On a whim, I decided I wanted to stitch a lemon pattern. It’s inspired by the wallpaper in a bakery that I thought was just the cutest! This is a free stitch along that I’ll be going through step by step. If you’d like the pdf pattern, you can download it here!
I used a 5 inch embroidery hoop and off white linen for this project. I used a few different shades of yellow and orange for the lemons and a cool green for the leaves. For the stencil, I traced it on with a water soluble fabric marker.
To create a few different textures, I used a back stitch, chain stitch, and split stitch for the lemons.
For the leaves, I used a herringbone stitch. When stitching the chain stitch, I staggered the stitches.
This project was really fun, and it uses fairly easy stitches. I hope you enjoy the pattern! If you’d like to share your finished project tag me on instagram @crewelghoul and use the hashtag #CGembroidery
This pattern is just one of many free hand embroidery patterns available.
Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.