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An intricate central stylized cross is outlined with a lovely border featuring checkerboard detailing and two cross motifs. The central cross employs backstitches to add intricacy and interest. Worked in the traditional bright red, this design is shown worked as for a Pascha (Easter) basket cover, a tradition in Orthodox Christian lands in which families bring a basket of celebratory foods to be blessed and shared following the midnight Resurrection service. Pascha basket covers are treasured heirlooms in many families and this beautiful design is lovely worked for your family or as a gift.


Finished size (exclusive of finishing): 13x13”

Stitch count: 197 x 197/8760 sts/1028 backstitches


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--fabric (see note below), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


A note about fabric: the photos show the design stitched on Legacy Linen 30ct Swan Feather, but I'm offering two fabric options. The Mikini 30 ct is 100% mercerized cotton in white and the Greek linen 30ct is 100% linen in white.

Pascha Basket cover 2022 cross stitch kit or pattern