Freebie Friday – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Krampus

Krampus Pattern by Bella Stitchery

Happy Friday! Every week I post a free pattern download. They’re available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.

For those of you not in the know, the Krampus is a hideous anti-Santa from the old Germanic tradition. Kids misbehaving? Don’t threaten them with a boring old lump of coal; threaten them with a manacled, goat-faced demon who sneaks in at night and whips them with birch branches!

(Because Germany)

Even more (hilariously) messed up, young men have been known to dress up as the Krampus on December 5th (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.

(Because that’s what you want to see when you open an envelope on Christmas eve, right?)

This piece is 224×311 stitches, or approximately 12.5×17 inches on an 18 count fabric.

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

P.S. Did you miss this Friday freebie? Not to worry – you can download a copy right now from my Etsy shop here! 🙂

Spoooooktacular Cross-Stitch

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
               Only this and nothing more.”

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

Fall is a great time of year to decorate, and Halloween is filled with lots of spooooky, creepy options. Some of my favorite cross-stitch patterns are of Halloween. It can be anything from gothic, Vintage and retro to modern and colorful.

The pattern above is my newest creation, lovingly called Halloween Library, and it can be downloaded here.

Here are some more of my favorite Halloween patterns, all of which can be found at my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop:

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween  Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween  Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern