Make-Ahead Santa Pattern!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stitch a huggable Santa outlined in Memory Thread for the holidays.

This simple pattern is worked in several easy needlepoint stitches using DMC Tapestry Wool, and works up quickly on 12-count canvas.

The design is worked in continental stitch with the background area in diagonal mosaic stitch – or choose decorative and textured stitches for the beard and hat, such as satin stitch or brick stitch.

The finished Size is approximately 7.5 x 7.5 inches on canvas, and just over 8×8 inches on Aida.

Here’s the materials list (below), and in the next blog I will post the pattern – then we’ll start stitching!

Materials needed:

  • 13-count mono or interlock canvas, 12 x 12 inches square
  • DMC Tapestry Wool – 4 skeins of 7316 and 1 skein each of blanc/white, 7069, 7558, 7309, 7544, 7110, 7199, 7120, 7123, 7004, 7204, 7041, 7909, 7348
  • DMC Memory Thread in colors 6050 white, 6020 black, 6040 red, 6070 light green and 6200 gold (for eyeglasses and belt buckle)
  • Size 16 Tapestry Needles, stretcher bars with tacks or scroll frame, scissors

Not into needlepoint and prefer to cross stitch? No problem!

Instead of needlepoint canvas, stitch Santa and the surrounding border on 14-count Charles Craft Gold Standard Aida in Navy or Denim Blue using DMC Embroidery Floss! A chart showing corresponding colors can be found here.

…and, I’ll be providing finishing instructions to make the stand-up shown above!

Gather your materials, my friends!



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3 Responses to “Make-Ahead Santa Pattern!Comment RSS feed

  • ida lively
    September 21st, 2010 3:42 am

    Is there an actual pattern available here on the page somewhere? I can’t find it.

    • admin
      September 21st, 2010 6:14 am
      Author's Reply

      Hello Ida – the pattern will be given either today (Tuesday) or on Wednesday. This is being done in stages, and the first stage is the materials list. Thanks for checking!

  • Leslie
    September 17th, 2014 12:27 pm


    I am a cross stitch designer and just saw this pattern on your web page for DMC. Could you please send me the finishing directions for this so I can see how to use the memory thread? Thank you.

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