Mfalme is Swahili for "king" and Malkia is Swahili for "queen", fitting names for this pair of little 3D cross stitched king and queen of beasts. Their coats are fully cross stitched and his mane and their tail tips are also made of embroidery floss applied with a turkey work stitch. They is prepared to stalk their way into your home and heart, and to show off your stitching skills.

Most lion dolls are in one way or another inaccurate.  I have tried to solve that problem with these little "big cats".  Their markings and eyes are what you will see on actual lions. And what feline would be complete without paw pads? Plus if desired, you can make their tails poseable. Who says that cross stitch is only good for flat things?  Now you can stitch dolls 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 of each is approximately 8" tall x 11" long from nose tip to back of tail when worked on 14 count fabric.  They are each 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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Mfalme and Malkia the African Lions Dolls 3D Cross Stitch Animals Sewing Pattern PDF

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