This XL Europe map cross stitch kit features a map of the European continent, with the borders around for each the countries. You can use it as a fun way to show where you’ve been. You can stitch the outlines and then fill the countries as you continue to travel.
The patttern will show the cross stitches you need to make for the country outlines. And you can then use your favorite embroidery stitches to fill the different countries.
You can fill the countries with different patterns, on this blog you’ll find 10 free filling cross stitch patterns.
Contents of the Europe map cross stitch kit:
- A full color print of the cross stitch pattern for the country outlines
- Our best embroidery tips in English and Dutch
- 2 blunt embroidery needles
- Dark blue DMC floss
- 17″ x 17″ (~42 x 42 cm) of Aida 18 fabric
Please note that the kit does not include a hoop. You can use a 12 inch hoop to frame your work.
A few remarks:
We’ve done our best to represent all the country outlines correctly. We realize that some borders are disputed between different states. Of course we don’t mean to offend anyone. We used google maps as our reference. As you might imagine this map is not detailed enough to show the smallest countries of the world e.g. the Vatican, San Marino and Andorra are not included
The pattern includes light blue stitches for the main seas, oceans and lakes. We’ve added those to help you distinguish the country map outlines. You don’t have to stitch them to get a beautiful result. But of course you can always choose to stitch them anyway. When you choose for the kit with 24 skeins we will include sufficient blue floss.
This pattern is at intermediate level as it is much larger than most of our other patterns. The stitches for the map outlines are really easy – it’s just the cross stitch. And then you can fill it with any other stitch you’re familiar with. The pattern does expect that you know how to stitch the cross stitch. We have included our best tips on embroidery.
We love to share our love for handmade work, but please be aware that this pattern is for personal use only. Please read our shop policies for more details. You can contact us to request information on wholesale or commercial use of our patterns.