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Night before Christmas – Week 9: Mr Robin and the Moon


Welcome to the ‘Night Before Christmas’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long is taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 22nd september 2021 and finishing on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

You can join in anytime!

Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Night Before Christmas Pattern.

If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.

Week 9 – the penultimate week!

Well done for getting this far if you have managed to keep up along the way. If this is not you and you are on a much earlier tutorial – don’t worry – you can take as long as you like as the tutorials will be here on the blog for as long as you need.

This week we are stitching…

Mr Robin Sleeping on the Moon

How to Stitch the fabulous Robin…

This little guy is incredibly cute and so easy to stitch.

You will need the following colours…

#975, #435, #321, #825, ECRU, #310

Using the photo below as a guide…

  • #975 brick stitch the main body area first before adding the wing and red breast.
  • Satin stitch the hat stripes and the top before outlining the stripes in back stitch.
  • Add the bobble on in the form of french knots.
  • #310 (1 strand): straight stitch the eye and beak.

Now all that’s left is to stitch the wonderful moon and decorations.

Stitching the Moon,Stars and Snowflakes…

You will need the following colours… #986, #3021, #321, #834, #415, ECRU

Stitch as follows…

  • #986 Satin stitch the leaves, #3021 Back stitch the branches, #986 chain stitch the remaining leaves then add on the #321 French Knots.
  • #834 Split stitch the moons edge to give it a nice curved finish.

All you need to do now is stitch some French Knots in Ecru for the snowflakes and stitch about 3 French Knots for each star and then straight stitch the little lines surrounding them.

Week 9 is complete – well done!

Share your fabulous stitching with the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here, I am so excited to see how you are getting on.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!

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