(Background and Top Designs)
Download the Elegant Pattern
Step 1 Download the Elegant pattern. If you can't download this pattern copy the pattern directly from the pattern in Figure 1. Make sure to use the Measurements in Figure 2.
Step 2 Trace the design onto your cloth with a Washout Fabric Marking Pen.
Step 3 Even if you are not planning on embroidering the Background make sure that you trace the Star lines in the Large Crescent.
List of Top Stitches
Section 1 Colonial knots
Section 2 Satin stitch and Pistil stitch
Section 3 Stacked Stem stitch, Rolled Bullion Rosebuds, Long Bullions
Section 4 Diamond stitch, Cast-on Roses and Leaves
Section 5 Satin stitch and Damask stitch
Section 6 Stem stitch and Herringbone Heart
Section 7 Satin stitch, Leaf stitch and Spun Rosebuds
Section 8 Stacked Stem stitch, Couched Star lines
If your are planning to sew the Background there is no need to trace the lines except for the Star lines inside the Large Crescent.
Note: As you embroider this piece each Background section should be embroidered right before working on the top design for that section. This helps keep the possibility of snags at a minimum. Keep your nails trimmed and your hands smooth.
Section 1 - Horizontal Couch Stitch
Section 2 - Diagonal Couch Stitch
Section 3 - Arched Couch Stitch
Section 4 - Diamond Stitch
Section 5 - Damask Stitch and Running stitch
Section 6a and b - Vertical Couch Stitch
Section 6c - Diagonal Couch Stitch
Section 7a - Crossed Couch Stitch
Section 7b and c - Diagonal Stitch
Section 8 - Diagonal Stitch
Section 9 - Couched