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How to pick the perfect cross stitch needle for...
Size, style and material are all something to consider when picking a needle for your cross stitch project.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Repurpose old household items with fresh new...
Think outside the square by upcycling old household items with fresh new cross stitch designs and ideas.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
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 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.
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 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.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
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 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.
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.
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free No Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Add what you are against to this design and create a special button or pin. Page 19.
Free Smiley Face Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. Page 20.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Free Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Cross Stitch Photo Album I
Photos of Cross Stitch projects submitted by About.com Cross Stitch members show examples of all sorts ways to use Cross Stitch.
Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
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.
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 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 Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Celebrity Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns and Art
Have fun immortalizing your favorite celebrity with these celebrity inspired cross stitch patterns.
Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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.
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 - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
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 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.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Stitched Model of Yummy Watermelon Cross Stitch...
This model of the Free Yummy Watermelon Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with DMC Color Variations Floss on a white hand towel with an Aida insert. Page 3.
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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Free Romance Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 22.
Free Brighid's Cross Cross-Stitch Pattern
Brighid's Cross is a symbol of the Irish goddess who presides over hearth and home. It is also used as a symbol of St. Brighid. Page 20.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or 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 Rainbow Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Rainbow Hearts Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 27.
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.
Mother's Day inspired cross stitch patterns for...
Celebrate your mom with these Mother's Day inspired cross stitch patterns.
Free Hourglass Block Pattern Key - Use for...
Use this pattern key for Punchneedle, Hand Embroidery, or Back Stitch. Page 10.
Free King's Crown Cross Stitch Pattern
The free King's Crown Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 23.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Hot...
Stitch this free Hot Air Balloon Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Add it to a gift tag, card, or ornament. Page 8.
Free Triple Goddess Cross Stitch Pattern
This symbol, sometimes called the Triple Goddess symbol, represents the three phases of the moon -- waxing, full, and waning. Page 23.
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 Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Free Triple Crescent Cross Stitch Pattern
Another Goddess Symbol - The Triple Crescent Symbol is representative of the three phases of the moon. Page 21.
Free Printable Cross Stitch Saying and Sampler...
Stitch these free saying and samplers to add to your home or as gifts for friends and family.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Four-Petal Flower Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Four-Petal Flower cross stitch and back stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 19.
Free Small Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Small Ohm Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, door hanger, or magnet. Page 15.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Free Daffodil and Tulip Diamond Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Daffodil and Tulip Diamond cross stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 13.
Spicy Pumpkin Cross Stitch Patterns
Pumpkin cross stitch patterns for a cool autumn day.
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 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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Holiday Mini Motif...
Use these small patterns when teaching Cross Stitch. In the school room, for a home school lesson, in Sunday School, for a quick Vacation Bible School Craft, for a 4-H demonstration, a Scouting activity, an art project, or any other time you need a quick, easy craft idea.
Easy Count Guideline - Helpful Product for...
Easy Count Guideline is a nylon thread that assists the stitcher in locating the exact point to stitch on the fabric. When used to grid cross stitch fabric, the product forms squares that match the Cross Stitch pattern. The nylon thread is bright red, making it easily visible even as work on the project progresses.
Use a Waste Knot to Start a Stitch
Complete several stitches when starting a cross stitch with a waste knot. Page 2.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Free Seax Wica Cross Stitch Pattern
Seax Wica, founded in 1970, is inspired by Saxon religion of old, but is specifically not a reconstructionist tradition. The symbol of the tradition represents the moon, the sun, and the eight Wiccan sabbats. Page 22.
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 Hearts And Star Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Hearts And Star Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 28.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Free Goldfish Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Goldfish pattern is cute and will make a great first Cross Stitch project for kids. Page 13.
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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Free Purple Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Purple Hearts Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 26.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Bug Chart
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 12.
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 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.
Make Time for Cross Stitch - Time Saving Tips...
Make more time for Cross Stitch in your life by following these time-saving tips and hints.
