Scrollwork Challah Cover by Sew Marie Studio


  • Downloadable pattern suite including symbol-over-color pattern chart, a beginning cross-stitch guide, and a guide to finishing the design as a challah cover
  • Precut Zweigart aida or linen fabric in ivory, white, navy, Blue Spruce (grey-blue) or marine/royal blue (see image for colors—not all fabric counts come in all colors)
  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • 7 skeins of DMC floss for stitching with three strands (reduce to 5 skeins if only stitching with 2 strands): 825, B5200, or 746
  • Optional: Kona quilting cotton backing fabric (27 x 19 in. or 24 x 17 in.)
  • Optional: 5-inch embroidery hoop
  • Optional: needle threader


Ornate blue scrolls make for an elegant cross stitch pattern. Stitch for yourself, as a heirloom, or as a gift, and use as a pillow, Challah cover, or frame on the wall. DMC floss colors and symbols provided in PDF pattern.

Recommend adding fabric border (instructions included) to make a larger challah cover.

Two pattern options included: 1 with complete scroll pattern and 1 with a blank center.

Two text options for blank center – one for Chag Sameach and one for Shabbat Shalom, both in Hebrew.

Pattern in SYMBOLS over COLOR. Easy to read on paper or digitally.

1 page versions for both text are also provided (for computer zoom only!)

Design area measures 197 x 301 stitches.

  • 14 count: 15″ x 21.5″ (36 x 55 cm)
  • 16 count: 12.3″ x 19″ (31.3 x 48 cm)
  • 18 count: 11″ x 17″ (28 x 43 cm)

Pattern files included:

  • Pattern overview with symbols over color, formatted for printing
  • Getting started with cross stitch 3-page guide
  • Guide for finishing your challah cover