Wizard of Oz Adventale — Modern Cross Stitch Pattern Blackwork Embroidery Advent Calendar

Original price was: $ 19.95.Current price is: $ 14.95.

This project fits in into a standard 16’x20′ or 40×50 cm frame.

This advent calendar is based on the book Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and illustrations by W.W. Denslow.


Framed design


The design is shown on 14 count Aida fabric, but you may also use evenweave or fabric with a different count.

Grid Size: 15.7″ x 19.7″ (220W x 275H stitches)

Design Area: 14.29″ x 18.29″ (200 x 256 stitches)




Stitches required: Backstitch. Single thread for all the design. No fractional stitches.


Floss and Canvas


Monochrome design, DMC 310 or the color of your choice. The pattern is done with a single thread of floss, e.g. DMC 310. There are no fractional stitches in the pattern, but some stitches may intercross for artistic effect.

The pattern is intended for Aida 14, and can also be done on evenweave 28 over 2. It is not recommended to use a denser canvas as the details are likely to be lost. It is crafted to perfectly fit 14-count Aida fabric and effortlessly slides into a standard 40×50 frame, offering you a hassle-free and cost-effective framing solution for your holiday decor.


The Story

Embark on a magical journey through “The Wizard of Oz” with our captivating advent calendar, inspired by L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale. Each scene unfolds against a backdrop of shining emeralds, framed by the iconic gates and towers of the Emerald City—a nod to Denslow’s enchanting illustrations. Two Winged Monkeys guard the design, flanking the starred sky, while the Wizard’s hot air balloon and Dorothy’s airborne house grace the heavens, symbolizing their fantastical arrival by air.

Below, the yellow brick road guides Dorothy and her companions on their epic journey. The calendar features two poignant quotes: “There’s no place like home,” crowning the top, and “Who are you and why do you seek Oz, the Great and Terrible,” at the bottom.

Dorothy’s adventure unfolds across 24 captivating chapters, mirroring the narrative of L. Frank Baum’s timeless tale. From the cyclone’s arrival that whisks her house away, the melting demise of the Wicked Witch of the West to her fateful meeting with Glinda, the Witch of the North each scene brings Baum’s classic tale to life.

Chapter 1 – At the outset of her journey, Dorothy’s house is swept away by a cyclone, while her aunt and uncle watch helplessly from below.

Chapter 2 – Dorothy holds Toto while receiving advice from the Witch of the North. In the background, Dorothy’s fallen house reveals the feet of the Wicked Witch, as Munchkins in pointed hats watch in disbelief.

Chapter 3 – In this scene inspired by Denslow’s illustration, Dorothy encounters the Scarecrow in a cornfield. As she observes the peculiar figure-its straw-stuffed body, painted features, and old blue attire-she’s surprised when one of its eyes winks at her. Toto, also depicted by Denslow, accompanies Dorothy.

Chapter 4 – Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Toto venture into the great forest along the yellow brick road. Despite the fading light, the travelers press on, guided by the certainty that the road will lead them to the Emerald City.

Chapter 5 – Dorothy holds an oil can, ready to help the Tin Woodman, still holding his axe, with his rusted joints. Toto looks up at him with concern, while the Scarecrow watches anxiously. In the background, the cottage where Dorothy finds the oil can is visible, with the yellow brick road weaving nearby.

Chapter 6 – The depiction of Dorothy’s encounter with the Lion is based on Denslow’s illustration. Dorothy fearlessly slaps the Lion on his nose to defend Toto, while the Tin Woodman rises from where he fell, and the Scarecrow remains at the edge of the road. Meanwhile, Toto bravely barks at the Lion, who rubs his nose with his paw in response to Dorothy’s reprimand.

Chapter 7 – The scene, based on Denslow’s illustration, shows the company crossing a bridge when they encounter two bear-like creatures with tiger heads, known as Kalidahs. The Scarecrow quickly devises a plan, and with the Tin Woodman’s help, they chop down the tree supporting the bridge. From the safety of the shore, the friends watch the Kalidahs falling into the gulf below.

Chapter 8 – Dorothy has fallen asleep in the poppy field, with Toto nestled beside her. The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman stand ready to lift her, while the Lion, affected by the scent of the flowers, flees through the flowers to escape their deadly effect.

