Betta the Tamed — Modern Cross Stitch Pattern Blackwork Embroidery

Original price was: $ 6.95.Current price is: $ 3.95.

The project takes a couple of days to stitch, uses 1 colors, and requires one skein or less. There are no fractional stitches in the chart. The ready embroidery fits into a 4×6 in (10×15 cm) or 5×7 in (13×18 cm) frame.


Betta Fish / Anglerfish in the Tamed series offers a striking juxtaposition between the serene beauty of an aquarium and the ominous depths of the ocean.

In the upper scene, a charming Betta fish gracefully navigates its familiar domain—a meticulously designed aquarium. With its elegant silhouette and flowing fins, the Betta exudes charm and beauty, captivating observers with its mesmerizing movements. Surrounding the Betta, lush aquatic plants sway gently in the currents, creating a tranquil underwater oasis.

Below, in the dark depths of the ocean, the frightening anglerfish lurks with its bony frame, a stark contrast to the Betta’s exquisite form. Adapted to the harsh conditions of the deep sea, the anglerfish possesses a mesmerizing bioluminescent lure that dangles from its forehead, attracting unsuspecting prey with its eerie glow. Amidst the murky waters and swirling currents, the anglerfish embodies the nightmares of the ocean’s depths, serving as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of marine life in uncharted waters.

Our exclusive “stetching” technique seamlessly merges traditional stitching with modern sketching, creating a lifelike and intricate portrayal. The monochrome elegance achieved through white fabric and a single strand of black floss imparts a timeless quality, reminiscent of classic graphic art.

Framed Design

The design is shown on 14 count Aida fabric, but you may also use evenweave 28 count.

It can be mounted in 4”x6” (10×15 cm) or 5″x7″ (13×18 cm) frame, one of the most economical way to frame your art.

Grid Size: 70W x 100H
Design Area: 3.57″ x 5.71″ (50 x 80 stitches)


Stitches required: Backstitch, no fractional stitches.

Single color

DMC 310 or another black thread is recommended. Single thread is used throughout the design. Less than a skein is required. You may also use remaining floss from other project in the color you prefer.

Digital cross stitch / blackwork pattern

No physical items will be shipped. A PDF pattern will be emailed to you within 1 working day.

No fabric, floss, or other materials are included in the listing. The finished embroidery shown in the photos is for demonstration purposes only.