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Index of Free Candlewicking Patterns

Designs © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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Candlewicking Embroidery is a traditional embroidery style based on the colonial knot. Other hand embroidery stitches are also incorporated. Learn how to get started with Candlewicking patterns in Candlewicking Basics. These charts would also work well for tin punch or beading projects.

1. Alphabet Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Use the free Alphabet Candlewicking pattern to chart your monogram, create a saying, or for a Candlewicking sampler. Make a pillow for your child's bed using his or her name and one of the many free motifs on this list of free Candlewicking patterns.

2. Boo Ghost Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Enlarge or reduce the pattern as you like to create a gaggle of ghosts for your Halloween decor. It would be really cool to use glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss to stitch the design and add it to a wreath for your front door - Creepy!

3. Border Three Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Use this border in a sampler or on the edge of a pillow or tote bag. Use a variegated floss for an interesting effect, if you like.

4. Butterfly Candlewicking Pattern

Photo © sewmom
A butterfly to flutter on a little girl's dress, tote bag or use in a sampler design. This sweet motif will look great wherever you choose to apply it.

Stitched Model of Free Candlewick Butterfly Pattern

5. Candlewicking Trio Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
A geometric motif to use to dress up the back of a jacket, on a pillow, or as a wall-hanging. Stitch the central motif alone or use the border for another project.

6. Christmas Tree Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Make an ornament or add the design to a sweater for a special Christmas gift. Use beads or other embellishments to decorate the tree for a unique design.

7. Concentric Squares Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Perfect for a beginner who wants to practice, this pattern may be stitched as is or repeated for a border. Create an diamond ornament by finishing and hanging the design on point.

8. Cross Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
A very simple cross motif for a beginner to Candlewicking. Make an ornament for a Christmas tree, add it to a wreath for Easter, or decorate a purchased Bible cover for a special gift.

9. Diamond Border Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
Another simple border pattern for use in a sampler or on the edge of a pillow or tote bag.

10. Diamond Candlewicking Pattern

Design © Connie G. Barwick
This pattern is great for experimentation with different techniques. Use more strands of floss for the outer diamond motif and fewer strands for the inner "x" designs for a more textured effect.

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