Orenco Originals for the Artful Needleworker !



Free Orenco Originals Scandinavian DALA HORSE Charts

This Scandinavian Dala Horse is a free Digital Download in PDF form so you can print it yourself!

Pattern Info:

Quick stitch uses 2 DMC Colors, but you can choose any floss colors you want from your stash!

3 sizes all for 14 Grid/Count:

  • 14 inches (196 stitches) by 14 inches (196 stitches)

  • 10 inches (140 stitches) by 10 inches (140 stitches)

  • 8 inches (112 stitches) by 8 inches (112 stitches)



A Few thoughts on how you can personalize your Dala Horse Counted Cross Stitch Pattern:

  • Only stitch the horse itself and not the background.  The finished project will look like it is a raised embossed project.

  • Outline the horse by backstitching around the horse in a color one shade darker that the color you are stitching in. It will Pop!

  • The white designs within the horse add another strand of floss so that it is thicker than the horse this will add interest and texture to the finished project.

  • Stitch the white saddle or bridle part of the horse in a complimentary but contrasting color.

  • Outline the entire square picture with 2 or 3 row border or frame in  a complimentary color.