Steotch Watch: Patterns 2 from around the web

You guys are, like, the Michael Jordan of guessing wrong.  Pattern 3 will probably clear some things up.   #steotchalong pattern #2: complete (yesterday, but I forgot to upload the pic). cc: @steotch pic.twitter.com/rhjoDFVqDX — Caroline (@ct6numbers) June 24, 2014 progressing on pattern 2 of the #steotchalong @steotch while the drama of #USAvsPortugal unfolds pic.twitter.com/9hWL9KxGxV — Heather M Fancy (@fancySec) June 22, 2014 Pattern 2 of the @steotch #steotchalong pic.twitter.com/TiATf2pKPh — Morag H (@miss_mvh) June 22, 2014 Progress pic for the @steotch #steotchalong pattern 2! pic.twitter.com/PaohQugwpJ — Neff (@Neffectual) June 21, 2014 DANG!! I’m off by a stitch in each direction on the left border edge (lower left). #steotchalong Not ripping it out. pic.twitter.com/CGf4tpP0aI — Krissi’s Art Studio (@krissisandvik) June 24, 2014 Pattern 3 coming your way tomorrow…

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A Quick Note Before We Begin

It’s Steotchalong Eve Eve. In the last few days, we’ve received notes from stitchers around the world preparing their stashes for what’s to come (such pressure, very anxiety). And, by the way, if you haven’t added your name to the roll call you should get on that. Some of you are already asking for hints, which is cute. We won’t get into the business of acknowledging your guesses until we’re well into this thing and everyone’s pretty much figured out what you’re stitching (and by the way – you’ll all THINK you’ve got it totally figured out pretty quickly, but don’t be so sure until the last day). You’re going to have to trust us on this one. But allow us to say one thing quickly about the content of this piece. Some of you have made comments to the effect of how you just found Steotch because of the stitch-along. That’s great! Welcome! If you’re new here, PLEASE take a moment to familiarize yourself with our portfolio – while we won’t say what this pattern will be, you can safely assume it will be in the spirit of the rest of our, uh, oeuvre. It might contain themes that are more mature or snarky than you might expect from cross stitch. It also might just be a really stupid joke. It might be both. Guys, let’s just be safe and assume it’s both. We’ll post an official discussion thread (ha!) for each pattern, so you can tawk amongst yourselves while...

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Welcome to #Steotchalong 2: The Resteotchalongening

It is time. Welcome to the internet’s biggest cross-stitch-along event (I guess?).  The #Steotchalong is a simple concept: we will post a series of 8 cross stitch patterns – each one will reveal a little bit more of the final pattern.  You won’t know what you’re stitching until you’ve devoted too much time to stop.  We’ve set up a forum where you can share your guesses as to the final content, ask questions, show off your work, trash talk, disclose state secrets, or whatever. Last year we had a healthy discussion going on our Facebook page, and that’s cool too.  A big reason we do this is to help build up the community of internet cross-stitchers, so we hope you’ll dive in and engage. Things to know: Last year, some people mentioned that they had begun the stitchalong but wimped out once we got into the more difficult parts of the rather complicated face that was the center of that pattern.  Okay, they didn’t say they wimped out, but that’s what happened.  Other people just fell way behind.  This year’s pattern has been designed to be more fast and beginner-friendly.  For advanced stitchers, there’s enough design here to keep it interesting and fun – but noobz will still be able to (easily, we think) stitch along and keep pace. Like last year, there will be a “Choose Your Own Adventure” element to the final design.  You can personalize the final piece in a number of ways. The pattern contains cross stitches, backstitches,...

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Contact Us

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Freebie Stitcher’s Delight Pattern

Who wants the Stitcher’s Delight pattern?  If our inbox over the past few years is any indication, a lot of you. It’s a simple stitch, but it’s been to the very top of Reddit twice, been adapted and altered by other stitchers who disagree with our (authoritative) choice of “Hibby” over “Hippy” and other variants of the original lyrics, and remixed by designers in other media. (Ever wondered where the original sampler colors came from?) The pattern’s super simple – but if you want the download, here you go.

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