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Miniature Needlework Charts for Cross Stitch or Needlepoint from About.com


This list of miniature needlework charts contains small projects suitable for a dolls house, or for use as repeated patterns or section larger needlework designs. The charts are in color, with lists of DMC cotton colors used. Various canvas counts are used, from 18 HPI to 42HPI Silk Gauze.

1. General Information on Needlework and Cross Stitch

There are several articles to help you with miniature needlework projects

2. Finishing Ideas for Miniature Needlework

A miniature needlework cushion with a finished trim of twisted cord in dollhouse scale.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

3. Traditional Designs

Petit point bouquet of roses with lily of the valley, tied with a bow.
Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

These traditional designs can be used for dolls house cushions, upholstery, firescreens or as petit point subjects for brooches or framed needlework. All can be worked in a variety of sizes and scales. Check the dimensions of the design and work it on a fabric suitable for your scale purpose.

4. Floral Designs

43 x 43 stitch petite point design of rambling roses, suitable for a dolls house cushion.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These floral designs have been created especially for dolls house scale miniatures, but can be used for all types of miniature needlework.

5. Animal Designs

Miniature lamb in petit point and french knots worked on 32 count lavender linen.
Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

All of these charts can be worked in needlepoint, petitpoint or cross stitch. Most are close to 40 stitches square, and make up into dollhouse miniature pillows stitched on 32 count linen.

Miniature Lamb Needlework chart for needlepoint, cross stitch, or a combination with French knots.

Miniature Piglet Needlework chart

Miniature Rabbits Needlework chart.

6. Geometric Designs

Finished cross stitch of Bunnies Squared pattern in two colors.
Photo and Design © Connie G. Thomas

7. Seasonal Designs

A two inch petitpoint  jack o lantern design suitable for a fashion doll or a decoration.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

8. Miniature Christmas Stockings

A finished petite point Christmas stocking with a "Cabin in the Woods" design in 1:12 scale
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These simple designs for miniature Christmas stockings have three traditional motifs. As shown, the stockings are worked over 42 HPI silk gauze, to make them the correct scale for a 1:12 scale dolls house. Worked on larger canvas, the stockings can be used for Christmas tree decorations or to decorate packages. All the designs are suitable for a beginner.

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