PinBroidery Christmas tree scroll pattern analysed

Christmas tree cardA couple of PinBroidery customers have contacted me because they had a problem stitching the scroll of the Christmas tree design. They are seeing each loop as a separate section and trying to stitch them individually.

Christmas tree scrollThe scroll is not separate loops, it is a very long continuous line that loops around to give the shape of the tree. The pattern includes a small diagram that illustrates this.

One advantage of having the pattern on a PDF file is that you can zoom in to the diagrams on the computer screen. If you zoom in to the finished diagram you will get to the point where you can see clearly where the individual stitches go.

corner scrollAnother way of understanding the concept of the scroll is to download the free corner scroll pattern from my prick and stitch is my craft blog. This is a simple scroll using stem stitch. The Christmas tree scroll works in a similar way to the corner scroll but the spacing of the holes is greater.

Please let me know if this explanation helps you.