This free cross stitch flamingo pattern is one of our fun tropical theme crafts for teens
that you can use at camping events or with clubs and troops. You will need to have Adobe Reader
to see the free pattern as it is a pdf file. You may print out the file and use it with your summer
camp or youth groups but it may not be reproduced in any way. Here it is: Pinky the Flamingo
Part of the pattern has the teen's initals on it. I used a free alphabet pattern from the About.com Cross Stitch site. You can also get all kinds of beginner tips there.
Craft Suggestions Using the Free Pattern
There are a number of things you can do with this pattern once it is worked up. Here are a few suggestions:
- Make a wall hanging by leaving an inch at the top of the cloth and secure it around a twig. Use help or ribbon, knotted at each end of the twig as a hanger.
- Use as a bookmark.
- Quilt around the pattern and make a pillow.