St. John Finnish Symbol Looped Cross Nordic Viking Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern

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Counted cross stitch pattern of an ancient Norse or Finnish symbol commonly called the looped cross or St. John's cross (Janne's Cross in Finland). In Finland, the symbol was painted or carved on houses and barns, and domestic utensils such as tableware, to protect them and their owners from evil spirits and bad luck. The oldest surviving example is a pair of 1000-year-old (Finnish pre-Christian period) wooden skis decorated with the symbol.

In modern times, the symbol is commonly found in Ukraine, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as an indicator of locations of cultural interest, beginning in Finland in the 1950s and spreading to the other Nordic countriesin the 1960s

Made in full cross stitches. No backstitching, if you would like to add some of your own you could.

Can be worked on aida cloth, linen, or any even weave or open weave fabric.

Floss: DMC colors

Fabric: 14 count, background is left unstitched so use the fabric color of your choice as your background color.

Stitch count: 138 x 136 stitches

Design area for 14 count: 9.86" x 9.71"

Colors: 1, the chart shows it in black, but you can use any color you like to fit your decor.

Finished size will vary depending on the number of threads per inch in the fabric you are using. As a general rule of thumb, the more colors used, the more complicated the pattern will be. All patterns can easily be converted to other count cloths, all that will change is the finished size. Allow as much extra fabric for border as you would like for patterns with the background left unstitched.

Chart will print out in multiple sheets with 8 stitches per inch for easy viewing.

Pattern only. No fabric or floss are included in this listing.

Pattern will arrive in PDF format. You can access the file easily from your computer and print it out when needed.

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