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jeweled dragonfly cross stitch pattern

It’s the first of the month, so you know what that means: another free cross stitch pattern in my free monthly series!

About this Dragonfly Cross Stitch Pattern

It’s my birthday month! In fact, it’s my birthday TODAY! And, I LOVE vivid greens and blues. These deep, jeweled tones are my favorite. So, I adapted a picture of a dragonfly into a much more colorful pattern to look kind of like a jeweled broach.

Usually, I create these patterns for those of you who like to stitch along with me. But to be honest, I don’t care if I’m the only one who likes this one — I made it for me! It’s my favorite so far in my entire free monthly series.

And surprise… there are 2 versions!


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Outlined “Jeweled” Dragonfly

  • Designed for 14 count Aida
  • Full counted cross stitches only
  • DMC floss colors: 16
  • Size: approximately 7.1 in. x 3.4 in.

Simpler Version of the Dragonfly Pattern

The version above is actually the second draft of my dragonfly design. The more photo-realistic something gets, the more colors involved and the more time it takes, so I try to first aim for minimalism with colors to make it easy on beginners. I decided to save this first version as a separate design just for fun, so you now have two options to choose from: one that looks more like a jeweled piece (above, and my personal favorite), and one that’s probably much faster to complete, below!

  • Designed for 14 count Aida
  • Full counted cross stitches only
  • DMC floss colors: 12
  • Size: approximately 7.1 in. x 3.4 in.

You can find BOTH versions in each of their own downloadable PDFs in my Cross Stitch Library. Hit the button to hop over and grab your favorite.

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  1. I love this pattern! I’m going to try some of the DMC jewel threads I was saving for the right dragonfly. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful birthday and celebrate big time. You have no reason to get up tomorrow, do you?

    1. Haha actually, this is going to be one of my most PACKED months! We’ve been taking on new sponsors for the vintage camper project, so I had to get up early today to work on a new project (and it’s about 1AM right now, so I’m just now importing the photos to edit!). That means lots in store for new projects for the blog and video, though! It will all be worth it once I can take a break. :)

  2. I look forward to your designs every month. This will be perfect for an upcoming gift. The intended recipient dreams of summer and dragonflies.
    (please take care of yourself during this extra busy time!)

      1. She loved the first one, so I’m sure this pretty jewel will be loved, too.

        May each day be filled to the brim be filled with peace and energy and creativity and everything you need at hand.

  3. Hello, these are all such lovely designs!

    I’m just wondering if you would be able to provide advice regarding the frames you’ve used for the patterns. They’re lovely and I’m struggling myself to find any that actually look nice.

    1. Hi Sadie, I haven’t really framed many of them yet! But I did write some info on how I go about stretching them and framing them in this post, if that helps.

  4. Thank you for the gift of the dragonfly pattern in adcance …. so very lovely …. l have seen it several times online and loved it … so now l am ready to stitch once l get pattern and purchase the 16 coloured floss.