This is a cross stitch kit of Sinterklaas and Piet. You can choose to make a black sinterklaas and white Piet (as per the first picture) or a Black Sinterklaas and white Piet (as per the second photo).

Sinterklaas visits the Netherlands on the 5th of December to give presents to kids that have been sweet. Piet is his helper and is always generous with “pepernoten’.

Far in advance of the current debates on black Piet in the Netherlands, my brother won a drawing contest 30 years ago, when he drew a black Sint and a white Piet. Inspired by him, we’re also including a pattern for a black Piet and White Sint, so you can choose yourself which version you would like to make.

We will ship this kit to your address. The kit includes:
– A print of the pattern
– 1 embroidery needle
– The required DMC embroidery floss on a floss sorter
– High quality Aida Fabric
– A 4 inch embroidery hoop
– A page with Koekoek’s best embroidery tips in English, Dutch or Spanish.


• Fabric: we will send you 6 x 6 inch (15 x 15 cm) Aida fabric
• It will fit in the 4 inch embroidery hoop that we will send with the package
• If you want to frame your piece in a different way, please send us a message before you purchase the item.

Skill level

This pattern is easy and suitable for a beginner but does expect some basic knowledge of the stitches used. We have included our best tips on embroidery.

Stitches used:
• Back stitch line
• Cross stitch

Completed Cross Stitch

We are happy to cross stitch this pattern for you. We make our cross stitch work with high quality DMC floss and AIDA fabric exactly as shown on the pattern. If you like we can also frame the piece in an embroidery hoop or new/recycled photo frame. We also do custom orders, e.g. in case you like your family picture to be cross stitched.