This cross stitch pattern shows a man rowing, using just one color to allow the cross stitcher to create a beautiful and simple project relatively quickly. I decided to create this pattern after reading the book "The Boys In The Boat."
Do you use Pattern Keeper? This pattern (and all of the rest of my patterns) work great in that app!
The pattern is stitched with just one color - I recommend DMC 310 (black) but any dark color will do. I highly recommend stitching it on a white fabric as the white background will help to highlight the pattern and really make it stand out.
This is not a full-coverage cross stitch pattern. Stitching only the black parts on a light-colored fabric.
This is a fun stitch. It goes fast because you're using just one color. Moreover, once you've finished this cross stitch pattern, your friends and family won't believe it's cross stitch! The unique method of making this pattern gives it a 3-D look that will boggle your mind. You've never stitched anything like this.
Stitch Count: 291 x 189
How much fabric do you need? Stitching areas are rounded up to the nearest full inch (example a pattern that is 10.35" x 10.72" is rounded to 11" x 11") to ensure you get enough fabric.
You'll need extra fabric around the stitched pattern to allow for framing needs. The following table calculates how much fabric you'll need for this specific pattern based on the fabric count you choose and how much extra framing fabric you want.
|Pattern Only||2" Extra Fabric||3" Extra Fabric|
|14 ct||21" x 14"||25" x 18"||27" x 20"|
|18 ct||17" x 11"||21" x 15"||23" x 17"|
|25 ct||12" x 8"||16" x 12"||18" x 14"|
|28 ct||11" x 7"||15" x 11"||17" x 13"|