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Friday, 12 November 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On - Free Cross Stitch Pattern

On a bit of a tangent to my usual geekery, here's a freebie for any crafters who may have stumbled on my blog: a free (smaller sized) Keep Calm and Carry On cross stitch pattern (click the image to download in PDF format):

I designed it for a personal project using a combination of Color Pixel Wall and Photoshop (lots of screenshots followed by a jigsaw!) when I couldn't find a smaller-sized pattern available.

The typography is far from perfect, but I hoped to design something which will fit into a 7x5" frame and which wouldn't take too long to complete!

Feel free to download, email to your friends, post on your website or whatever you might like to do with it.

Based on the popular wartime poster, I designed the actual pattern square by square and it did take a while to compile, so I'd appreciate it if you don't pass it off as your own!

Download Keep Calm and Carry On cross stitch pattern

Any comments warmly welcomed =]

Amanda Kennedy / Author & Editor

Amanda Kennedy is a writer and content creator whose websites chronicle many interest areas. She is a lifelong learner who lives in the UK with her family.


  1. Nearly a year later I've stumbled across this and wanted to say thank-you. I will be doing this in cream lettering on a burgundy background. When finished I think I will frame it simply and hang it in the kitchen. Thank-you very much for the hard work in creating the chart, and the generosity of sharing it!

  2. Thank you for this pattern! I have been looking for this for a small book cover and it looks like this one could indeed fit the correct dimensions. It must have taken you a while to design it...

  3. Thank you soooo much! I cross stitched a book cover using your pattern!!

  4. Thank you it's really cute!!

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