Stitch a Quick and Easy
Sunshine Cross Stitch

This smiling sun awakens you with it's bright yellow and orange rays. Originally designed and used as another block or square for a baby afghan or baby quilt, it works for kids and adults alike. Add the image to a switch plate or the end of the pull chain that turns on the lights. Dress up otherwise ordinary shirts or pants by using waste canvas to add it to a pocket.

Cross stitch it on the coffee cup or travel mug that holds your first cup of morning coffee, with a sentiment like "Rise and Shine!" Be sure to check out my Cross Stitch Alphabet patterns for adding words to other designs.

You can embroider them on 3" bands and add them to the curtains.

Stitch complexity of sunshine cross stitch

Stitch Count: 21 high x 23 wide

Fabric and finished design sizes

9 Evenweave/Aida 2 1/2"h x 2 3/8"w (also for 18ct over 2 threads)
11 Evenweave/Aida 2 1/8"h x 1 7/8"w
14 Evenweave/Aida 1 5/8"h x 1 1/2"w
18 Evenweave/Aida (over 2 threads) 2 1/2"h x 2 3/8"w

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

Click here for a printable Sunshine Smile cross stitch chart with instructions, stitch count and floss numbers. A new window will open so you can continue browsing here.

You can print all three pages of the file or just the pages you wish.

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