Smoking Skeleton Cross Stitch Pattern

$8.02 USD

Van Gogh Replica

How about cross stitching Van Gogh’s humorous take on the human condition? We think you’ll enjoy stitching this detailed replica on black Aida cloth.



Smoking Skeleton cross stitch pattern was inspired by a painting found among Van Gogh’s personal affects after he died. The original painting, Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette, was thought to be have been painted while he was studying at the art academy in Antwerp around 1886.

The Project

This is a cutaway cross stitch, so you won’t need to stitch the background if you use black Aida cloth. The actual stitched area measures 35.4cm x 42.1 cm (14 count fabric) and you’ll complete 27,321 stitches, including the burning cigarette, ash, and smoke scattering into the atmosphere. It’s quite fun.

PS: check your download pack for the extra chart that has been specially formatted for Pattern Keeper App. PK makes cross stitching even more fun.

The Artist

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-impressionist painter who might just be the world’s most famous artist. His work is defined by his bright colours and thick, expressive brush strokes. We are so excited about charting our favourite Vincent Van Gogh paintings in cross stitch patterns. Keep calling back to the store as we add more and more.

Additional information


Chart size


Grid size: 200 x 265
Stitched Area: 195 x 232
Stitches: 27,321
Dimensions: 36.3cm x 48.1cm
Fabric: 14 count black Aida cloth
Palette: 61 colours

Accent Colours



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