“…Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends…”
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Sorting Hat’s Song
Chapter 7 page 118
This Slytherin House Crest pattern is the first of the four house patterns. You can check out the Gryffindor pattern here,the Ravenclaw pattern here, and the Hufflepuff pattern here. This is also the first cross stitch pattern on this blog.
The size of canvas/cloth you use will determine how large the final project is. I used size 10 plastic canvas and did the entire crest in half cross stitches. The size canvas/cloth you use will also determine how many threads you will need to use. I had to use 12 threads on the size 10 plastic canvas, but you may only need to use 2 threads on size 18 aida cloth (please do a test first to make sure you get the desired result). My finished project, using the size 10 canvas, was 10 1/2″ by 12″.
There are three downloads below. The first is the instructions which has the key for the symbols. The second, useful to those who are used to plastic canvas work and not cross stitch, is just the white stitches. I did this for those plastic canvas lovers so they would have a jumping off point. The third download is the full pattern.