There’s a revival going on: chicken-scratch embroidery. It’s not surprising to see this traditional embroidery technique on vintage aprons, but it’s making a comeback in children’s clothing and home decor, too. If you’d like to try your hand, you can find instructions and a chart for a free starter project at Pegasus Originals Inc. The company offers lots of chicken-scratch charts for sale through its network of retailers. You can find a retailer in your area on Pegasus’ search page.

By Denise Felton


6 Comments so far

  1. casserole on July 6, 2008 1:52 pm

    How fun! Reminds me of my grandmother’s old aprons!

  2. Reba Dene Lucas on November 9, 2008 5:19 pm

    I would like an email address where I can order some free Chicken Scratch Patterns and how I can go about ordering them and also ordering some that are not free.

  3. Mary Gottlieb on August 9, 2009 12:14 pm

    I am interested in obtaining pattern books or free patterns for chicken scratch work. I have a star that is made into a table cloth and am interested in other projects. Thank you.

  4. Jeannie on September 16, 2009 8:24 am

    I am looking for a chicken scratch leaf pattern

  5. Joan Ward on April 12, 2010 10:36 am

    I would like to order your chicken scratch pattern catolog. How much are they and what address do I use to order them. I love doing chicken scratch. I have been doing it a long time I even help other ladies do it.

  6. Gaile on March 18, 2013 1:59 pm

    I would love to get the star pattern to do on a tablecloth. Where would I be able to get one?

    Thanks, Gaile

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