Cross-Stitch Leprechaun

You don't have to catch him to land your pot of gold. Look no further than this clever needlework project.
Getting Started

What You Need:


Catch this folkloric Irish elf with
needle and floss.

  • 9 x 14-inch piece of Wichelt 26-count gold Lurex (#722-24) Jobelan fabric
  • DMC embroidery floss in the colors listed in the color key
  • Kreinik Balger blending filament: one reel each of Gold (002), Green (008), Chartreuse (015), Copper (021), and Citron (028)
  • No. 24 tapestry needle; beading needle
  • Masking tape or sewing thread
  • 2 black seed beads (eyes)
  • 4 black doll buttons
  • Mill Hill petite seed beads: Gold (40557)
  • Sewing thread: black
  • 1-inch piece of narrow gold chain
  • Brass charms: two keys, one coin, and one horseshoe
  • 6 x 15-inch piece of backing fabric
  • 6 x 11-inch piece each of fleece and iron-on interfacing
  • 3 x 4-inch piece of mat board
  • 3 x 4-inch piece of paper-backed fusible web
  • 1 yard of 3/8-inch-wide flat trim
  • Polyester fiberfill; doll stuffing beads
  • Tracing paper

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