Cross-Stitch Burlap Christmas Stockings
Martha's donkeys—named Rufus, Clive and Billie, respectively—receive these embroidered jute bags filled with apples, carrots, hay, and sugar cubes. The animals' silhouettes were cross-stitched on premade burlap stockings with wool-and-silk floss.
Photography: Paola + Murray
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
Print out cross-stitch pattern. Mark out on the stocking's cuff where your design will begin.
Split the embroidery floss to a single strand. Following the cross-stitch pattern, start at the left and sew a halfstitch (from bottom left to top right) across each row (as shown), counting out your stitches. Complete the cross-stitch by going back, left to right.