As you might know, I am going through a bit of a cross-stitch/embroidery phase right now, and when I saw this gray sweater on clearance for $6.50 the other day, I knew it would be perfect to embellish with cross stitch since it has a grid-patterned, chunky knit. So I got on Pinterest (of course), where I saw this adorable faux cross stitch sweatshirt, which was the perfect inspiration. Then I scoured the bazillions of cross stitch flowers until I found the perfect pattern – one that is easy to follow, doesn’t have too many colors, and is cuuuuute. I worked on it for just a few evenings, and I love how it turned out!
Cross stitch pattern
- Starting from the inside of the sweater and following the pattern (I just looked at the pattern instead of marking it on the sweater), stitch an X.
- Continue stitching Xs and switch colors according to your pattern. I found it helpful to stretch out the sweater and stitches periodically to help it lay flat.
- Put your sweater on and be ready to get lots of compliments on your one-of-a-kind item