Santa In Training, Baby Reindeers with Mini Santa, Holiday Dreams, Christmas Future, Young Santa and Deer Counted Cross Stitch Pattern



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All I want to be when I grow up is to be Santa Claus.

Original artwork by Dorothy A. Zwierz

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:
218 stitches (W) X 136 stitches (H)

Pattern Dimensions only:
11 count Aida: 19.7" (W) X 12.3" (H)
14 count Aida: 15.5" (W) X 9.6" (H)
18 count Aida: 12.1" (W) X 7.5" (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.

160 DMC colors used


Although it is listed as 149 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:

• 61 colors have less than or exactly 20 stitches
• 42 colors have between 21 and 50 stitches
• 28 colors have between 51 and 100 stitches
• 17 colors have between 101 and 200 stitches
• 7 colors have between 201 and 500 stitches
• 0 colors have between 501 and 1000 stitches
• 2 colors have between 1001 and 2000 stitches
• 3 color has over 2000 stitches

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

Large format charts are available on request. Just drop me a message!

Download pattern includes chart, floss listing and thread sorter pages. Also included is an estimated length PDF for the 3 listed sizes. I've also included the story below so that you can keep it with your pattern.


**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:

All I want to be when I grow up is to be Santa Claus.

I already have the hat and the boots! I even have a reindeer or two!

Santa may be big but he’s always jolly. He makes us want to be better people to those around us.

He loves everyone…who is nice. How long could that naughty list really be?

All I need are some elves who can make toys. Well…and someone to change my diapers…for just a little bit longer.

So…just for future reference…I LOVE cookies and milk! So leave plenty, cause one day, it will be me showing up on Christmas Eve!

Until then…


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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Dorothy Zwierz

Dorothy Zwierz

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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

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Downloading the pattern was simple, and the plans are easy to follow. I'm very excited to see the finished piece!

Brenda Dec 26, 2020

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The designer is a delight to work with! Her patterns are beautiful and I can't wait to get started. Compatible with Pattern Keeper.

Jean Jan 29, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

love it....can't wait to stitch it

woodsfami Jan 17, 2016

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