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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Wheat


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Earlier this month, I shared a free hand embroidery pattern for stylized grapes with you.

Well, here’s a similar design, only this is for wheat. Both designs are the same size, and they’d make nice matching “tiles” for embroidery.

Wheat Hand Embroidery Pattern

Just like the grapes embroidery pattern, this wheat design has lots of possibilities – from whitework, to goldwork, to silk shading, or just simple surface embroidery on a kitchen towel.

Grapes and Wheat Embroidery Patterns

They can both be adapted to church embroidery projects as well. An alternating series of them could be spaced along the front of an altar frontal, for example.

Here’s the PDF printable for the wheat design:

Wheat Hand Embroidery Pattern (PDF)

The design prints at about 5″ tall, but you can enlarge or reduce it to suite your needs.

You can find a huge variety of free hand embroidery designs here on Needle ‘n Thread, for your stitching pleasure. Just click on the “Patterns” link in the top menu here on the website, and browse to your heart’s content!


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  1. Mrs. Corbet,
    I did that one day. Just browsed through all of your patterns and printed all the ones that I liked. It took a good amount of time. I like so many of them! 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Dear Mary

    A lovely wheat pattern and as you say lots of possibilities there, thanks for sharing this with us.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  3. Mary, I’m working on the grapes one right now 🙂
    I will be working on the wheat one next. Thank you so much for your site, for your lessons, for all of the free patterns 🙂 It really means a lot to me especially since I am unemployed.

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