Second time’s a charm! I’m updating this old post to share the free ghost cross stitch pattern that I tried several years ago. It was originally published in an online craft magazine that no longer exists, so the designer is letting me share it with you for free! You can download the pattern to try at the end of this post. Find more Halloween cross stitch patterns in this post!
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I’m so excited to fill my house with diy holiday decor!
Ghost cross stitch design
This pattern came from the Fall 2014 issue of The WhipperCrafter, an online craft magazine from Rebel Craft Media. Rebel Craft Media has since gone out of business, which is a bummer. I tried this as a part of my TSNEM (try something new every month) project. As a first try, it didn’t go perfectly, I misread a cross-stitch 101 tutorial and thought I was supposed to use all 6 strands of floss. Starting from the very middle was also a first try mistake, and the counting stressed me out. I put it down, ignored it for a few months, and then picked it up again at the end of my pregnancy. I went from left to right, and used two strands, and it went way better!
As you can see, it’s not perfect. Going from left to right way way easier than from the center, but what I didn’t do was check each row as I went. Then I got to the right side of the ghost and realized I’d messed up the left, but just had to try and wing it so it was symmetrical. I hot glued it around the frame’s mat and stuck it in.
Failed attempt #1 is on the left and then #2 on the right! I blew up the pattern bigger so it was easier on my eyes to count.
Here you can see it stitched up by the pattern designer, I love the pop of orange!