Linked Crosses Sashiko Template will give you the confidence to draw the linked crosses sashiko pattern with accuracy and ease.
This stencil will allow you to mark the perfect stitch length for linked crosses onto fabric, simplifying what would otherwise be a complex pattern to draw—simply mark your fabric with a bohin pencil or fine point chalk pencil in the spaces provided.
You’ll never again need to guess the number of stitches required for the best outcome.
Linked Crosses Sashiko Template is available in the following sizes
4½” square (11.45cm²)
8½” square (21.6cm²)
The template is thick enough to use as a ruler, allowing you to cut perfectly square sashiko blocks. It’s so easy to get creative and draw any number of linked crosses pattern variations—create your own linked crosses design unique to you. If you need to refresh the design, just place your stencil back over the fabric and re-do.
Measurement markers are displayed on the template so you can enlarge the pattern to suit your project.
About the pattern
Linked Crosses is a popular pattern for himotezashi— one stitch sashiko. It is one of many traditional Japanese designs that date back to the Edo period, when decorative stitching began to be used for reinforcing clothing. Some designs clearly depict things in nature, while others are more symbolic.