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Hen Place Mat and Napkin

Use these all-season accents in your home.

What You Need:

Set your table with country charm.
  • 15-inch-square Royal Classic napkin
  • 13 x 18-inch 14-count ivory Royal Classic place mat
  • Sewing thread
  • Cotton embroidery floss

Instructions:

1. Download the free pattern for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).

Hen pattern

Adobe Acrobat

2. Use sewing thread to baste a 3 x 3 1/2-inch rectangle in the bottom left corner of the place mat or napkin 2-inch in from the fringed edges. Use three plies of floss to work the stitches over one square of the fabric unless otherwise specified.

3. Beginning at the bottom left corner of the basted square, stitch a 2-by-2 cross-stitch square with Black-brown floss (DMC 3371). Stitch two rows of 2-by-2 squares along the bottom and left edges of the basted square with ten squares in each row.

4. Center and stitch the Hen chart in the basted square. Remove the basting thread and press the finished place mat or napkin from the back.

Better Homes & Gardens Creative Collection -- Cross-Stitch for All Seasons

This dazzling collection of seasonal designs was inspired by the medley of colors and patterns found in the changing of the seasons! Each collection celebrates the natural beauty and festivities of each season of the year. The inclusion of 100 finishing ideas and tips helps you find the perfect finishing for your next project and makes this issue extra special! Eagerly anticipate your favorite times of the year with Cross-Stitch for All Seasons, as you create beautiful items for your home or to give as gifts! Available now at your favorite newsstand, or call 1-888-547-2147 to order your copy!

Features:

  • Slumber Party -- Cross-stitch projects for a night full of crafts and fun!
  • Sweet Sentiments -- Heart-inspired designs send a message of special friendship!
  • Garden Retreat -- Let the beauty of spring's first flowers inspire your projects!
  • Old Glory -- Quilt motifs, stars and Uncle Sam combine for a patriotic design!
  • Halloween Treats -- Your little ghouls will love these spellbinding crafts!
  • Bringing Home Baby -- Welcome baby with a darling personalized sampler!
  • 34 Quick Projects -- Finishing ideas suitable for every member of the family!
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