It is time to share the next in my series of Cross Stitch Rainbow Blocks. This block is number 4 and is a nice simple design that really shows off the rainbow colours. I stitched most of this block when we were away for the weekend with my family and it was a simple one to do without having to refer to a pattern all the time. Each band of colour is two rows of crosses, and the colours cycle twice through the rainbow order – starting at the bottom of the block – but leave off the last colour at the top.
Here’s the free chart. To download it, right click on the image and save it to your computer. I do plan to create a PDF printable of the whole series in a few weeks so if you prefer a PDF version, sign up to my Weekly News so you don’t miss out on that announcement when I have it ready.
The colours I have used are these DMC threads:
Some Ideas for Your Blocks
I’ve been thinking about what else you might make with these free designs. Keeping in mind that there will be nine altogether, I am planning to frame mine in a square frame. But you could use the designs individually to decorate all sorts of projects like these:
- a coin purse
- a brooch
- a bag
- a glasses case
- a pencil-case
- a head band
- a wristlet
- a scarf
- a bookmark
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My list of ideas for projects is too short. What could I add?
Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie says
I love all of these rainbow blocks! They are so versatile. My daughter wants me to put a patch on her backpack because almost everyone at her pre-school has the same backpack (they all have LLBean backpacks!). These rainbow blocks will be perfect! Thanks for sharing!
Tonya Grant says
Great idea, Aida! They could go on a bag tag too that could be switched to any bag she has with her.
Lovely. Rainbows always create cheer don’t they?