My favorite definition for "mother" is "a person who does
at least two impossible things before breakfast."
In honor of mothers everywhere, I offer this simple design using the count-LESS technique of cross stitch. Notice I didn't say count-free. You still have to do some minimal counting.
It's just that you're able to work with a single color within larger blocks without as many color changes
Stitch Count: 109 high x 139 wide
Fabric and Approximate Finished Design Sizes:
9 ct. Aida 12 1/8" high x 15 1/2" wide
11 ct. Aida 9 7/8" high x 12 5/8" wide
14 ct. Aida 7 3/4" high x 9 7/8" wide
For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, see our handy stitch count table.
I embroidered "Mother's Day Floral" on 14-count Aida using DMC floss in two strands for cross stitches and one strand for backstitches.
For detailed stitch diagrams, follow the above links or click on the "How to..." button on the left menu.
Click here for the printable Pattern with full instructions, floss numbers and stitch count. A new window or tab will open so you can continue browsing here.
You can print all pages of the Mothers Day Cross Stitch chart or just the pages you wish. Feel free to save it to your hard drive for later printing.