Savannah's First Square in Cross Stitch
Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Historic Savannah Series
Counted Cross Stitch Patterns of Historic Savannah Buildings & Landmarks
This pattern depicts the "Old Map" - the original sketch of Savannah by Peter Gordon, based on General James Oglethorpe's plan. Savannah was a year old, in 1734, at the time of this map.
Built on a bluff, Savannah was designed in a grid pattern with homes to the south and north of the square and public buildings on the other two sides. There's a sailboat about to land on the bluff!
Our view shows the very first square (now Johnson Square), houses, General Oglethorpe's tent, the guardhouse and battery, the palisades (the fence), and the parsonage. It also includes various public buildings (the oven, stores, mill, well, and "houses for strangers") plus stairs up the bluff and a crane for loading boats.
Stitch on Driftwood-colored Linen or Fiddler's cloth for the best effect.
The counted cross stitch pattern includes color code for DMC cotton floss. It also includes a sizing chart for 11, 14, 18, and 22 count fabrics. Embroidery details enhance the counted cross stitch.