When I was a kid, I spent countless crisp afternoons rescuing wooly bear caterpillars from sunny dirt roads and blowing on dandelions in the fields of my grandma’s farm, dreaming of all of the wonderful and exciting places that each seed would go. Even as an adult, I find myself fascinated by the colorful transformations that happen as the weather gets cooler, even if I rarely take the time to stop and look around me. This dandelion iPhone case cross-stitch pattern is a nod to younger me, who still firmly believes that everything is filled with magic, and thinks that adult me is silly for not realizing it more often!
I designed this pattern as part of my review of the Lesse Design Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch Case for Craft Test Dummies. You can read the full review here: Craft Product Review: Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch iPhone Case by Leese Design
Want to stitch one of your own?
You can download a full PDF of the pattern here: Dandelion iPhone Case Template
**Please note that this pattern was designed for the Lesse Design Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch Case for iPhone 4 and 4S, which has a 33×69 grid.**
This is gorgeous! I love it! It's nice to look at in winter when summer feels so far away.
Thank you! It was really fun to stitch.
I love this so much! How well are you finding that these covers stand up to dirt and wear? This inside of my bag is not always a hospitable place – especially in Damp Umbrella Season. :-/
I think that the darker the case and the darker the stitches, the better. The cases are somewhat washable, and I haven't noticed too much change in floss color yet, but I always use creams, rusts, and silvers instead of straight white or bright yellows. That said, I did re-stitch the TARDIS on fabric and put it under a clear case, since I thought it would show dirt quickly.
Unrelated umbrella tip: I got into the habit of carrying a large gallon ziplock bag in my purse. It's reusable for months, and keeps my bag dry when I toss my umbrella in when I get on the subway.
so is it just cross stitch stuff under a clear case or are the cases specially made
The pattern was designed to be used with a special cross-stitch case. If you’re interested in making your own, there’s a link to the case that I used at the end of the post. (The company that makes the case is based in Asia, and I bought mine from Purl Soho instead of ordering it directly. If you’re in the USA, this might be a better option for you too: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8333-Leese-Design-iPhone-4-4S-Cross-Stitch-Case)