Miniature Needlework Charts for Cross Stitch or Needlepoint

This list of easy miniature needlework charts contains small projects suitable for a dolls house, or for use as repeated patterns or section larger needlework designs. The charts are in color, with lists of DMC cotton colors used. Various canvas counts are used, from 18 HPI to 42HPI Silk Gauze.

  • 01 of 08

    General Information on Needlework and Cross Stitch

    Miniature geranium plant in petit point stitched on silk gauze for use as a dollhouse cushion front.
    Geranium plant stitched on 42HPI Silk Gauze for a Dollhouse miniature cushion. Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    There are several articles to help you with miniature needlework projects

  • 02 of 08

    Finishing Ideas for Miniature Needlework

    A miniature needlework cushion with a finished trim of twisted cord in dollhouse scale.
    Miniature twisted cord made from three colors of embroidery thread trims a dollhouse scale cushion. Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    • Make a Miniature Cushion or Needle Holder From a Needlework Scrap
    • Make Twisted Cord to Finish a Miniature Pillow or upholstery
    • Block Needlepoint
  • 03 of 08

    Traditional Floral Needlepoint Designs

    Petit point bouquet of roses with lily of the valley, tied with a bow.
    Traditional petit point rose and lily of the valley bouquet tied with a bow, worked on 42 count silk gauze for dolls house upholstery or cushions. The design is roughly 3/4 inch in size and can be used for a traditional petit point brooch as well. Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    These traditional designs can be used for dolls house cushions, upholstery, firescreens or as petit point subjects for brooches or framed needlework. All can be worked in a variety of sizes and scales. Check the dimensions of the design and work it on a fabric suitable for your scale purpose.

    • Traditional Rose and Lily of the Valley Bouquet Tied with Ribbon - 33 x 36 stitches.
    • Vintage Floral Design - From Cheryl Fall on Needlepoint.about.com. 49 x 50 stitches (design area only).

     

  • 04 of 08

    Small Scale Floral Needlepoint Designs

    43 x 43 stitch petite point design of rambling roses, suitable for a dolls house cushion.
    Petite point or needlepoint miniature example of the rambling rose design suitable for dolls house scale. This design can also be working in cross stitch. Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These floral designs have been created especially for dolls house scale miniatures, but can be used for all types of miniature needlework.

    • Miniature Foxglove Chart
    • Miniature Sunflower Chart
    • Miniature Rambling Rose Chart
    • Miniature Geranium Chart
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  • 05 of 08

    Small Animal Needlepoint / Petitpoint Designs

    Miniature lamb in petit point and french knots worked on 32 count lavender linen.
    Miniature lamb worked in petitpoint and French knots on lavender linen. This little lamb is suitable for a dolls house cushion. Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    All of these charts can be worked in needlepoint, petitpoint or cross stitch. Most are close to 40 stitches square, and make up into dollhouse miniature pillows stitched on 32 count linen. These designs co-ordinate with the printable nursery wallpapers.

    Miniature Lamb Needlework chart for needlepoint, cross stitch, or a combination with French knots.

    Miniature Piglet Needlework chart

    Miniature Rabbits Needlework chart.

  • 06 of 08

    Small Geometric Needlepoint and Cross Stitch Designs

    Finished cross stitch of Bunnies Squared pattern in two colors.
    Stitched Model of Bunnies Squared Pattern. Photo and Design © Connie G. Thomas
  • 07 of 08

    Seasonal Needlepoint Designs

    A two inch petitpoint jack o lantern design suitable for a fashion doll or a decoration.
    This two inch needlework Jack o lantern or pumpkin pattern will make a cross stitch or petitpoint cushion for a fashion doll. Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    • Miniature Pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Ornaments, Trees and a Snowman

    These seasonal designs are small enough to work on dollhouse cushions or other accessories.

     

  • 08 of 08

    Miniature Christmas Stockings

    A finished petite point Christmas stocking with a
    A finished petite point Christmas stocking in 1:12 scale shown hanging from the hand of a dolls house doll. Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These simple designs for miniature Christmas stockings have three traditional motifs. As shown, the stockings are worked over 42 HPI silk gauze, to make them the correct scale for a 1:12 scale dolls house. Worked on larger canvas, the stockings can be used for Christmas tree decorations or to decorate packages. All the designs are suitable for a beginner.

    • Charts for a Cabin in the Woods, Leaping Reindeer, or Noel with Holly Stocking