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Free Cross Stitch Home Patterns
From contemporary to traditional, these free home cross stitch patterns are a perfect way to decorate your living space.
Our A-to-Z List of Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Cross Stitch Patterns, designed by Connie G. Barwick, About.com Cross Stitch Guide, organized in a handy alphabetical listing. Includes free patterns suitable for Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Crochet, Plastic Canvas, and Scrapbooking.
11 Free Alphabet Cross Stitch Patterns for Your...
Alphabet Patterns always come in handy for personalizing Cross Stitch designs and projects. These patterns are provided free by various websites.
An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
These Christmas Cross Stitch patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites. If you have a question about the pattern, contact the person in charge of the website. Remember that the patterns may be copyright protected, so please respect the terms of use for the free Cross Stitch patterns.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Cross Stitch a Monster for Your Favorite Guy or...
Monster cross stitch patterns for your favorite guy or ghoul this Halloween season.
From focus to community, there are many mental...
Cross stitch can benefit your mental health by staying focused, remaining calm, building community and reducing stress.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Free Simple Rangoli Cross Stitch Color Chart
Rangoli are usually created with powders and pastes, but this one is created with fabric and floss. celebrate Diwali with a special project. This color chart will assist with back stitch placement. Page 4.
Free Simple Rangoli Cross Stitch Pattern
Rangoli are usually created with powders and pastes, but this one is created with fabric and floss. celebrate Diwali with a special project. Page 3.
Easy Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
These free Christmas patterns are quick and easy to stitch. Use them for ornaments, gift tags, or whatever holiday projects you can dream up.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Free Chicken Scratch Embroidery Patterns
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Where to Find the Best Free Baby-Themed Cross...
These baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites. If you have a question about the pattern, contact the person in charge of the website. Remember that the patterns may be copyright protected, so please respect the terms of use for the free Cross Stitch patterns.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Simple Cross...
These free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners are simple and easy to stitch making them perfect for stitchers who are just starting out.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Free Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Pattern -...
Use this free lowercase back stitch alphabet to personalize your Cross Stitch projects, chart a saying, or to create your own unique signature. Page 6.
Cross stitch designs for one of a kind pieces...
Stand out in a crowd by creating one of kind cross stitch designs on clothing and accessories.
Free Diwali Greetings Cross Stitch Pattern
Make a unique card for Diwali or frame the design to hang in your home. Page 2.
Free Four Stitch High Back Stitch Pattern With...
Use this free alphabet pattern with upper and lower case letters and numbers to personalize your cross stitch designs. Stitch the back stitch letters with the floss colors of your choice. Page 10.
Free Two Stitches High Back Stitch Alphabet...
This small free back stitch alphabet is perfect for adding small words to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 7.
Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
Featured Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns
Halloween patterns to add a little spooky charm to your Halloween decor. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
Free Eight Stitch Tall Alphabet Cross Stitch...
Use this free Cross Stitch Alphabet pattern to chart a saying or quote or to stitch a sampler. Stitch the letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 2.
Free Chicken Scratch Heart Pattern - Free...
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Spider
Stitch this free Spider Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration or pin. Page 4.
Cross Stitch Photo Albums
View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.
Free Candlewicking Patterns
Use these free Candlewicking patterns to create simple, but elegant designs. Candlewicking is an embroidery style that combines colonial knots and other embroidery stitches.
Free Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Free Chicken Scratch Square Pattern - Free...
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
How to Put Cross Stitch Fabric in a Hoop
Learn how to put fabric in an embroidery hoop. It is a basic skill all stitchers need to know, but some need a little help with to learn how.
How to Make Various Cross Stitch Cards
Follow these tips and instructions for making your own greeting cards for holidays and special occasions.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet patterns to chart your own sayings, stitch as samplers, or for signing your finished projects.
Free Itty Bitty Back Stitch Alphabet Pattern
Use this small alphabet to sign your work or to chart small sayings for miniature samplers. Page 8.
Free Celtic Shield Knot Cross Stitch Pattern
The Celtic shield knot is used for warding and protection. Shield knots have appeared in cultures around the world and have taken a variety of different forms. Page 18.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Free Chicken Scratch Tree Pattern - Free...
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style. Page 3.
Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns designed by Connie G. Barwick. Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Witch Saying
Stitch this free Witch Saying Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. Page 5.
Free Soccer Ball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Model of Free Witching You a Happy Halloween...
The Witching You a Happy Halloween Saying will look great stitched on dark blue fabric as shown. Page 3.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
Two symbols in a square on a Cross Stitch pattern indicate stitching two quarter stitches. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Border Patterns
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.
Free Cross Stitch Alphabet Sampler Patterns
Stitch the samplers individually or collect all the alphabet samplers to stitch for a larger project. Two new patterns will be added each month until the collection is complete.
Free Hardanger Patterns - Free Printable Graphs...
Learn all about Hardanger Embroidery and find free patterns and lessons to get you started with this traditional counted thread embroidery style.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Free Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Free Alpha and Omega Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 2.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Free Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Football Motif Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Gratitude Saying Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Gratitude saying pattern for a Thanksgiving decoration or an everyday reminder of the sentiment.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Free Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Hearts
Stitch this free Christmas Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern for an ornament or a card.
Free Bookmark Cross Stitch Patterns from...
These bookmark Cross Stitch patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites. If you have a question about the pattern, contact the person in charge of the website. Remember that the patterns may be copyright protected, so please respect the terms of use for the free Cross Stitch patterns.
