Purple Rainbow Hoop embroidery by Kelly Fletcher


  • 7-page downloadable digital PDF instructions with optional stick-and stitch pattern
  • 2 pieces of White Kona cotton, precut to 8 x 8 in./20cm
  • 1 crewel/embroidery needle, size 7 (choose nickel-free or high-polish)
  • 1 crewel/embroidery needle, size 9 (choose nickel-free or high-polish)
  • 3 skeins of DMC cotton floss: 27, 28, 29
  • Optional: pattern transfer pen or pencil
  • Optional: FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop, 5 in./13cm diameter
  • Optional: needle threader


Purple Rainbow Hoop comes with a 7-page hand embroidery pattern in high-quality PDF format. The full hoop design measures 4 x 4 inches (10cm).

The illustrated instructions tell you which embroidery stitch, DMC thread colour and how many strands of thread to use, as well as any additional embroidery instructions. The pattern does not include stitch instructions. You’ll find instructions for all the embroidery stitches used in this pattern (and more) in 120 Embroidery Stitches. Alternatively, find instructional pics and links to photo and video how-tos on my Stitches board on Pinterest: