Stitch-up your own flaming torch!

Olmpic torch cross stitch patternWith the Olympic torch gradually making its way around the UK as part of its grand tour, we couldn't resist paying homage to the Athens flame with our very own flaming torch.

This design comes as part of a sporty themed project in our latest issue, with everything from gold medals and winner rosettes to football boots and spoting buttons to choose from.

Click here to download our torch pattern

You'll find lots more quick-to-stitch sporty designs in issue 254, on sale until 10th July.

Have you seen the torch relay in your home town?

When the torch relay came through the city of Bath (where our offices are based), the team at CrossStitcher HQ went out to support the runners by cheering them down Great Pulteney Street. Even a friendly chap selling the Big Issue got in on the action by crafting his own torch out of a magazine - now that's the spirit!

Olympic torch coming through Bath