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Gingham Cross Stitch

by Diane
(Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)

Where can I find patterns for cross stitch on gingham? I had gingham cross stitch patterns for designs on aprons from the 50's and 60's, but I lost them when I moved. My grandmother and I used to make aprons on gingham, but can't find patterns any more.

Amy's Answer
Are you talking about chicken sratch? I had a link to a pattern for hearts in one of my past newsletters. It was cross stitch on gingham but they called it chicken scratch. The x's were made within the checkered squares on the gingham. I don't know of any other patterns. Can anyone else help? Please share your comments!

Recommended Reading
The Embroidery Sampler, Issue #22, February 2009 The Find of the Month is the chicken scratch hearts pattern.
Cross Stitch Beginner Guide
Design Your Own Pattern

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May 11, 2011
Found Some
by: shelly

If you go to the website Tipnut there is a search block for their site. They have gingham cross stitch patterns for kitchen towels. Very cute and old fashioned looking.

Aug 12, 2010
Gingham Aprons
by: Charlotte K

I have found several books on Amazon.com about mid-20th century aprons. One sounds particularly interesting Gingham Aprons of the '40s & '50s by Judy Florence. I am going to request it from my local library. I will let you know about it.

May 12, 2010
Gingham Cross Stitch
by: Anonymous

I, too, am looking for gingham cross stitch for skirts. I found a book in the library (not my branch) which had many patterns. I can't remember the name, but it was very nice. You might try your local library.

Dec 27, 2009
Gingham Cross Stitch Patterns
by: LizinSR

Here is the web address for a really cute apron design using gingham, rickrack, and cross stitch.

Primrose Design Blog

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