Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for that special someone? Surprise your favorite, er, companion by stitching a quick Doctor Who-inspired valentine with my free printable pattern!

Supplies:
* TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine Template
* Embroidery floss in navy blue, light blue, red, black, and silver
* Card stock in gray and red
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Fabric scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

Ready to get stitching?

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

You can download a full PDF of the pattern here.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Print the pattern on gray card stock. Cut out the piece with the printed stitch pattern, then use your embroidery needle to punch the holes for the stitches.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 2
To keep the paper as flat as possible, use tape instead of knots to secure the floss to the back of the card.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making
Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 3
Using 2-ply embroidery floss, work your stitches in rows, stitching lines in one direction first, then working backwards to cross each stitch in the opposite direction. Complete all stitches in one color before moving on to the next color.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making
Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 4
Print the second card piece on red card stock, then cut it out. Center the stitched paper on the unprinted side of the red piece, then glue it in place using white glue or dry adhesive.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all get to play a little doctor this year. ;)

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