October 21, 2011

Pirate Sampler

Do you recognize this Stitchin' Octopus? It is Feeling Stitchy's March stitch along Pattern! Robyn Enz has turned it into a cross stitch pattern. See how delicately our Octopus, wonderfully stitched in several shades of grey, has cross stitched some initials and the year it was made?

The Octopus, or rather Kraken, is part of an absolutely stunning and gorgeous Pirate sampler that Robyn has put together from different pattern sources, old and new.

Apparently these 'pirates' originally were a bunch of patriots on a 4th of July pattern. Obviously the 4th of July pattern didn't include swords, hooks and mugs...The whole sampler has these little additions and alterations to fit the Pirate Theme. I particularly love the seagulls with chips in their beaks. Do check out Robyn's photostream for more photos and descriptions of all the clever details.

P.s. Submissions to our Covered in Stitches contest are accepted until November 7th, don't forget to post yours in the Flickr Group!


  1. Wow that's awesome! I'm really into octopuses (octopi!) at the moment. I recently made this - a very simple octopus but very cute I think!

    Will have to give this one a go!

  2. omg, that is so incredibly awesome.
    i'm in awe!

  3. Samplers always draw my interest, this one is so unique, I love it!

  4. Love that sampler and the way she did the octopus.