Celebrating The Season With A Halloween Needlepoint Ornament

Once I started stitching my fall collection samples, I knew I wanted to experiment with colours celebrating Halloween for at least one of the samples – black, orange and purple! The result was this spooky Halloween needlepoint ornament.

The sample is a variation of Merry & Bright, one of the Courtly Checks designs featured in the July/August issue of Needlepoint Now.  I say a “variation” as by now most of you likely know I like to switch things up when I’m stitching. 

How I stitched This Halloween Needlepoint Ornament

I started this sample with Colour #77.  It is a blend of golden brown, golden yellow and ORANGE!  When I dye my collections I like to include one colour combination that will work well with several of the colours in the collection. Colour #77 works equally well with either colours #74 OR #75 (both new in the collection) BUT it looks great with purple so it seemed the natural choice for this one!

I’ve opted for orange and purple checks in one of the borders versus the black and white in the original.  Then I enlarged the black and white check squares and stitched a very small waffle in purple in the centre.  Finally, for fun, I added some metallic!

What colours will you need

You will require five colours of size 5 perle cotton, one skein of each is sufficient

Remember to pick up your copy of Needlepoint Now for the Courtly Checks pattern.  It’s available in the July/August 2021 issue. 

Hopefully, this will get you in the spirit of Halloween.  BOO!

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