Roland-Designs

Preserving our needlework heritage

Free cross stitch patterns

Easter lamb


A sweet little lamb,  and clover border. 

Download: Easter lamb.pdf

Sajou pansies


Free chart re-charted from an original hand painted Sajou pattern.


Download : sajou pansies.pdf

Free sampler


Free band sampler.


Download :  Free sampler.pdf


See photos of the sampler here : Photo galery

Cross stitch for children


Free cross stitch patterns for children (or new beginners)


Instructions for teachers/parents:

Cross stitch for children. Instructions.pdf


Cross stitch set 1 - Easy:

Cross stitch pattern for children. Easy 1.pdf

Nannette's sampler


Folk style American sampler.


The original stitched sampler belongs to a kind lady called Nannette, who agreed to share the re-charted pattern with all of us. 


Download : Nannette's sampler.pdf

 

17th of May, Norwegian flag


Different easy stitch Norwegian flag cross stitch motif, each little flag will only take about 1 hour to stitch.


Perfect for cards, place cards, plastic canvas brooches, knitted ornaments, HAMA beads, etc...


Download : Norwegian flag_page01.png

'La lykken gro som gresset bak do!’


This pattern features a fun, typical Norwegian saying.

La lykken gro som gresset bak do!’


For the non-Norwegian speakers, the saying directly translates as:

 ‘ Let happiness grow like grass behind the toilet’


Here it makes reference to the outdoor latrines many Norwegians are still familiar with since many keep a family 'hytte' ( cabin ) in the mountains for skiing holidays, or to get away from their busy lives and enjoy the beautiful nature.


Download: La lykken gro

Tudor rose


A sweet little rose for filet crochet, intarsia knitting, cross stitch, etc....


Download : Tudor rose.pdf

Tiny motifs


A small collection of monochrome patterns perfect for cross stitch, bead work and filet crochet.

    

Download :  Tiny motifs.pdf

Cross and roses


Little  cross and roses pattern is inspired  from an antique bookmark.


The original was stitched in half cross stitch on stitching paper.

 

Download:Cross bookmark.pdf

A little rose


Little rose for filet crochet, cross stitch.


Download : A little rose.pdf

The hunter


A classic theme -  The hunter, and deer.


Perfect for cross stitch, and filet crochet.


Download : Hunter.pdf


Victorian card


A sweet little card for you to stitch.


Download : Victorian card.pdf

Russian eagle

 

The Russian coat of arm.


Download : Double headed eagle.pdf

I don't do mornings


A cute little lazy kitty for you to stitch + a little wise word sampler.


Download : I don't do mornings.pdf

Autism awareness ribbon


Use this chart to make cards, bookmarks, pin cushions etc...


Download :Autism awarness.pdf 

Cross stitch envelope


Pattern for a floral envelope, the flowers are from an old hand painted berlin woolwork chart.

  

Download :Envelope.pdf

Valentine 2009


Make a valentine card from an original hand painted Berlin woolwork chart


Download :Valentine 2009.pdf

Berlin woolwork


Little sampler composed from fragments of hand painted Berlin woolwork charts.

 ( Circa 1850-1860 )


Download :parrot and border.pdf

Beautiful crochet rose tutorial


These roses are really easy to make, a wonderful way to use up leftover yarn.


Download :rose tutorial.pdf

Autism awareness pamphlet



As a mother of 2 children with autism it is often tiresome to have to give the full explanatory speech to everyone you meet. So I put together some basic information into an A4 size pamphlet that can be printed and given away to people we meet.


You are welcome to print it, add your favorite website link, or personalise it as needed.


If you have any comments, suggestions or would like to translate it, just contact me.

Download in English : Autism awareness pamphlet.pdf

Download in  French : L'autisme.pdf

Hardanger centerpiece from 1909


Hardanger doily from the 1909, April edition of " The modern Priscilla "


Download :Hardanger centerpiece.pdf

French calendar


This  pattern was re-charted  from an old French lacis book.


It's perfect for cross stitch, bead, tapestry or filet crochet.


Download :  calendrier.pdf

Little ducks


This little chart was originally made with HAMA beads by my sister, but it can also make a quick stitch project for cross stitch.


Download :little ducks.pdf