Chapter 9 – Tin Woodman bows respectfully to the Queen of the Field Mice, reminiscent of Denslow’s illustration, with the Scarecrow leaning beside him, observing the scene. Other mice are scattered in the grass around them. Meanwhile, Dorothy begins to regain consciousness in the background, seated on the grass with leaves overhead.

Chapter 10 – The Guardian of the Gates offers green-tinted spectacles to Dorothy, essential for protecting against the blinding brightness of the Emerald City, from a large green box at his side. In the background, the gates studded with emeralds glimmer in the sunlight, emphasizing the grandeur of their destination.

Chapter 11 – Dorothy stabds before the throne of green marble in a grand chamber adorned with glistening emeralds. At the center of the throne resides an enormous Head, Oz, the Great and Terrible, commanding Dorothy to slay the Wicked Witch of the West as a condition for aiding her return to Kansas.

Chapter 12 – Dorothy, enraged by the Wicked Witch’s trickery, splashes water from a nearby bucket onto her. The Witch, holding Dorothy’s stolen shoe and dropping the umbrella used to beat her, begins to shrink and melt away before Dorothy’s eyes, ultimately meeting her demise.

Chapter 13 – The Winkie tinsmiths diligently mend the Tin Woodman at their working table, while in the background, the Scarecrow’s clothes await being stuffed with fresh straw.

Chapter 14 – The Monkey King, accompanied by the Winged Monkeys, soar through the sky, carrying the company to the Emerald City, as depicted in Denslow’s illustration. The King and another monkey carry Dorothy, while a separate monkey carries Toto. In the background, a monkey with the Tin Woodman can be seen. Throughout the flight, the Monkey King shares their moving tale with Dorothy.

Chapter 15 – In the scene depicted by Denslow, the company encounters a little old man with a bald head and a wrinkled face, who identifies himself as Oz, the Great and Terrible. The Tin Woodman approaches him with his axe raised, prompting Oz to plead for mercy and offer his assistance.

Chapter 16 – Oz prepares to install a silk heart into the Tin Woodman’s chest, with the Scarecrow standing in the background with needles sticking out of his head. Meanwhile, the Lion, still a coward, awaits his turn nervously. Dorothy, wearing glasses as instructed by the Guardian of the Gates, observes the proceedings with curiosity

Chapter 17 – In the perspective scene, Dorothy clutches Toto on the ground, gazing up as the balloon ascends into the sky. Oz, reaching out from the basket, calls to her but cannot return.

Chapter 18 – In the throne room scene following the events depicted in Denslow’s illustration, Dorothy seeks a way to return to Kansas and receives advice to seek out Glinda, the Witch of the South, who rules over the Quadlings. Determined to obtain Glinda’s aid, Dorothy is joined by the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion, all of whom pledge to accompany her on the journey southward.

Chapter 19 – As Dorothy and her friends journey toward Glinda’s castle, they encounter a challenging obstacle-a dense forest of walking trees. In this scene followingf Denslow’s illustration, one of the arboreal sentients is seen chasing Toto, who howls in distress.

Chapter 20 – In this scene inspired by Denslow’s illustration, Dorothy and her friends encounter a whimsical land of china people and animals. A china milkmaid is shown beside a china cow with a broken leg, while Dorothy offers her apologies, holding Toto in her arms.

Chapter 21 – The Lion earns his title as King of Beasts by defeating a great spider that terrorized the forest, solidifying his leadership among the animals. In this scene, the Lion, having found the spider asleep, positions himself for an attack.

Chapter 22 – The travelers encounter a strange man with a flat head and no arms, determined to prevent them from crossing his hill. As the Scarecrow attempts to pass, the man’s head shoots forward with lightning speed, knocking the Scarecrow down the hill and laughing triumphantly.

Chapter 23 – Glinda assures Dorothy that she knows a way for her to return to Kansas. Dorothy eagerly agrees to give Glinda the Golden Cap in exchange for this knowledge. Glinda explains that Dorothy’s Silver Shoes possess the power to carry her over the desert, emphasizing that Dorothy could have returned to Aunt Em from the very beginning if she had known about their capabilities.

Chapter 24 – In the next scene, Dorothy sits on the vast Kansas prairie, facing the new farmhouse built by Uncle Henry after the cyclone destroyed their old one. Uncle Henry is busy milking cows in the barnyard, while Toto, having jumped from Dorothy’s arms, heads toward the barn, barking excitedly. Aunt Em emerges from the house to water the cabbages and is surprised to see Dorothy running toward her, eager and unannounced.




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.