It is the middle of the summer and it has been blisteringly hot in Southern California. Since it’s too hot to actually be outside enjoying all that California has to offer, I created this new 70s retro style “Dude” cross-stitch pattern to give me those California vibes while indoors and blasting my AC.
I’m really digging the clean and colorful lines and curves of that specific 70s retro style lately and I knew I wanted to try it out in cross-stitch form. It turned out pretty great, right?! I have a few more ideas for some future patterns in the same style so stay-tuned for those.
The pattern took me about a month to stitch but that is only because I was using it primarily as my Virtual Craft Night project and so I was only working on it a few hours a week. If you were to work consistently, this dude could be stitched and completed within a week.
- Retro Dude Cross Stitch Pattern (for sale on my etsy!)
- 6 inch wooden embroidery hoop
- white size 14 aida fabric
- size 24 tapestry needle
Hope this little guy brings you as much nostalgic joy as it brings me! He is currently posted up near the record player in our living room 🙂