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Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Letter K


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Here’s the next free monogram for hand embroidery… the letter K. At this rate, it should only take about ten forevers to finish one monogram alphabet! I may have to find a different approach! Be that as it may, in the meantime, I hope you are enjoying these particular embroidery designs!

In the previous articles featuring these free embroidery monograms, I’ve gone on at some length about techniques, so if you haven’t read those, you might want to check out the posts on the letters A, C, G, and M. You can also visit my Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery, which you’ll find listed on my embroidery patterns page.

Without further ado, here’s the K:

I tried cleaning this one up a little differently, scanning it first as a bmp, then cleaning it up and saving it as a gif. The others I worked on as jpgs, which allowed me a little more leeway in smoothing up the lines and filling in the gaps. I may have to go back to jpgs for the clean up…

But, whatever the case, enjoy the monograms!!

Favorite Monograms – PDF Collection

You’ll find this complete alphabet – along with 15 other decorative alphabets – all in one place in Favorite Monograms, a downloadable PDF collection of 16 monogram alphabets perfect for hand embroidery and other crafts.

Favorite Monograms for Hand Embroidery and Other Crafts

In the photo above, you can see samples of each alphabet available in Favorite Monograms.

Each letter in each alphabet in Favorite Monograms has been carefully traced into a clean line drawing that can be easily enlarged or reduced on a home printer or a photocopier.

The 16-alphabet collection is delivered as via a download link to your inbox shortly after purchase, so that you can begin creating right away! Priced at less than $1.00 per complete alphabet, monogram lovers can’t go wrong with this collection!

Favorite Monograms is available in my shop, here.


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  1. Is there a &-sign that comes with the letters, or does one have to improvise? I was thinking of engagement (or knowing me, they’ll be wedding) presents.

    Is it acceptable to use the bride & groom’s first initials to monogram towels, linens etc., or does one use the bride’s initials? The groom being my brother I would feel weird using only the bride’s initials, although traditionally linens and such were what the bride brought into the marriage. (And the amount and quality of the linens showed how rich and worthy the bride was.) Luckily we live in the 21st Century.

  2. Often, what you see on bride and groom monograms is three initials – the initial of the married couple’s last name in the middle, with the bride’s initial of her first name on the left and the groom’s initial of his first name on the right. Usually, the middle initial is bigger, and the two on the side are smaller.

    I’ve also seen linens for weddings with just the bride’s initials – the initial of the couple’s last name, and her initials (first name on the left and middle name on the right).

    They usually entwine the letters a bit, too, crossing them over and under to make one design out of all three letters.

    Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks! Now I have to find out if the bride is keeping her own last name… And if the wedding is in the next few years. Maybe I’ll just stick to monograming my own towels. 🙂

  4. Hello Mary

    I am so pleased to discover your website, it is so helpful and educational.

    The monogram for hand embroidery: letter K is what I would like to make as a gift. I have printed the pattern out and traced it on a fabric. My intention was to do the outline stitch followed by the padded satin stitch on the letter K. But before I start with the stitching, I thought it is a good idea to check with the expert. Do you think that it is a good stitch to work with on this particular project? The height of the K is approximately 5inch and the complete project will be framed in the hoop itself and hang it in a young girl’s room.

    Thank you Mary.


  5. Mary,
    I’m trying to do a simple monogram and year on a paper white christening gown in my family. Both of my children worn the gown & now I have a new granddaughter that is going to use it. I am a beginner but wanted to make a special but simple pattern to use. I thought I would use only white for both or light pink for girls & light blue for boys. I can’t find s simple pattern that I thinking I will be able to do. Any suggestions?
    Judy Lucius

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