I'm offering a free embroidery pattern to say Happy Valentine's Day and as a thank you for your support of Stitch School. I get comments nearly every day, especially on the French knot and blanket stitch posts, and I'm so happy that people are still finding those old posts helpful in their pursuit of embroidery.
Isn't he cute? The pattern is just one design of twelve in my Year of Cats pattern. You'll find a downloadable PDF of the February kitty here.
This is what what the design looks like embroidered on a towel with cute heart-themed fabric and pink rick rack trim. I love to use ginger colors for cats but gray, beige, or black work equally well. You can use whatever color you like for his striped pants—I picked up the green from the leaves in the fabric to tie everything together.