Malkia is Swahili for "queen", a fitting name for this little 3D cross stitched queen of beasts. Her coat is fully cross stitched and her tail tip is also made of embroidery floss applied with a turkey work stitch. Her mate, Mfalme is also available in my shop. She is prepared to stalk her way into your home and heart, and to show off your stitching skills.

Most lioness dolls are in one way or another inaccurate.  I have tried to solve that problem with this little "big cat".  Her markings and eyes are what you will see on an actual lioness. And what feline would be complete without paw pads? Plus if desired, you can make her tail poseable. Who says that cross stitch is only good for flat things?  Now you can stitch a doll using cross stitch for the details.

3D cross stitch isn't as difficult as you may think. It is stitched flat, like a normal piece but as a bunch of small pieces. This animal is stitched as 19 pieces which are then cut out and hand sewn together.  Full assembly directions with illustrations are included.

The pattern was hand designed by a professional artist/crafts person. Finished size is approximately 8" tall x 11" long from nose tip to back of tail when worked on 14 count fabric.  He is composed of 13 colors.


Each pattern contains:

* Color picture of the finished pattern pieces
* Pattern in black and white symbols on several pages
* Floss list in your choice of DMC, Anchor or Madeira
(if DMC is NOT wanted, specify preference when ordering)
* Full stitch count
* Floss use yardage
* Directions with photos of how to assemble the animal

Design contains some fractional stitches and backstitches, appropriate for an intermediate stitcher. Pattern may be worked on different count fabric which will result in a different sized finished product.

Pattern will be emailed as a PDF within 24 hours after receipt of cleared payment.

All cross stitch patterns are copyright Robin Hobbs and are for personal use only. Reselling or redistributing patterns in any way is prohibited, unless given written permission by designer. Although, one finished work from my patterns are yours to do with as you please.

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Malkia the African Lioness Doll 3D Cross Stitch Animal Sewing Pattern PDF

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