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

28 April 2022
Don't miss your 'May' cross stitch chart download as part of our 12-month stitch-a-long (SAL) with Susan Penny and Willow Fabrics...

Ah, May – the birds are tweeting, the bees are buzzing and the flowers are blooming wherever you look. It's a beautiful time of year, just as part five of our 12-month seasonal SAL courtesy of Susan Penny shows! Stitch this as part of the SAL with all 12 months, or on its own as a standalone piece – the choice is yours!

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

You will need

  • 'May' 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 

Don't forget you can pick up all your stitching supplies from Willow Fabrics!

'May' cross stitch design by Susan Penny

 Download your free 'May' chart

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Look out for the 'June' instalment coming to the blog soon... Until then, go back to get your 'April' download or explore another SAL full of nature courtesy of Durene Jones.