Our Queen’s Guard cross stitch pattern is quick and easy to stitch and has seven colors.
Created on 16 count white Aida, and measuring 30 x 70 stitches, this traditionally British pattern would look fantastic as a picture for a young boy’s bedroom if you stitched several of the soldiers in a line.
Our Queen’s Guard cross stitch pattern features all the elements of traditional British military dress, from the highly polished black boots and smart trousers, to the bright red jacket with its bearskin hat, often referred to incorrectly as a busby, which is a smaller hat. The picture is completed by the rifle the soldier is holding in his right hand.
The way to tell which regiment a soldier is from when they are all wearing red jackets is that the buttons are the clue. They are grouped in different numbers for different regiments. So the Grenadier Guards have single buttons, the Coldstream Guards have theirs in pairs, the Scots Guards in threes, the Irish Guards in fours and the Welsh Guards in groups of five.
Guardsmen wear bearskins from Canadian bears which have been culled for conservation reasons. These are then dyed black and with careful handling – and limited use on state occasions – they can last for 50 years.
This design is one of our popular British range. Others include the Union Flag, traditional red telephone box and the old fashioned blue police box, much loved by people across the world in its other role as a Tardis.
The Queen’s Guard cross stitch pattern is from our British range
We’ve used white Aida for the Queen’s Guard cross stitch pattern, but you could use navy blue if you prefer and then outline the figure in white or perhaps in a colored glitter thread.
We are adding to our specialist ranges, including our British designs, all the time so do come back and see what’s new.