Week 13 of the #YearOfStitch : Smyrna Stitch

Can you believe it’s the start of Q2?! As I mentioned last week, the newsletter with Q1′s pattern is coming out next week with a pattern by special guest artists Heather Munstermann. Be sure to sign up so you get it

Now to kick off Q2….the Smyrna Stitch!

This one has alllll the texture. I spent some time playing around with thread count + variating colors and I recommend you do the same to figure out what you like best. 

Photo Tutorial

Variations

Rows 1, 2, 5, 6 are all 6 count floss same color

Rows 3 + 4 are still all 6 count floss but I changed up the color combo. The diagonal stitches in green, vertical cross stitches in purple

Row 7 I used 3 count purple for the diagonal stitches and 6 count in green for the vertical cross stitches

Row 8 I used 3 count floss for everything

Happy Stitching

Shannon