LUCKY CAT CROSS STITCH PATTERN
The Maneki Neko or white lucky cat was originally of Japanese origin but became Chinese over time. The Maneki Neko is well known in Japan and China as a symbol of prosperity. Now you can bring good luck to your home by hanging a lucky cat cross stitch pattern on your wall! White is a traditional colour for lucky cats, alongside gold, black and red. There are no backstitches or half stitches required for this project. With Japanese cherry blossom flowers and the traditional Japanese koban coin worth ten million ryo (a lot of money), the cat has its paw raised, holding the koban for good luck.
This cute counted lucky cat cross stitch pattern looks best stitched on navy fabric. It fits perfectly into a 6 inch hoop frame. Popular auspicious places to hang Maneki Neko include bedrooms, study rooms and businesses. The skill level required for this project is intermediate, due to the ability to stitch on navy Aida. Patience is required for the large colored areas. Stitch on the navy Aida in daylight for the most effective way to use the fabric (due to the dark colour).
Please note this is a cross stitch pattern in PDF format only and no fabric, DMC floss or other materials are included in the listing. If you want the frame to look like the one in the photo, please purchase our popular frame wrapping tutorial separately, for complete step-by-step instructions in a full colour photo PDF.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fabric: 14 count Aida – Navy
Stitches: 67 x 53
Half Stitches: None
Size: 4.79 x 3.79 inches or 12.16 x 9.62 cm
Colors: DMC x 11
Hoop Size: 6″
Use: 2 strands of thread for all cross stitch
WHAT YOU GET IN THE PDF
- Color photo of finished design
- Pattern in black & white symbols with key
- Pattern in colour symbols with key
You can use non-DMC stranded cottons such as Anchor in conjunction with the color symbol chart included, though you will need to pick the colors to match. Your instant digital download link will be available upon successful checkout and will also be emailed to you. To open the PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded for free online.
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