This counted cross stitch pattern pays respect to the historical American poet and author Edgar Allen Poe. Look carefully to see all of the symbols that harken back to his literary work: a pendulum, heart, skull, brick wall, the raven, and much more. The grave design is based on his current burial site in Baltimore, Maryland. He was moved from his original resting place after a fundraiser raised enough money to erect a monument to him in 1875.
Stitch this pattern using two strands of DMC #310 Black embroidery floss for the full cross stitches and the backstitching. Please feel free to change the colors and add your own artistic flair to this macabre piece.
The model of this design was stitched two over two on 28 count mushroom cotton even weave fabric and mounted in a 4 x 6 inch frame. If you stitch this design on 14 count Aida fabric or 28 count linen, your design will measure 4.9 inches wide by 3.2 inches high. The stitch count of the piece is 69 stitches across by 45 stitches high.