Free Dala Horse Embroidery Pattern

For my mom’s birthday I made here a wall hanging using the Andrea Zuill’s Heart, Birds & Flowers pattern.
Hearts & Flowers
She wanted another piece to go with it & I suggested a Dala (Swedish) Horse since she  has a Swedish theme going in her kitchen & dining room. I looked at lots of pictures of Dala Horses on line (as well the ones my mom had around her house) & came up with this.
Dala Horse
Since I couldn’t find a pattern for this anywhere I thought I’d share this pattern with all of you.
dala horse embroidery pattern
I did it in red work but you can make it more traditional by adding blue, green & yellow to the trims. If anyone stitches this up I’d love to see it.

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5 Comments to Free Dala Horse Embroidery Pattern
    • KariH
    • So simple and lovely! I have a Dala Horse that my great aunt Rose left me. I didn’t know it was called “Dala” though.

    • Anonymous
    • I have TWO Dala horses! One of clear glass with a red stripe through the centre of its body; and the other of light-weight wood, painted red with a multi-yellow coloured saddle). I acquired them on a visit to Stockholm about 35 years ago. (One or both were Christmas presents, I think, from the lady of the house where I stayed.)
      They sit in a small window and are attacked by the occasional humming bird.

      janeyknitting (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca
      (Replace bracketed caps with symbols and lose the spaces.)

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