It’s time for more free cross stitch patterns for Halloween!
I have designed another free cross stitch pattern for Halloween, this cute little ghost frightening the spider.
This can be stitched in one evening and finished quite quickly, you can download the pdf pattern below.
Instructions for ornament
Mountboard about 2mm thick
Lightweight iron on interfacing to attach to the reverse of your cross stitched piece.
Small piece of quilt batting or wadding.
Two pieces of patterned fabric.
Craft knife to cut the mountboard
Thread to lace the cross stitch to the mountboard if not using glue.
Cord trim or hand made trim.
Pumpkin charm or any charm you prefer.
Measuring and cutting your mountboard
You can choose to cut your mountboard to any size you prefer.
I used 14 count fabric for the cross stitch so if you wish to make the ornament exactly the same you will need these measurements.
Mountboard size for the cross stitch piece and also for the small piece of wadding.
Approx 2 1/4″ (5.5cm) wide
3 1/4″ (8cm) Tall
Mountboard for the second piece (dotty fabric):
Approx 3″ (8cm) wide
4 1/2″ tall (11.5cm)
Mountboard for the back piece (patterned fabric)
Approx 3 3/4″ (9.5cm) wide
COVERING THE MOUNTBOARD
Place the cross stitch face down onto a towel and iron the light weight interfacing onto the reverse side of your cross stitch.
This will ensure your cross stitches do not get flattened with the hot iron.
Your cross stitched piece should be cut to ensure you have enought fabric to wrap around to the reverse of the mountboard.
I allowed 3/4″ (1.5cm) all around the cross stitch.
Also allow the same amount for the cut fabric pieces.
Now you are ready to assemble everything together
ASSEMBLING THE PIECES TOGETHER
Place the cross stitch face down and place the batting on top and then the mountboard.
Glue on the two longest sides and fold over the edges to glue the cross stitched piece to the mountboard.
Repeat the process for the top and bottom ensuring the corners look neat from the front.
Set aside and do the same to cover the mountboard with the fabric.
You can lace your cross stitched piece if you prefer. (That is another tutorial)
When you have glued the fabric to the boards, layer them as seen here, leaving a space at the top of 3/4″ (2cm) to allow for ribbon trim that measures 1″ (2.5cm) wide.
Insert a small piece of cord at the top between the cross stitched piece and the second board to use as a hanger. (Dotty fabric).
Glue each board on top of the other and place a weighted object on top and leave for a few hours or preferably overnight.
Now we are ready for the nice part, adding the trims.
The Final Part
ADDING THE TRIM
Cut a piece of matching cord 1/8″ wide (2mm) or make your own from the DMC thread. There is a tutorial on my finishing blog showing how to make the cord here.
Cut a piece of cord just long enough to go around the edge, start glueing at the centre top with a pin sized line all around the edge and gently glue the cord in place, finishing at the centre top.
The ribbon will cover any joins but I usually tuck it inside where the boards meet.
Make a pretty bow, stitch the pumpkin ornament onto the ribbon and glue the bow into position.
I stitched my pumpkin on afterwards but it was fiddly!
The little pumpkin ornaments are available in my Etsy shop here.
Perhaps you would like to stitch the Boo Spooky Ghost freebie onto a smaller count fabric and create a scissor fob with beads?
You can find my free tutorial here. The pattern for the scissor fob is an old Just Nan pattern, I don’t think it is available anymore.
More free cross stitch patterns for Halloween
I have another free mini cat pattern for Halloween here this is not a pdf pattern but just right click on the image and save to your computer, hopefully it should be clear enough to read.
The pdf will be updated eventually.
Here is a large Boo Halloween pattern in my Etsy shop
Free Spooky Boo Halloween Pattern is available here to download…
Edited: There is now another free pattern here for Halloween and some new thread holders to download.
I hope you enjoy making the Spooky Ghost Pattern, until next time…