A Year of Celebrations Cross Stitch Pattern by Hands on Designs


Originally designed in 2013 & featured in Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine all through 2014, each month’s design is a stitch count of 50 x 50. Make sure to check out the blog post about the series to get the list of threads used in each model. This is a great project to use up those bits & bobs of leftover threads! (DMC substitutions are given in the chart.)

Models are stitched on 32ct Dirty Belfast.

  • Weeks Dye Works: Absinthe, Acorn, Amethyst, Battleship, Bluecoat Blue, Bluecoat Red, Boysenberry, Capri, Chablis, Clockwork, Crimson, Deep Sea Envy, Grapevine, Graphite (Canada only), Kohl, Liberty, Marigold, Moonglow, Onyx, Peoria Purple, Pumpkin, Purple Rain, Swiss Chocolate, Watermelon
  • Gentle Arts Sampler Threads: Avocado, Baby Spinach, Barn Grey, Bittersweet, Blue Jay, Brandy, Carriage Black, Gold Leaf, Huckleberry, Nutmeg, Pine, Pink Azalea, Pomegranate, Presidential Blue, Punchberry, Schoolhouse Red, Spring Grass, Sunflower, Tea Rose, Terra Cotta
  • Classic Colorworks: Frog Legs, Snowball

BONUS: I added 2 new charts to the complete design package. By popular request, alternative ‘Canadian-friendly’ designs were added for the months of July & November!



A Year of Celebrations Cross Stitch Pattern by Hands on Designs