Classic Book Spines - Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

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This lovely counted cross stitch pattern would make the perfect gift for stitchers and readers alike. Better yet, find someone who loves needlework AND books. The pattern features a set of classic novels. In order from left to right, these are:

- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This pattern is in pdf format and includes instructions, key, and symbol chart for 85 colors of DMC threads. When stitched on 18-count Aida, it will be about 12.7" x 9.8".

NOTE: This listing is for a pdf of the pattern.

Credit for the photos of the finished product (and the stitching!) goes to McKenzie Eskdale.

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Cute pattern. Looking forward to making it!
Aug 31, 2017 by Jessica Martin
Working hard on this pattern! It's clear and SO well-written. Haven't cross-stitched since I was a child, but was able to pick it up again immediately. Thank you!
Feb 28, 2017 by Kathryn Salo
Thank you so much for the good pictures (and the stitching by McKenzie), the download worked perfectly. Looking forward to stitching this lovely pattern. Thanx, Dawn xx
Dec 27, 2016 by Dawn Ramseier
Easy to print and read.
Nov 23, 2016 by Lindsey Renuard
Oct 17, 2016 by Vanessa Donato

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