Hello DIY Candy! This is Sam from The Pretty Life Girls here with another fun DIY project for you! As you might know, I am going through a bit of a cross-stitch/embroidery phase right now, and when I saw this gray sweater on clearance for $6.50 the other day, I knew it would be perfect to embellish with cross stitch since it has a grid-patterned, chunky knit. So I got on Pinterest (of course), where I saw this adorable faux cross stitch sweatshirt, which was the perfect inspiration. Then I scoured the bajillions of cross stitch flowers until I found the perfect pattern – one that is easy to follow, doesn’t have too many colors, and is cuuuuute. Then I worked on it for a few evenings while my husband was engulfed in March Madness (anyone else a March Madness widow?).
I love how my DIY cross stitch sweater turned out!
Cross stitch pattern
Starting from the inside of the sweater and following the pattern (I just looked at the pattern instead of marking it on the sweater), stitch an X.
Happy stitching! And be sure to come visit my sister and me as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!