Here’s a nice little cross pattern that can be used for all kinds of ecclesiastical hand embroidery applications.
The design is suitable for embroidery on a stole, for the top of a linen pall, for a book cover, on a baptismal gown, for First Communion gifts – really for any place where you’d like to embroider a cross. Any type of interpretation would work – you could use colored silk and gold, white-on-white, black-on-white, colored cotton threads, and so forth. You could just outline the pattern, or you could fill different parts, either with solid color, or shading. So many possibilities!
Here’s a PDF of the pattern. It will print at about 6″ square.
Interested in more church patterns? Check out Church Patterns: Book One – a collection of over 120 patterns suitable for church embroidery, and also for other arts & crafts endeavors (appliqué, paper crafts, painting – you name it!).