Cushions with elaborately embroidered covers were used widely in homes throughout the Greek islands, serving as a creative way to soften and beautify built in beds and benches. This elegant design from the Cyclades islands features a central star motif set in diamonds outlined with sawtooth edging. A garnet background is set off with classic “Santorini blue” and soft olive green, forming a striking colorway that looks beautiful as either a table runner or mat, or as a charming cushion cover.


This is a multi-size pattern and the instructions include a large corner chart for ease of working and then full-size charts showing how many repeats to work for a small or large cushion cover/square mat and a small or large table runner.

Stitch area:

13x13” cushion cover/mat—161x161 sts/11768 sts

18x18” cushion cover/mat—217x217 sts/17648 sts

7x14” (fin size) small rectangular runner—49x161 sts/4017 sts

11x18” (fin size) large rectangular runner—133x217 sts/13228 sts


Available as kits for the Small Table Runner and Small Square on the ALL Cross Stitch patterns page.


Also available is a Cushion Backing Kit on the Fabrics and Notions page if you wish to make the cushion version shown in the photos above. This kit has the pre-hemmed envelope-style cushion backing so all you have to do is center your embroidery on it, stitch the perimeter (by hand or machine) and turn inside out for a lovely cushion cover!

Santorini Stars (M) Download