This cute little poodle playing
with a ball originated as a filet lace design charted in a French needlework
magazine from the 1920's.
adapted the design to make two different charts - A Single Poodle and A
Pair of Poodles. You can purchase each chart singly, or the pair of
charts at a discount price.
Each designs fits a Clippy
Cover Girl bag pocket and you could make one for each side of the bag.
Alternatively they would make a charming pair of cushions.
particular Single Poodle design is worked on a 7 Count canvas in cross stitch, which
gives a slightly 3 dimensional appearance. This stitch is explained in the
you are going to make this design for a Clippy bag there is no need to stitch
the background, so this design is very quick to make. I left the background unstitched and
inserted some bright spotted felt (from a craft shop) and added some pretty
can see from the image the canvas shows through to give a textured effect, with
the material being slightly reduced in colour by the canvas.
could change the background to a plain colour or a floral or gingham material. I
also think that the poodle could be accessorized further with a diamante button
for an eye and maybe a sparkly collar!
can download the chart to work this design by clicking on the link below. The
chart comes with instructions for working the design and making it in the correct
size to fit the Clippy bag sleeve.
very simple design is suitable for complete beginners who have never tried needlepoint
NPC 9: A Single Poodle Chart Download
NPC19: A Single Poodle and Pair of Poodles Charts Download