This English Rose stitch has gotten so many views & likes on Instagram! Due to its popularity, I decided to share the stitch graph, and I hope you take a few minutes to try it out.
I love creating creating needlepoint stitch guides, and stitch graphs. Give me an empty space on a canvas, my Adobe Illustrator software, and some threads, and I am a happy girl! As far as I know, this is an original design. I can’t be sure, because I don’t look for stitches before I play with my own ideas. Ideas pop into my head, and I start putting stitches together to bring them to life.
English Rose can be stitched in any colorway you choose, using just four shades for the petals, and two shades for the center (plus black). For this pink test version, I used the following DMC floss colors: 310, 600, 602, 603, 605, 742, 745. The design covers a 21 x 21 mesh space. To give that some perspective, if you are using 18 ct canvas, the finished flower will be right around 1 1/4″.
There are really only three steps to creating English Rose. I hope you give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Here we go!