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Free punch needle embroidery pattern

Our gift for you: a free punch needle pattern suitable for beginners! Learn this fun embroidery technique and make something pretty for your loved ones.

This design is stitched with the 6 strands of floss from DMC embroidery floss.

The pink thread is color variantions mouline, and the different shades of the floss give the fluffy side more depth. This section is punched from the backside of the hoop, while all the other sections are punched from the top side of the hoop.

On this page you can download the transfer pattern and see the list of required materials. Find a tutorial with step by step instructions for how to punch needle here on our blog.

Punch Needle Embroidery design

What materials do I need for this punch needle project

Here’s the list of materials you need to create this blue fading punch needle design. But of course you are free to change all the colors. Perfect project to use any stash you might have laying around from your cross stitch projects.

1. The Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool

2. The 6 ply refill needle for the Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool

3. A 5 inch Embroidery Hoop

4. DMC Embroidery Floss

5. Punch Needle Fabric

6. Tracing Pencil

7. Embroidery scissors

Optional: Bias band or Fabric Straps

punch needle clover embroidery stitching tool

Download your transfer pattern

Here’s the link to your free PDF transfer pattern. If you print it on A4 paper the design can be used for a 5 inch embroidery hoop. Then follow the steps on the punch needle tutorial at our blog to transfer this pattern to your fabric.

This simple design is perfect for beginners to practice their skills.

Download the free sample pattern here

Your free punch needle pattern

Pro Tip for punching with DMC embroidery floss

To get nice loops in your punch needle project it is crucial that your thread flows freely through your needle. So apart from working with the right needle size, you should avoid your thread to get tangled in all kinds of ways.

DMC embroidery floss comes in strands of 8 meters and they are nicely packaged with two labels. A label with the DMC logo on the top, and another label with the floss number at the bottom. On both sides you will find a thread end. Our pro tip is to pull your floss from the bottom side, and to remove the labels. We learned that doing it this way your floss will not get tangled while punching.

How to pull DMC embroidery floss the right way
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