Treasure Hunters' Den, Explorers' Study, Adventurers' Library, Medieval Travelers' Sanctuary Counted Cross Stitch Pattern



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Warm and inviting, this retreat has all the makings of a great adventure.

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:
288 stitches (W) X 298 stitches (H)

Design Dimensions:
11 count Aida – 26.2 inches (W) X 27.1 inches (H)
14 count Aida – 20.6 inches (W) X 21.3 inches (H)
18 count Aida – 16.0 inches (W) X 16.6 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.

142 DMC colors used


Although it is listed as 142 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:

• 27 colors have less than or exactly 20 stitches
• 40 colors have between 21 and 50 stitches
• 12 colors have between 51 and 100 stitches
• 12 colors have between 101 and 200 stitches
• 12 colors have between 201 and 500 stitches
• 14 colors have between 501 and 1000 stitches
• 11 colors have between 1001 and 2000 stitches
• 14 colors have 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).

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:
“I know it’s out there!”

“But where Alexander? Where?”

Lawrence paced before the fireplace only to stop before the globe. He reached out and spun it violently. “There’s an entire world and we have but a small portion of a map!”

The brothers rarely fought or showed any emotional outbursts, it was not their way. But the day Alexander brought home the weathered and beaten treasure map, they seemed to be at odds with one another.

Alexander pushed the chair away from the table and came to his brother’s side. He firmly grasped his shoulder and gave it a quick shake.

“This is the age of exploration brother. We have gathered maps from the most seasoned cartographers. We have our library full of knowledge. We ourselves are explorers. We’ve travelled more than most of our colleagues. If anyone can piece together this treasure hunt, it is the two of us. Never doubt that for a second Lawrence.”

Lawrence reached back and clasped his brother’s hand. “You are right. But we will not find what we seek just standing here warming our behinds.”

Alexander smiled widely. “Then back to our books and our lore and our maps brother! Treasure awaits us!”

Let this incredible scene of the treasure hunters’ den counted cross stitch pattern delight you not just in the stitching of it, but also in the stories behind it!

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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5 out of 5 stars

Sharon McLaughlin May 29, 2019

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

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valimp Mar 1, 2016

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.

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Jean Feb 6, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Easy pattern and it works great on Pattern Keeper. Love this designer!!

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Kerrie Twycross May 13, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

really good chart with clear instructions, can't wait to start stitching!

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