Rose: Huipil Pattern

Like the Violet pattern, this Rose pattern was inspired by Quetzaltenango’s floral huipil designs.  The below design also mimics the side panels of a rose themed huipil.  This is another one of my Guatemalan inspired textile projects.


  • Printer and paper – to print out the embroidery pattern
  • Heat Transfer pen or pencil – to transfer the embroidery pattern onto fabric (there are various ways to do this; pick your preferred method.)
  • Fabric – I went with a deep turquoise blue, 100% cotton fabric.  I am planning on making a pillow out of the final product, and measured and cut my fabric with that in mind.
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Floss – I used the following colors
    • Pink
    • Rose
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Light Green
    • Green
    • Bright Green


  1. Print out the pattern – if for some reason you are not able to save or correctly resize the pattern send me a message, and I will email you the jpeg.quetzaltenango3
  2. Transfer the pattern onto your cloth by outlining it with a heat transfer pen/pencil and ironing it onto your fabric.
  3. Place your fabric in an embroidery hoop.IMG_9370
  4. Use the pattern as a guide for embroidering the design.  I used four different stitches for this design: the satin stitch, the chain stitch, the back stitch, and the cross stitch.
    1. Flower:
      1. I used an elongated chain stitch for the petals.
      2. A few of the larger petals are outlined with a back stitch in matching color.
      3. The centers are filled in with a yellow satin stitch.
    2. Leaves:
      1. The leaves are outlined with a green satin stitch.
      2. The leaves are filled with a cross stitch pattern in the light green, and the center of each cross is covered in a single bright green stitch.
    3. Stems: done in a green chain stitch.
    4. Buds:
      1. The base of the buds are done in a green or light green chain stitch to match the stems.
      2. The bud flower is done in pink, rose, and red chain stitches.


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