Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns, Swedish Dala Horse Cross Stitch Pattern, Dala Horse Gift, Darlecarlian, Dalahast, Red, Christmas Craft Gift

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This cute Swedish dala horse cross stitch pattern is an easy Christmas cross stitch pattern to make. With elements of Nordic folk art and Scandinavian style decoration, this Christmas craft makes a beautiful red dala horse gift or dala horse ornament for the house, with no back stitches or half stitches and only four colours. The finished piece fits perfectly into a 6” hooped embroidery frame when embroidered on 14 count Aida. Included are instructions on dyeing white or cream Aida fabric using a common household ingredient to create the darker Aida in the photo, so the white stands out more.

The dala horse (otherwise known as a darlecarlian horse or dalahast) is usually a carved, red painted Swedish wooden horse given to children as a toy. Horses were highly valued in 17th century Switzerland and making small horses offered additional income for poor families and travellers. In 1939, the dala horse became famous throughout the world and became symbolic of Sweden. Dala horses are often associated with Christmas these days but they used to be popular all year round.

***STRIPED FRAME***
If you want the frame to look like the one in the photo, please purchase my frame wrapping tutorial separately, for complete step-by-step instructions in a full colour photo PDF. It is found here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/242093481/decorative-hoop-frame-floss-wrapping

MORE CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/luckystarstitches?section_id=19289604

Please note this is a counted cross stitch pattern in PDF format only and no fabric, DMC floss or other materials are included in the listing.

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Pattern Specifications:

Skill Level: Beginner
Fabric: 14 count Aida
Stitches: 54 x 56
Backstitches: None
Half Stitches: None
Size: 3.86 x 4.00 inches or 9.8 x 10.16 cm
Colors: DMC x 4
Hoop Size: 6"
Use: 3 strands of thread for all cross stitch

1 PDF included:

1 x Color photo of finished design
1 x Aida dyeing instructions
1 x Pattern in black & white symbols with key
1 x Pattern in color symbols with key

You can use non-DMC stranded cottons such as Anchor in conjunction with the color symbol chart included, though you will need to pick the colors to match.

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© 2015 Lucky Star Stitches

Lucky Star patterns/tutorials are for personal use only and no sharing or copying of this chart is allowed. This digital pattern has the same copyright as a hard copy pattern and may not be re-sold or re-distributed commercially in any manner – do not email or share this PDF with anyone else. To use these patterns commercially please contact Lucky Star Stitches.

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FAQs

Due to time constraints, I work on designing new items when I can, so unfortunately am unable to do custom orders.

If you do not receive your pattern/tutorial download link via email within 24 hours after payment, please check your spam folder first. On the odd occasion, Etsy downloads can be slow in arriving due to platform technical issues. Please also note that sometimes patterns cannot be downloaded with a mobile phone or tablet. If this is the case, either try a laptop or a desktop computer, or alternatively, contact me through my Etsy shop and I will manually send the PDF to you. Instructions on downloading are here: https://www.etsy.com/au/help/article/3949

All PDFs have been tested by me for printing. You should be able to print any pattern or tutorial you purchase here. I'm happy to check and resend the PDF file to you if there appears to be an issue, however, printing problems can often arise from your computer and printer setup, rather than a fault in the PDF itself.

Lucky Star Stitches is a bit different from many other Etsy cross stitch shops. I hand stitch my patterns (it often takes days to do just one pattern) and I check the colours and shapes and make sure the cross stitch fits in the frame manually. This ensures that everything looks and works as intended for the final PDF. Other shops are known to get a screen grab of their software-produced pattern and Photoshop it onto a stock (bought) photo, in order to create the appearance of stitching, but without actually doing any needlework. It can be a case of buyer beware with these patterns. Hence, since it takes time for me to create 'real' patterns, I have to charge a certain base price - otherwise, it doesn't cover the time and work involved.

Although all due care is taken to create patterns with no errors, I am only human! If you discover an error in any of my products, please contact me with details about it, so I can fix the pattern for everyone. I undertake to resolve all errors within a timely manner, and will send you a fresh replacement PDF as soon as possible, with the correction made in it.

This is due to your printer running low on toner and resulting in patchy ink coverage. Change your printer toner cartridge to see strong graph lines again, or alternatively, print the pattern at a copy shop.

Have a look on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy as navy Aida sometimes turns up on these platforms. Another place to get it is: https://www.123stitch.com/item/Zweigart-14-Ct-Navy-Aida-Fabric-18x21/3706-589Z

A very common technique is to cut out a piece of felt and glue it to the back of the frame, holding it in place with pegs until it dries. For a finer finish using sewing, visit this tutorial: https://stitchedmodern.com/blogs/news/how-to-frame-cross-stitch-in-an-embroidery-hoop#

Due to time constraints, I work on designing new items when I can, so unfortunately am unable to do custom orders.

If you do not receive your pattern/tutorial download link via email within 24 hours after payment, please check your spam folder first. On the odd occasion, Etsy downloads can be slow in arriving due to platform technical issues. Please also note that sometimes patterns cannot be downloaded with a mobile phone or tablet. If this is the case, either try a laptop or a desktop computer, or alternatively, contact me through my Etsy shop and I will manually send the PDF to you. Instructions on downloading are here: https://www.etsy.com/au/help/article/3949

All PDFs have been tested by me for printing. You should be able to print any pattern or tutorial you purchase here. I'm happy to check and resend the PDF file to you if there appears to be an issue, however, printing problems can often arise from your computer and printer setup, rather than a fault in the PDF itself.

Lucky Star Stitches is a bit different from many other Etsy cross stitch shops. I hand stitch my patterns (it often takes days to do just one pattern) and I check the colours and shapes and make sure the cross stitch fits in the frame manually. This ensures that everything looks and works as intended for the final PDF. Other shops are known to get a screen grab of their software-produced pattern and Photoshop it onto a stock (bought) photo, in order to create the appearance of stitching, but without actually doing any needlework. It can be a case of buyer beware with these patterns. Hence, since it takes time for me to create 'real' patterns, I have to charge a certain base price - otherwise, it doesn't cover the time and work involved.

Although all due care is taken to create patterns with no errors, I am only human! If you discover an error in any of my products, please contact me with details about it, so I can fix the pattern for everyone. I undertake to resolve all errors within a timely manner, and will send you a fresh replacement PDF as soon as possible, with the correction made in it.

This is due to your printer running low on toner and resulting in patchy ink coverage. Change your printer toner cartridge to see strong graph lines again, or alternatively, print the pattern at a copy shop.

Have a look on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy as navy Aida sometimes turns up on these platforms. Another place to get it is: https://www.123stitch.com/item/Zweigart-14-Ct-Navy-Aida-Fabric-18x21/3706-589Z

A very common technique is to cut out a piece of felt and glue it to the back of the frame, holding it in place with pegs until it dries. For a finer finish using sewing, visit this tutorial: https://stitchedmodern.com/blogs/news/how-to-frame-cross-stitch-in-an-embroidery-hoop#



    Reviews
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    (20)
    Mar 3, 2018 by amyness
    Love that it was a PDF, very easy for my first cross stitch
    Jan 30, 2018 by Megan Whetten
    This is a great pattern. Thank you!
    Jan 18, 2018 by Stephanie
    Excellent design, easy to follow chart - thank you very much
    Jan 9, 2018 by Loraine
    This pattern was perfect for what I needed. Easy to read, and I appreciated the option to print with colors and/or symbols.
    Jan 7, 2018 by Frumpenstein

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