- 100 stitches wide by 100 stitches high
- 7″ wide by 7″ high on 14 count
- Full stitches and backstitch
- 9 colours
- Full colour chart includes DMC colour key, colour preview and thread sorter
- Includes full black and white pattern
- Includes one-page pattern for digital devices
- Optional free “How To Stitch” guide available at checkout
- Tutorial for using Kreinik metallic floss available here
- Dozens of tutorial videos available at Peacock & Fig’s YouTube channel
The Struggle is Real Cross Stitch Pattern
Some days you wonder why you even got out of bed — the struggle is real. Get yourself home, throw on your most comfortable slippers, and curl up with this fun elephant cross stitch pattern! You can relax and unwind from your day while chuckling at this sassy pattern. Inspired by a vintage circus illustration, The Struggle is Real is guaranteed to add a bit of spice and humour to your decor. It’s also the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Accented with vibrant reds and sparkling gold, this funny pattern will add whimsy to your life. The struggle is real, but you can face it with humour and glamour today!
Model stitched on 14 count Zweigart Aida fabric using DMC embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic thread.
Please note: This is a digital PDF pattern only, not a printed pattern that will be shipped in the mail. It is not a kit or a finished product. You will be sent a download link when your payment has been processed. Any up-to-date PDF reader (for example Preview on a Mac, GoodReader on iOS, or Adobe Reader on a Mac or PC) will be able to read the patterns, or they can be printed for ease of use.
Change up the frame
For a different look to your project, how about changing the gold frame to a rich burnished black? Blending one strand of DMC 310 (black) and one strand of gold Kreinik blending filament can add a gorgeous wrought-iron effect to your project. See the tutorial here for how to blend threads!
Customize your patterns
Want to customize this pattern with your own text? Now you can with the Spirited Animals cross stitch alphabets! Alphabet 3 is the font used in The Struggle is Real. This alphabet is available individually or as a set, check out the cross stitch alphabets here.
Backstitch Alphabets Cross Stitch Pattern
Need to create your own cross stitch text in a pattern? These beautiful backstitch alphabets will enhance any design. The top alphabet is featured in the Too Glam to Give a Damn pattern in the Spirited Animals Collection. This pattern is also available with the with the Spirited Animals 3 cross stitch alphabet pattern in the Spirited Animals Alphabet cross stitch pattern set.
Inner Unicorn Cross Stitch Pattern
Who doesn’t love unicorns? These beautiful mythical beasts represent the good and magical part of ourselves, and this pretty unicorn cross stitch pattern gently reminds you to believe that in yourself as well. Using gentle tones of creams, greys and peach, the soft colours bring out the whimsical nature of this vintage-inspired pattern. The metallic gold horn evokes mystery and grandeur, and the gold frame adds a glamorous elegance to this design. Remind yourself every day to bring out your inner unicorn, and create magic and sparkle wherever you go.
Spirited Animals Alphabet 3 Cross Stitch Pattern
This ornate cross stitch alphabet is featured in patterns such as I’m Fabulous, Queen Bee, The Struggle is Real, Be the Flamingo, and the rest of the Spirited Animals Collection (excluding Too Glam to Give a Damn). The alphabet comes in two sizes to be adaptable and give you a lot of flexibility when adapting or creating your patterns. This pattern is also available in a set with the Backstitch Alphabets cross stitch pattern.