Free Tangerine Heart Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Tangerine Heart Cross Stitch pattern for a Valentine's Day project or to show someone you care. Page 24.
Free Golden Star Cross Stitch Chart Pattern
Stitch this free Golden Star Cross Stitch Pattern for a pin, magnet, or even an ornament. Page 4.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Free Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - Mix-and-Ma...
Mix-and-Match Motifs may be used to create a bookmark or for a card for a graduate.
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.
Free Happy Birthday Cross Stitch Pattern...
Customize a birthday greeting for your friends or family using these free Happy Birthday Cross Stitch patterns.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Stitched Model of Free Hot Air Balloon Cross...
This model of the free Hot Air Balloon pattern was stitched on blue Aida count fabric. Page 9.
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 Stained Glass Window Cross Stitch Pattern...
Stitch this free Stained Glass Window cross stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 17.
Free Dragon Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Free Dragon Cross Stitch patterns to stitch and enjoy with the floss colors of your choice.
The Doctor Has Arrived: Dr. Who Cross Stitch...
Dr. Who cross stitch patterns for your favorite Whovian. From the Tardis to our favorite villains, links to your favorite Dr. Who cross stitch patterns.
Free Stabbed Heart Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Stabbed Heart Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 25.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Brown Dog
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Brown Dog, on a bookmark, card, or pin. Page 6.
Free Ohm (Large) Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Large Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a personalized design. Page 16.
Wide Variety of Tapestry Needle Sizes
Tapestry needles come in a wide variety of sizes. The larger the size number is, the smaller the needle. Page 3.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Tutorials on how to cross stitch wearable works...
From rings to bracelets, cross stitch jewelry allows you to create wearable works of art.
Free Printable Butterfly Fairy Cross Stitch Graph
The free Butterfly Fairy pattern is based on a fairy stencil pattern designed by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 9.
Free Heart-Within-Heart Cross Stitch Pattern
This free Heart-Within_Heart Cross Stitch Pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 29.
Free Ruffled Diamond Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Ruffled Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 15.
Free Hockey Sport Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 6.
Free Crown Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Crown motif Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, birthday card, or patch. Page 14.
Free Dove and Olive Branch Cross Stitch Pattern
The dove is often used as a symbol of peace. Stitch this design as a reminder that peace is worth seeking. Page 4.
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 Mandala Cross Stitch Charts
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
Free Dollar Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Dollar Sign silhouette chart with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 34.
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.
Free Hawaiian Flower Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Hawaiian Flower motif with the floss color suggested or with the floss color of your choice. Page 2.
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.
Free Sikh-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
The free Sikh-Themed Cross Stitch patterns may be used to decorate clothing, banners or altar cloths.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
Licensed Character Cross Stitch - Thomas the...
Sources for kits and patterns for favorite characters in Cross Stitch including Thomas the Tank Engine, various Disney character, Care Bears, and more.
Free Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Stitched Model of free Ruffled Diamond Cross...
This model of the free Ruffled Diamond Cross Stitch pattern stitched on sage green Aida fabric with DFN variegated floss. Page 16.
Free Candlewicking Alphabet Pattern - Free...
Use these letters to create Candlewicking sayings or monograms. Page 4.
Stitched Model of Satin Heart Hardanger Chart
This model of the free Satin Heart Hardanger Chart was stitched on 10-count plastic canvas. Page 8.
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 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 Bride and Groom Color Symbol Cross Stitch...
Stitch this Bride and Groom Cross Stitch pattern for a special couple adapting the colors as needed to reflect the wedding ceremony.
Free Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Model of the Free Hawaiian Flower Cross Stitch...
This model of the free Hawaiian Flower Motif pattern is stitched on patterned DMC Aida Fabric with Finca Floss. 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.
Free Heart and Arrow Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Heart and Arrow Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 30.
Free African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Oval Border
Use this free Small Oval Border Cross Stitch pattern as a border for a favorite saying. Page 3.

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