It’s almost a tongue-twister… Easter Cross Stitch Chick in Easter Egg pattern.
The sun is smiling and shining down brightly on our Easter Cross Stitch Chick as the blue sky heralds a warm and happy Easter. Our Easter Cross Stitch Chick is showing off his purple and blue eggs while standing on the grass in front of a wooden fence.
To create this design we’ve used 16 count Aida and 11 bright and cheerful colors from the DMC range which is available all over the world. When finished, you’ll be able to see the black single thread outline makes an egg!
On 16 count Aida the picture will measure 2.5 x 3.1ins so ideal to use as an Easter card for a friend or loved one, or simply pop it into a small frame for a lasting keepsake.
Easter chicks were used in pagan times because they signified fertility and new life and eventually Christians used the tradition to symbolise the resurrection.
Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, had religious significance as they were not eaten during Lent and were boiled to preserve them. Traditionally eggs were painted red and green and then decoration evolved to include other colours but the Ukrainians decorated eggs in pre-Christian times and there are some beautiful examples of this art form, called pysanky, on the internet if you’d like to know more about it.
EASTER CROSS STITCH CHICK A SYMBOL OF NEW LIFE
The custom of giving eggs as gifts at Easter celebrates new life as Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead so eggs reminded people that life could overcome death.
Giving children chocolate eggs is a relatively new tradition but one which is popular with adults too! In the past eggs have been carved from wood or made from sugar or marzipan. In the western world they are usually eaten on Easter Sunday and symbolise the ending of Lent, a time when Christians give up something they enjoy.
They often have a surprise inside them too. Often Easter eggs conceal packets of other sweets or goodies.
And talking of goodies, do take a look at our other Easter designs.