March 15, 2012


As promised, here is the chart for the Owl counted cross stitch motif.

As with the Fox, the finished counted cross stitch is only small, 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (or 4 x 4 cm) and fits perfectly onto the laser cut disc (which is available from The Workroom) and works out at roughly 13 stitches to an inch (or 2.5 cm), but can also be stitched onto any aida or evenweave fabric.  The finished size will change depending on what count fabric you use.

So, in addition to what you decide to stitch the design onto, you will also need, thread (I call it stranded cotton, is it embroidery floss in the USA?) in the following colours (I used Anchor thread and have added the shade numbers in brackets as a guide), dark brown (382), dark grey (400), mid brown (936), brown (379), blue grey (850) and cream (386), plus a fine embroidery needle and some small scissors.

Follow the chart below for your stitching.

(click on the chart to enlarge it to stitch from)

The surrounding circle is just a guide for the edge of the laser disc, and I split the stranded cotton and worked with 2 strands in the needle.

Happy stitching!


JO SOWERBY said...

yey for the owls, thank you lucy,
jo xxx

Édina Cunha said...

Oh my good! So cute! I love owls, thank you Lucy

Олька (Aliola) said...

Какая прелесть! Спасибо!

Sv-I said...

Super! Тhank you Lucy!!!

Jessica said...

These are so cute - thanks for sharing them, the perfect size for a cross stitch project in a hurry :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Tatkis said...

This owl is so cute! Thank you so much!


Milo in my mind said...

The owl and the fox are too cute! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! And with the wooden keychain it looks fantastic! :-)

Miaou said...

Love the owl cross-stitch! He would look lovely on a wee card too I think.

Fleur Cotton said...

Thank you for this, my daughter has been eagerly awaiting this....she is 9 and is really enjoying cross stitch at the moment....this will definitely keep her busy!!

Fleur xx

Make Do and Mend It Girl said...


oh my goodness, i love your blog so much!!!
love mendit girl xx

Quietly Otaku said...

So cute! It's been so long since I did cross stitch but this might just sway me : D

Wiley said...

I love the owl! So cute! I'll definitely have to try it!

manu said...

wow!! i love the owls but i love so much this work on wood!!!!!!!

XmasOrnamentsWorld said...
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XmasOrnamentsWorld said...

This is nice.How do you like this
cross stitch : cross stitch ornament

Germelia said...

Hi! Thanks so much for the pattern! Have been looking for a small owl pattern for ages! I adjusted the colors to match our nursery and am using it for baby bedsheets <3

LaideeJ said...

I am really interested in the wooden disks, but the link you provided does not work. Please help! I really want to make these......thanks!

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