Sunday Freebie: I love dogs hand embroidery pattern
Along comes the third Sunday Freebie. You can get the PDF version of this free embroidery pattern and many more mini hoop designs over at the shop.
The I Love Dogs Pattern
First, get your tools and materials and print out the template. Click here to get the template for printing.
This design is a beginner pattern and it takes about 2 hours from start to finish including the finishing of the hoop as a pendant.
Tools & Materials
• large round: 4,75cm/1.9inch
• medium round: 3,25cm/1.3inch
• small round: 2cm/0.78inch
• large oval: 5,75×2,75cm/2.3×1.1inch
• thread: 6 stranded embroidery thread in the
colorway brown (434 DMC), pink (3712 DMC)
• fabric: Kona cotton solids by Kaufman in the
colorway ‘orchid’; 10x10cm/4x4inch
• embroidery hoop for embroidering the pattern.
If you cut the fabric later, you can use a regular
• embroidery needle
• for finishing: craft glue, a mini hoop of your
choice (here is a list of mini hoop shops)
You can find the stitch tutorials below. The stranded embroidery thread can be split up. Use 3 strands for the large
version, 2 strands for the medium and 1 strand for the small version if not stated otherwise.Embroider each twig one after another.
The pattern template shows the outline of the dog and the heart only. You can fill it with any fur pattern you like. If you want to make the pattern alike to the picture, use brick stitch in brown to fill out the body and tail.
For the heart use satin stitch in pink. Start with the center stitch and then
embroider to each side from there. This makes a neater heart shape than
working from one side to the other.