A View of the Earth, Planet Earth in Space, Big Blue Planet, Astronauts View of Home Counted Cross Stitch Pattern



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  • Digital file type(s): 4 PDF

This listing is for a digital counted cross stitch pattern - not a kit. After checking out, you will be able to download the pattern from your account. It is in PDF format so any software that can open a PDF can be used to view and print the design.

Tech Specs:
Difficulty level: If you can count, you can stitch it! Don't believe me? Email me and we'll talk.

Pattern Size only:
241 stitches (W) X 241 stitches (H)

Pattern Dimensions only:
11 count Aida – 21.8 inches (W) X 21.8 inches (H)
14 count Aida – 17.1 inches (W) X 17.1 inches (H)
18 count Aida – 13.3 inches (W) X 13.3 inches (H)
25 count (over 1) – 9.6 inches (W) X 9.6 inches (H)
25 count (over 2) – 19.2 inches (W) X 19.2 inches (H)

Be sure to add additional inches to both width and height for final cut of fabric. The above dimensions are strictly the size of the stitched pattern. Recommendation is 2 or 3 inches PER SIDE - therefore add 4 or 6 inches to both width and height.

100 Total DMC colors used
(no background stitching)


Although it is listed as 100 DMC colors, quite a few of them do not need a lot of floss. You probably have enough in remnants from other projects to use in this one. The symbol guide in the booklet has the number of stitches need. Here’s the breakdown:

• 35 colors have less than or exactly 50 stitches
• 12 colors have between 51 and 100 stitches
• 36 colors have between 101 and 500 stitches
• 6 colors have between 501 and 1000 stitches
• 8 colors have between 1001 and 2000 stitches
• 3 color has over 2001 stitches

You can choose from regular format color chart booklet (ends in RC) or regular format black and white chart booklet (ends in RBW).

Also included as part of your available downloads are the large format patterns. You can choose from large format color chart booklet (ends in LC) or large format black and white chart booklet (ends in LBW).

Download pattern includes chart, floss listing and thread sorter pages. Also included is an estimated length PDF for the 3 main sizes (11 count, 14 count and 18 count).


**Please note this pattern is for personal use only.
***Please do not copy, redistribute or re-sell this pattern in any format.
****Please do not use the story on this page in any form without express written permission.

The Inspiration:

The laundry basket was slung on her hip as she walked toward her son's bedroom. Her step slowed as she heard her daughter's voice coming from his room. She loved that they played together so well...but twins do have that special connection.

"Come in Mission Control...sssshhht."

"Mission Control here Space Shuttle Omega....sssssshhhhhhht. We read you loud and clear....sssshhhhhhhhhht."

"All systems are go Mission Control...sssssshhhht. We are in successful orbit around the moon...sssssshhhhhhht."

"Confirmed Space Shuttle Omega. We read all systems go here as well...ssssssshhhhhhht."

"You should see this Mission Control...sssssshhhhhht. The view is amazing! sssssshhhhhhht."

She stopped outside his door and peered in. Her son had his back against his bed and was flipping switches on an old electronic toy, looking up occasionally at the iPad he propped up in front of it. Her daughter had her twin brother's football helmet on and was on the opposite side of the room, her hands on either side of the framed cross stitched view of the Earth she had done for her son.

She leaned her head against the door frame and smiled. No one will stop these two.

But the real question was...will space be ready for them?


If you've gotten this far...I hope this has inspired you!

Thank you for looking and reading!

Have a great day!

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3 out of 5 stars

Beautiful but very involved-many colours and very “bitty” to sew. Chart is difficult to read. I’m a very experienced cross-stitcher but decided it was just too much effort.

pbrockbottom Mar 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I love this design for a pillow. I also wanted rustic but soft. The seller has been the best to communicate with. I asked her so many questions, but yet she was always happy, gracious and helpful! Started this. Not an easy pattern, but the detail will be so worth it.

valimp Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Dorothy, I was getting ready for bed and decided to check my emails.....and there you were with the finished product. You made me cry.........I am 73 yrs old and have been cross stitching for over 40 years and never, I mean never have I ever seen a pattern so clearly printed, clearly stated, soooooo professionally done, so beautifully explained as what you just provided............I have no words..............thank you is not good enough. What you went through to produce this for me, I don't have the words to express my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The finished product is going to a well deserved police officer at Christmas time. As I wipe the tears, I smile because I met someone like you. You are awesome! Thank you for being YOU! Sharon McLaughlin

Sharon McLaughlin May 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite x-stitch patterns. It'll be quick to work up and the pattern is well written. Would make a great gift for so many people I know, especially myself. LOL

C Cam Dec 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

What a unique and beautiful cross stitch. Excellent service. Pattern printed well and very clear instructions. Can’t wait to start.

Emily Feb 27, 2021

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