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Winter Splendour – Week 7: Jolly Robins and a Cosy Scarf


Welcome to the ‘Winter Splendour’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long will take place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 12th January 2022 and finishing on Wednesday 16th March 2022.

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 Winter Splendour 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 7!

This week there are 2 blocks to stitch. They are both fun and colourful and use simple stitches so, although they may take a bit of time to complete, they aren’t difficult – relax and stitch at the same time!

Let start with the…

Jolly Robins

You will need the following colours…

#840, #433, #347, #996, #820, #3866

Use 2 strands throughout unless stated otherwise.

Each Bird is stitched in the same way – the only difference being the colours are swapped over in a couple of the hats, see photo…

How to stitch…

Follow the colour and stitch guide shown to complete all the parts of the Robin apart from the hat.

I would suggest starting with the split stitch body and then move on to the red breast and wing.

#310: French Knot for the eye, and straight stitch for the beak and legs.

The hats are all stitched in the same way- you can follow the colours as I did or play around with them and make up your own combinations!

  • #996: Satin Stitch Top area
  • #820: Back Stitch hat band
  • #3866: French Knots for bobble

Repeat all of the above for each of the 4 birds. Finish the block by back stitching the outer edge in #3866…

Stitching the Scarf

You will need the following colours…

#3042, #834, #550, #3752

Use 2 strands throughout unless stated otherwise.

This scarf is nice and simple to stitch – I used chain stitch to give it a woolly textured effect but if you don’t like this you can swap for a different stitch of your choice.

I’ve numbered the sections so you can find it easier to stitch…

#3042: Chain Stitch horizontal rows across sections 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8…

#834: Chain Stitch horizontal rows across sections 2, 5 and 8…

To finish, #550: Back stitch around the outside and inside edges of each colour block, and then stitch long stitch for the scarf fringes. Add some French Knots in sections 2 and 5.

All thats left to do now is the outer block edge… #3752: Back Stitch.

Well done – Week 7 is complete

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Week 8 is on the blog Wednesday 2nd March… See you then!

Happy Stitching!

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