Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

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

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my Doctor Who-inspired Dalek cross-stitch valentine with free printable pattern!

There’s also a TARDIS version here.

Supplies:
* Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF
* Embroidery floss, gold, light brown, dark brown, black, blue, red, and silver
* Cardstock, gray and light yellow (or your favorite colors)
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

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

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download my free Doctor Who-inspired Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF here!

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

Dalek cross-stitch valentine: the front of the card.

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

Dalek cross-stitch valentine: the back of the card.

Never stitched on paper? No problem!
Check out last year’s TARDIS cross-stitch valentine tutorial to see step-by-step instructions for stitching the design and constructing the card.

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

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, as the Daleks might say, EXTERMINATE…er…INFATUATE!

(Like the TARDIS version? You can find it here.)

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8 thoughts on “Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine”

  1. I love this! I’m very very new to cross-stitch, and I just wanted to ask one question. I know how to make just X’s, like you did in the Tardis valentine, but how do you go about outlining each box? Is there a certain method to it? Do you do it as you’re stitching or at the very end? Is there an instructional post you could link me to? Thanks so much!
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    1. The outlines are done in backstitch, and you don’t do them until the very end of your project.

      Here’s a great tutorial for backstitching from Sublime stitching: http://www.sublimestitching.com/pages/how-to-back-stitch

      And, just in case your need a refresher, here’s a good resource for cross-stitch basics from my pal Becky at Adafruit: http://learn.adafruit.com/cross-stitch/instructions
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