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Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case | The Zen of Making

When it comes to cross-stitch and embroidery, I’ve always been drawn to geometric and repeating patterns, especially those found in styles like laid work and blackwork. I love how, when joined together, even the simplest lines and shapes can create rich, vibrant textures on an otherwise unremarkable surface. (It’s kind of like quilting in that way: you piece one quilt block at a time, then those blocks seem to magically transform into something completely different when sewn together in a finished quilt.) I really like the idea that surprisingly intricate designs can be constructed by combining individual elements in predictable yet creative ways, and that’s exactly what I had in mind as I designed this geometric color block cross-stitch iPhone case pattern.

When stitching my case, I used my favorite primary color scheme: blue and red. Not a fan? Don’t let that scare you away! You can always customize the colors in the pattern to fit your own personal style.

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case | The Zen of Making

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Pattern: Geek Love Cross-Stitch Pattern and Geek Crafts Column on FaveCrafts

Pattern: Geek Love Cross-Stitch Pattern and Geek Crafts Column on FaveCrafts | The Zen of Making

My first Geek Crafts column is live on FaveCrafts! Starting today, I’ll be making your Wednesdays a little bit more awesome with a weekly dose of geek-tastic crafty goodness on the FaveCrafts blog.

Feeling the love? Head on over to the site to download my free Geek Love cross-stitch pattern, and share your geek pride with the world.

Geek Crafts: Geek Love Cross Stitch Pattern

Hi, I’m Haley Pierson-Cox! If you follow my blog, The Zen of Making, then you already know that I’m a pretty geeky gal. (The TARDIS dress really gives it away, doesn’t it?) But, if you’re just meeting me for the first time today, consider this your warning: I’m about to talk nerdy to you. So, strap on that proton pack, pick up the gold bikini from the cleaners, and make sure your sonic screwdriver is fully charged, because, thanks to FaveCrafts, I’ll be taking you on a new adventure into the fabulous and freaky world of geek crafts every week

Ready for more? Head over to FaveCrafts to download the pattern and read the rest of my column!

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. ;)

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | The Zen of Making

When I was a kid, I spent countless crisp afternoons rescuing wooly bear caterpillars from sunny dirt roads and blowing on dandelions in the fields of my grandma’s farm, dreaming of all of the wonderful and exciting places that each seed would go. Even as an adult, I find myself fascinated by the colorful transformations that happen as the weather gets cooler, even if I rarely take the time to stop and look around me. This dandelion iPhone case cross-stitch pattern is a nod to younger me, who still firmly believes that everything is filled with magic, and thinks that adult me is silly for not realizing it more often!

I designed this pattern as part of my review of the Lesse Design Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch Case for Craft Test Dummies. You can read the full review here: Craft Product Review: Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch iPhone Case by Leese Design

Want to stitch one of your own?

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | The Zen of Making


You can download a full PDF of the pattern here: Dandelion iPhone Case Template

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | The Zen of Making

**Please note that this pattern was designed for the Lesse Design Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch Case for iPhone 4 and 4S, which has a 33×69 grid.**