Free Baseball Motif Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Free African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Small Skull and Crossbones Pattern
Stitch this free Small Skull and Crossbones Cross Stitch pattern for Halloween project or add it to a favorite pair of jeans for a customized project. Page 10.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
Free Daisy Diamond Counted Cross Stitch Pattern...
Stitch this free Daisy Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 22.
Free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Kathy's Filaments Tip
Kathy posted this helpful information in the Cross Stitch Forum.
Free Fleur-di-lis Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Fleur-di-lis Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 8.
Free Wedding-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns -...
Stitch these free wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns to celebrate your own wedding or that of a couple who is special to you.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Friendship Saying Bookmark Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.
Free Summer-Themed Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Use these free Summer-themed Cross Stitch Patterns to embellish your summer togs, beach towels, totes, or for other Cross Stitch projects.
Free Day of the Dead Skull Cross Stitch Pattern
Create your own Day of the Dead decorations using these free skull Cross Stitch patterns.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Ernest Thesiger is best known as an actor but...
Ernest Thesiger was best known as an actor but he was also an activist for disabled war veterans and and excellent at needlework.
How To Create a Simple Cross Stitch Cuff Bracelet
Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
Free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
Three Lessons for Beginning Stitchers
Beginners to Cross Stitch can learn to stitch a small design as they complete three lessons. Tips for beginners are included.
Free Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern Model
This model of the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern is shown as if stitched on white Aida fabric. Page 2.
Free Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
Free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch Bookmark...
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. Page 4.
Free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 22.
Cross Stitch Tips - How to Add Seed Beads to...
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
Free Thor's Hammer Cross Stitch Pattern
Typically used in Pagan traditions with a Norse background, such as Asatru, Thor's Hammer (also called Mjolnir) represents the power of Thor over lightning and thunder. Page 7.
Free Baker's Dozen Alphabet Chart - Free Large...
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Signing Cross Stitch Projects Tip
Jofjahaca submitted this tip about how she signs her Cross Stitch Projects.
Free Pirate Flag (Large) Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Large Pirate Flag Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a customized design. Page 17.
Free May the Road Rise to Meet You Irish...
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
Free Assisi Dove Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Assisi Dove pattern with the floss color suggested or use the one of your choice. Page 3.
Stitched Model of the Small Skull Cross Stitch...
This model of the Small Skull Motif was stitched on black Aida fabric from Charles Craft with white Anchor floss and Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark Blending Filament. Page 11.
Holiday Ideas - Combining Cross Stitch and...
Incorporate your favorite hobby into your holiday celebrations as you use Cross Stitch for gifts, cards, decorative ideas, and more.
Free Five Point Star Cross Stitch Pattern
The pentagram is a five-pointed star with special meaning to many Pagans and Wiccans. One use of the symbol is in the Pentagram Tarot Spread. The five-point star also symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem. Page 14.
Free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to display at St. Patrick's Day or throughout the year.
Ideas for Creating Your Own Customized Cross...
Create customized Cross Stitch Projects by following the guidance of these step-by-step tutorials and how-to instructions.
Free Air Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
In the four classical elements, air is the element of the East, connected to the soul and the breath of life. Air is associated with the colors yellow and white. Page 4.
Free Simple Christian Fish Symbol Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free Christian Fish symbol Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 8.
Free Sun Wheel Cross Stitch Chart
Often called the Sun Wheel, the Wheel of the Year represents the eight Wiccan Sabbats. Page 8.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Borders
Use these free border Cross Stitch Patterns around a saying or small design.
Free Alphabet Block Sampler Cross Stitch Chart...
Stitch this free Alphabet Block Sampler as is or use the individual letter to chart a monogram or saying.
Public Domain Cross Stitch Sites
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch patterns.
Free Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Free A is for Apple Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free A is for Apple Cross Stitch pattern individually or collect the entire set of mini samplers for a larger project.
Free My Book Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this My Book bookmark for yourself to stake your claim on your favorite book. Page 14.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Bug Color Symbol...
This little bug motif will stitch up as a cute pin or use waste canvas to add the motif to a hat or tote bag. Page 11.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake is suitable for a small winter or Christmas design. Page 22.
Free Moon and Star Cross Stitch Pattern
Use this Moon and Star Cross Stitch pattern for a child's blanket or a special birth announcement. Page 18.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Geometric...
Stitch this simple motif in Christmas colors for an ornament, or alter the colors as you desire.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Ant Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Ant Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 5.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Free Beach Read Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Beach Read bookmark for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns for Holi and Diwali
Use the free Holi and Diwali Cross Stitch patterns for cards or special decorations.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns with Feline Flair
Stitch a design for yourself or a friend with feline companions. Kitty projects are sure to please. Use these free cat-themed cross stitch charts for special gifts or to display in your home.
Free X Marks the Spot Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free X Marks the Spot Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 20.
Free Bride and Groom Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Bride and Groom Cross Stitch pattern for a special couple adapting the colors as needed to reflect the wedding ceremony.
Free Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Halloween Pumpkin -...
Stitch this free Halloween Pumpkin Cross Stitch pattern for a treat bag, t-shirt, or card. Page 6.
Model of the Free Star Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
This model of the free Star Motif Cross Stitch pattern is stitched on Blue Aida fabric from Charles Craft with DMC floss and Kreinik Blending Filament. Page 5.
Free Quilt-Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns -...
These free patterns were inspired by quilt patterns. Some are close adaptations of traditional patterns and others are merely reminiscent. Stitch the designs for your favorite quilter, or make your own quilt with floss instead of fabric.
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