Princess and the Frog, Sometimes You Have To Kiss A Lot of Frogs, Finding Prince Charming Counted Cross Stitch Pattern



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Sometimes You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs to find your one and only true love.

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:
218 stitches (W) X 275 stitches (H)

Design Dimensions:
11 count Aida – 19.7 inches (W) X 24.9 inches (H)
14 count Aida – 15.5 inches (W) X 19.6 inches (H)
18 count Aida – 12.1 inches (W) X 15.2 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.

145 total DMC colors used


Although it is listed as 145 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:

• 21 colors have less than or exactly 20 stitches
• 37 colors have between 21 and 50 stitches
• 17 colors have between 51 and 100 stitches
• 24 colors have between 101 and 200 stitches
• 27 colors have between 201 and 500 stitches
• 7 colors have between 501 and 1000 stitches
• 7 colors have between 1001 and 2000 stitches
• 5 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). 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’ll probably get a big, hairy wart now.”

She couldn’t believe she was out in the marshes…late at night…alone.

Princess Anya stared down at the frogs leaping around her. It seemed as if every time she turned around, more and more came from beneath bushes and shrubs or from the water’s edge to surround her.

She felt like crying. “Stupid fairy tales.”

She should have brought something to mark which frogs she already kissed but she didn’t think there would be so many of them here.

She looked up to the moon and whispered. “Please. Please! If he is out here, let him be the next frog I choose.”

Keeping her eyes closed, she sunk down to the ground and put her hand out. Nothing. Her brows furrowed. There had been so many, how could she have picked the one place on the ground were there were none. She reached again and felt only the soft, spongy ground. Her tears were welling in her still closed eyes when she felt the wind dance around her and a soft voice tickling her ear. “Just believe.”

Her tears stopped and she turned her hand so her palm faced upward. With a soft, wet plop, a frog landed in her hand.

Her eyes opened as she rose to her feet. She cradled the frog in both hands and stared at it. It looked just like the others. She closed her eyes and held to her belief in true love and kissed it.

Her breath held in her throat as a light shone thru her closed eyelids.

Sometimes, you just have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the one meant for you.

I hope you enjoyed the story behind the image as much as you enjoy the stitching of 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

Emily Feb 27, 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.

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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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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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C Cam Dec 10, 2021

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

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