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The Grinning Specter Cross Stitch Pattern

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Regular and Large print chart included

Includes 5 finished sizes

Digital or Book format available

PatternKeeper compatible

The Grinning Specter Amazon Paperback Book

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Introducing our captivating cross stitch pattern, "The Grinning Specter." This exquisite design pays homage to the mysterious allure of the afterlife. Our skeletal figure, adorned with a malevolent grin and dressed in elegantly deteriorated attire – a weathered shirt, disheveled bow tie, and decaying jacket – exudes a captivating sense of dark sophistication. Topping off this macabre ensemble is a towering top hat adorned with withered, long-forgotten flowers. Set against a mesmerizing backdrop of swirling oranges, shimmering golds, muted grays, and deep browns, "The Grinning Specter" invites you to explore the enigmatic beauty of the beyond.

Whether you're a seasoned cross-stitch enthusiast or a newcomer to the craft, "The Grinning Specter" presents a bewitching challenge suitable for all skill levels. This pattern invites you to embark on a stitching journey into the realms of the mysterious and the macabre. Transform your needlework into a piece of darkly enchanting art that will captivate and chill those who behold it. Discover the allure of the afterlife and the timeless elegance of the departed with "The Grinning Specter." Add it to your collection today and let your creative spirit dance with the shadows as you bring this captivating design to life, one stitch at a time.

  • Each chart is available in two formats - regular and large print. Once you make your purchase you will have access to both.

  • Five finished pattern sizes are included. Once you make your purchase you will have access to all 5.

  • Available for immediate download in pdf format.

  • Advanced cross stitch instructions and a floss amount conversion chart are included in the pattern.

  • We use full stitches only, no half or quarter stitches, no backstitching.

  • We guarantee our charts 100%. If you are not happy with your purchase please send us a message.

This chart is a Digital Download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program, to read and print out the file. If you don't have Acrobat Reader CLICK HERE to download. After your purchase is complete you will receive an e-mail with instructions to download your file. You will also have access to the download file when you are logged into your Serenity Stitchworks account.

Level of Difficulty:

Finished Design Sizes:

X-Small Pattern:


209w x 288h stitches

14 count: 14.93 x 20.57 inches - 379mm x 523mm
18 count: 11.61 x 16.00 inches - 295mm x 406mm
20 count: 10.45 x 14.40 inches - 265mm x 366mm
22 count: 9.50 x 13.09 inches - 241mm x 333mm
Number of floss colors in the design: 57 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors

Small Pattern:


236w x 324h stitches

14 count: 16.86 x 23.14 inches - 428mm x 588mm
18 count: 13.11 x 18.00 inches - 333mm x 457mm
20 count: 11.80 x 16.20 inches - 300mm x 411mm
22 count: 10.73 x 14.73 inches - 272mm x 374mm
Number of floss colors in the design: 75 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors

Medium Pattern:


262w x 360h stitches

14 count: 18.71 x 25.71 inches - 475mm x 653mm
18 count: 14.56 x 20.00 inches - 370mm x 508mm
20 count: 13.10 x 18.00 inches - 333mm x 457mm
22 count: 11.91 x 16.36 inches - 302mm x 416mm
Number of floss colors in the design: 93 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors

Large Pattern:


314w x 432h stitches

14 count: 22.43 x 30.86 inches - 570mm x 784mm
18 count: 17.44 x 24.00 inches - 443mm x 610mm
20 count: 15.70 x 21.60 inches - 399mm x 549mm
22 count: 14.27 x 19.64 inches - 363mm x 499mm
Number of floss colors in the design: 93 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors

X-Large Pattern:


340w x 468h stitches

14 count: 24.29 x 33.43 inches - 617mm x 849mm
18 count: 18.89 x 26.00 inches - 480mm x 660mm
20 count: 17.00 x 23.40 inches - 432mm x 594mm
22 count: 15.45 x 21.27 inches - 393mm x 540mm
Number of floss colors in the design: 92 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors.

Fabric size necessary for design:
Add six inches to both length and width (3" on each side)