Crabapple Hill Studio

Beautiful patterns for hand embroidery and quilting

Merry Christmas


A sweet candy cane frame wrapped in holly surrounds a “Merry Christmas” greeting!  We’re revisiting this retired 2002 pattern and have updated it with colored pencil tinting and gorgeous Cosmo Seasons variegated embroidery floss.

Pattern is for the image only

  • Supply List:

    • 18" x 16" piece of stitchery background fabric
    • 18" x 16" piece of white muslin for backing your stitchery
    • artist’s paper blending stumps
    • emery board / nail file
    • size 6 - 6mm wide flat watercolor paintbrush
    • Jacquard Textile #100 Colorless Extender
    • 01 or 005 brown Pigma pen
    • freezer paper for trimming template
    • light box for tracing your embroidery patterns
    • embroidery hoop (I like a 5" thin-sided, spring tension hoop)
    • #7 embroidery needle
    • Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty (for removing most pencil tinting mistakes before fixative is added)

    Cosmo Embroidery Floss


    Prismacolor Colored Pencils 

    #140  EGGSHELL
    #912  APPLE GREEN
    #923  SCARLET LAKE
    #929  PINK
    #1096  KELLY GREEN