This charming little cherub is a
traditional French design which I have seen on many old pieces of needlework
over the years, either as a piece of filet crochet, or as a motif on an old lace
curtain. I have adapted it here to create a cute little cushion with a lace
We offer two
options for stitching this cushion-
Colours - as above, a simple but stylish treatment of the design
using one colour for the design and one for the background.
Colours - as with the Single
Rose Cushion it would be possible to create a layered effect by the use
of one colour for the design (here it is cream) plus 3 shades another colour for
the background, to create the effect of a lace mat resting on a darker
background. In the download below we include charts
and instructions for stitching both the two colour and four colour versions.
cushion has been worked on 10 count fabric canvas in cross stitch for the main
design and tent stitch for the background. Both stitches are explained in the
The central panel
measures approximately 8 inches (20cm) square and we have added a plain border
to make the cushion 10.5 inches (27cm) square.
would also be possible to make this cushion into a large pincushion, or a
charming 'ring cushion' for weddings by not stitching the plain border and by
folding over the 'lace' part of the design to form the sides of the cushion. As
a wedding cushion I would also remove the fruit from the bowl and replace them
with the initials of the happy couple, to make a lovely keepsake of the day.
Full instructions and a chart to
copy are all included in the download.
This design has also been adapted
to make the Kneeling Cherub Panel for
a Clippy bag. If you wish to purchase both at the same time they are available
at a discount price below.
NPC6: Kneeling Cherub Lace Cushion Charts Download
NPC21: Kneeling Cherub Cushion and Panel Charts Download