Floating Island Cross Stitch Pattern #1


An original, handmade floating island cross stitch pattern for intermediate to advanced level stitchers. Looking for a fantasy steampunk design to make? This floating island is the first one in the set and encapsulates a mini world with a village, mountains, forests, forests, a hot air balloon and an engine. Included are dyeing instructions using a common household ingredient so the white floss will stand out.



This modern floating island cross stitch pattern is ideal as a DIY gift for a geek, nerd or fantasy collector looking for an unusual embroidery project. With a hint of steampunk, this floating island world adds colour and interest to any wall! The pattern features a miniature world landscape with a village under mountains, trees, a hot air balloon, clouds and cloud ladder and a world steerage mechanism. You’ll be floating on air with this original art hanging in your house! The design fits perfectly inside a 6” hooped embroidery frame when made with 14 count Aida.

There is also a second floating island cross stitch pattern in the set (Floating Island #2). It uses all of the same colours as the first one, so be rest assured you can use all of the colours again. An intermediate to advanced skill level is required for this chart, due mainly to the fact that it does require a bit of patience with the amount of colours used – though the shading effects in appearance make the project well worth it.

This pattern has only 2 backstitches on the hot air balloon and no half stitches. Included are very simple and easy instructions on how to use a common household ingredient to dye white or cream Aida to be darker, so the white in the pattern will stand out. Please note this is a counted cross stitch pattern in PDF format only and no fabric, DMC floss or other materials are included in the listing.


Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Fabric: 14 count Aida
Stitches: 73 x 54
Backstitches: Very Minimal
Half Stitches: None
Size: 5.21 x 3.86 inches or 13.24 x 9.8 cm
Colors: DMC x 16
Hoop Size: 6″
Use: 3 strands of thread for all cross stitch


  • Color photo of finished design
  • Aida dyeing instructions
  • 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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Lucky Star patterns/tutorials are for personal use only and no sharing or copying of this chart is allowed. This digital pattern has the same copyright as a hard copy pattern and may not be resold or redistributed commercially in any manner – do not email or share this PDF with anyone else. To use these patterns commercially please contact Lucky Star Stitches.

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