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It may be the middle of winter, but you can grab a slice of sunny-weather vibes with this citrus slice cross stitch pattern.


Happy New Year! And look at me, actually keeping up with LAST YEAR’S resolution! Here’s to better accountability in 2020 & beyond! Every month, I’m sharing new cross stitch patterns created by me. This month, I went with a food theme, which would be well-suited for bright and colorful kitchen decor.

Even though oranges are commonly thought of as a sunny, cheerful fruit (sunny Florida, right?), I always associate it as a special winter treat. My grandmother (Dad’s side) would order us a whole box of freshly ripened oranges at the beginning of every year. I would gobble them up as fast as I possibly could. To this day, I have a small reminder of her every time I bite into an orange (and I also know how to tell the sweetness of an orange by the squeeze!). So, I made this cross stitch pattern — the practice of cross stitch itself, funnily enough, reminds me of my Mom’s mom (Granny).

About this Orange Cross Stitch Pattern

  • Designed for 14 count Aida
  • Full counted cross stitches only
  • DMC floss colors: 15
  • Size: approximately 4.5 in. x 4.5 in.

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