The World Turtle

$ 3.95

The World Turtle blackwork cross stitch pattern represents the archaic Hindu conception of cosmography with a flat earth supported by the giant Cosmic Turtle and 3 or 4 elephants. Zodiac signs and constellations may be used to mark hours if you decide to incorporate a clock.


6″ hoop


The design is shown on 14 count Aida fabric, but you may also use evenweave or fabric with a different count. It is mounted in a 6-inch (15 cm) hoop, one of the most economical way to frame your art.

Design Area: 6,43ʺ x 6,43ʺ (90 x 90 stitches)




Stitches required: Backstitch, mostly full step, very few half step stitches. Petite stitch for stars in constellations can be replaced with French knots.


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.