly quickly is getting raves, you know you have a winner on your hands.

If you look at this cross stitch bug pattern closely, you should notice that each side of the bug is identical. That made the counting part of this counted cross stitch pattern super easy.

I stitched him with a bit of white tatting thread on a blue 14 count Aida cloth. The finished size is just under 2 inches square. I suspect if he were stitched on a more tightly woven fabric that he would become even more special. I could see him done up in petit point and used as a pendant.

If you do give use this cross stitch bug design, I would love to see your work and share it with others.

Designer & Copyright Information

This pattern, tip or technique was created by: A. Crespel Lille

Details: This pattern is believed to have been published in 1900. The work itself did not include a date that I could find. Assuming the 1900 date is correct, this cross stitch pattern is in the public domain in the United States. Depending upon when Lille died, this cross stitch bug pattern may not be in the public domain in the rest of the world - though it would seem quite likely that it is.

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