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Laurel leaves, known as “daphni” in Greek, are a common artistic motif throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and symbolize victory and triumph. This pattern reimagines this classical element in a fresh and modern way, turning it into a geometric double border worked in calming tones of blues and greens.  An easy repeating pattern that can be adapted to any size desired, from rectangular runners to square cushion covers, it can also be worked in any three-color palette of your choosing.


Finished size: 11x11” exclusive of hem/13x13” finished

Stitch count: 162 x 162 sts

Total stitches: 7788


A note about the fabric: I stitched the sample in the photos on Legacy Dower Linen 30ct. That fabric has been discontinued so the fabric that comes with the kit is our Greek linen 30 ct in Porcelain (white) as that is the closest color match to the original sample.


Also available as download pattern on the Download page

Daphni cross stitch kit or pattern


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