Love Lasts Cross Stitch Design

This Love Lasts Cross Stitch Design takes its inspiration from I Corinthians.

Click here for a printable PDF pattern of "Love Lasts" in both rose and teal.

"Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in unrighteousness, it rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." I COR 13: 4-8.

"Love Lasts" is a beautiful tribute to the commitment we make when we chance to love. This Bible verse is most often attributed to marriage. But bring to mind someone else you love - a parent, a sibling, a dear friend - and read those same words. God knew what he was talking about - they apply wonderfully to any loving relationship between two people.

Don't wait for Valentine's Day, wedding or anniversary, birthday. Life is precious, because life is fragile - tell that special someone how you feel today!

I embroidered "Love Lasts" on 14-count Aida with DMC 6-strand cotton floss. Barely-there crosses or hearts dot the background, created with Kreinik Metallic floss. Although the borders both feature crosses and hearts, they are different. I opted to eliminate the traditional backstitching around the edges of the border so that the cross stitches simulate lace.

With primarily full cross stitches and backstitches, and a repeated pattern as a border, this is a very quick stitch.

Design details for Love Lasts Cross Stitch

Stitch Count:  73 high x 97 wide

Fabric and approximate finished design sizes: 

  • 9 ct. Aida 8 1/4" high x 10 3/4" wide
  • 11 ct. Aida 6 3/4" high x 8 7/8" wide
  • 14 ct. Aida 5 1/4" high x 6 7/8" wide

For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, let our handy stitch count table do the calculations for you.

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Click on the links above for detail stitch diagrams and instructions.

 Click here for a printable Love Lasts Cross Stitch Pattern. It contains a chart for the rose version and a chart for the teal with floss legends and instructions. A new window or tab will open so you can continue browsing here.

You can print all pages of the chart or just the pages you wish. Feel free to save it to your hard drive for later printing.

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