Months of the year SAL: free 'July' cross stitch chart

24 June 2022
Enjoy a spot of summer stitching with this free 'July' cross stitch chart download as part of our 12-month stitch-a-long (SAL) with Susan Penny and Willow Fabrics...

Summer has well and truly arrived in part seven of our 12-month seasonal SAL courtesy of Susan Penny, featuring a picnic under a shaded tree, surrounded by pretty flowers and the buzz of bees. Stitch this as part of the SAL with all 12 months, or on its own as a standalone piece.

If you're following the stitch-a-long you'll carry on working on the same piece of fabric as you did for 'June', building up the months as you go to create one, long, striking design.

You will need

  • 'July' chart (download below)
  • Fabric – 14 count blue aida (15x18cm (6x7in) for individual design, OR carry on working on 100x20cm (39½x8in) if completing all 12 months on the same piece) 
  • 24 tapestry needle
  • Stranded cotton colours listed in the key (see PDF)
  • A hoop for individual months or frame for the complete 12 months 

Short of supplies? Cue Willow Fabrics!

'May' cross stitch design by Susan Penny

Download your free 'July' chart

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Look out for the 'August' instalment coming to the blog soon... Until then, don't miss your 'June' download or explore the blog for more free charts!