Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's fairy tale : The Frog King
Pattern to embroider in cross stitch or in petit point.
Each of the patterns in this series dedicated to Grimm's fairy tales. On one side a version of the motif in colour and on the other side, the same motif in unicolour. The instruction sheet contains the paragraph that it illustrates in the tale.
Our patterns are all printed on large format paper (29,7 x 42) and are very easy to follow.
Size of this motif: 90 x 90 points. When using 12 count embroidery linen and sewing over 2 threads, the finished piece will measure 15cm each side. Sewing over 2 threads using 16 count linen, your piece will measure 11.3cm each side. Sewing over 5.5 count Aida, your piece will measure 16.5cm each side. Don’t forget to leave a border around your embroidery.
For the multicolour version, 13 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for the colours with our Retors du Nord thread: 2317, 2012, 2043, 2042, 2041, 2003, 2190, 2028, 2469, 2445, 2443, 2013 and 2005.
Our patterns are presented in pretty printed folders, the colours vary according to our stocks. The interior of the folders have printed reminders of the basic embroidery stitches. Thread and fabric not supplied.
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..."And what does the frog want?" asked the King.
"O dear father," answered she, "when I was sitting by the well yesterday,
and playing with my golden ball,it fell into the water,
and while I was crying for the loss of it,
the frog came and got it again for me on condition
I would let him be my companion,
but I never thought that he could leave the water and come after me;
but now there he is outside the door,
and he wants to come in to me."
And then they all heard him knocking the second time and crying:
"Youngest King's daughter,
Open to me! By the well water What promised you me?
Youngest King's daughter Now open to me!"
"That which thou hast promised must thou perform," said the King,
"so go now and let him in."
So she went and opened the door, and the frog hopped in,
following at her heels, till she reached her chair.
Then he stopped and cried: "Lift me up to sit by you."
But she delayed doing so until the King ordered her.
When once the frog was on the chair, he wanted to get on the table,
and there he sat and said: "Now push your golden plate a little nearer,
so that we may eat together."
And so she did, but everybody might see how unwilling she was,
and the frog feasted heartily, but every morsel seemed to stick in her throat.
"I have had enough now," said the frog at last, "and as I am tired,
you must carry me to your room, and make ready your silken bed,
and we will lie down and go to sleep."
Then the King's daughter began to weep, and was afraid of the cold frog,
that nothing would satisfy him but he must sleep in her pretty clean bed.
Now the King grew angry with her, saying:
"That which thou hast promised in thy time of necessity,
must thou now perform."
So she picked up the frog with her finger and thumb,
carried him upstairs and put him in a corner,
and when she had lain down to sleep,
he came creeping up, saying:
"I am tired and want sleep as much as you;
take me up, or I will tell your father."
Then she felt beside herself with rage,
and picking him up, she threw him
with all her strength against the wall, crying:
"Now will you be quiet, you horrid frog!"
But as he fell, he ceased to be a frog,
and became all at once a prince with beautiful kind eyes...
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The Frog King