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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.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
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.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross 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.
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 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 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 Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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 Bodice Ripper Bookmark Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 10.
Pump up your cross stitch skills with this...
Pump up those cross stitch muscles with a quick and easy cross stitch workout. No need to go to the gym, just lounge on the couch and learn a new skill.
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 Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
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 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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
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 Spring Follows Winter Saying Color...
Stitch this free Spring Follows Winter Cross Stitch saying for a gift or to decorate your home.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
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.
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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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 Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
Featured Free St. Valentine's Day Cross Stitch...
Valentine's Day to add a little lovingly sweet charm to your Valentine's decor and cards. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
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 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.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Ichthus Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch the free Christian Fish Symbol, also known as an Ichthus symbol, with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 9.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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.
Free Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Be Mine - Free...
Stitch this free Be Mine Cross Stitch pattern for a Valentine's Day Card.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Stitched Model of Free Celtic Cross Cross-Stitc...
This model of the Celtic Cross chart was stitched with 2 plies of Rainbow Gallery Caravan Rainbow Tweed (RT50) on light blue Aida fabric. Page 11.
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 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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
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 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 - Striped Heart
Free Striped Heart Cross Stitch Pattern, Designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 12.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
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 Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
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.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Free Dove Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Dove Silhouette pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 5.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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 To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Organizing your cross stitch supplies to fit...
Organizing your cross stitch supplies to fit your lifestyle will keep your crafting area free of clutter and chaos.
How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free St. Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Charts
Use these free Valentine's Day patterns to create unique designs for decorating, gift-giving, and more.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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 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 Triple Spiral Cross Stitch Pattern Model
This model of the free Triple Spiral or Triskele Cross Stitch Pattern was stitched on Dark Navy Aida fabric with DMC 471 floss. Page 6.
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 Assisi Dove Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Assisi Dove pattern with the floss color suggested or use the one of your choice. Page 3.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
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 Maple Leaf Candlewicking Pattern -...
Stitch a simple Maple Leaf Candlewicking Motif using colonial knots. Page 5.
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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
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 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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Birthday -...
Birthday design with number chart for adding ages to stitch for a card or scrapbook design. Page 3.
Free Friendship Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The free Friendship bookmark was stitched with Soy Luster floss. Page 7.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Meandering Path...
Use the free Cross Stitch pattern, Meandering Path Border, on a towel, around a motif, or around a favorite saying. Page 2.
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 Triple Spiral Cross Stitch Pattern -...
The Triple Spiral, or Triskele Symbol, is an ancient symbol associated with Celtic designs, but has also been found in Buddhist writings, Lycaean coins, Isle of Man bank notes, and is the symbol of Sicily. Page 5.
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. It was stitched using fabric and floss from Stellar Fibers. Page 9.
Free One Dozen More Easter Egg Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Easter Egg Cross Stitch patterns with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice to create these free Easter-themed Cross Stitch patterns.
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 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 Cross Stitch Patterns - Starfish Cross...
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
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.
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 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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Solid Heart Border
This free Cross Stitch pattern, Solid Heart Border, is a perfect project for beginning Stitchers. Page 4.
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.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
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 Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Free Candlewicking Alphabet Pattern - Free...
Use these letters to create Candlewicking sayings or monograms. Page 4.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Lamb and Cross Cross-Stitch Pattern
The Lamb and Cross Symbol also called the Agnus Dei Cross, is a symbol of the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. Page 7.
Free Ten Commandments Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Ten Commandments Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the suggested colors or select your own floss colors. Page 12.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Flower Garden Quilt
This free Flower Garden Cross Stitch Pattern was inspired by a quilt my grandmother made for me.
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.
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 Trinity Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
Three interlocking rings, called the Borromean rings, are often used to represent the Trinity in Christian symbology. Page 6.
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.
Ring in the new year with a wide variety of...
Cross stitch patterns to ring in the New Year.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C Trio -...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 4.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Stitched Model of Free Bunnies Squared Counted...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 6.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A, designed by Connie G. Barwick
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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
To find the center of Cross Stitch Fabric, fold the fabric in half. Page 2.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Triple Horn of Odin Cross Stitch Pattern
The Triple Horn of Odin is made of three interlocking drinking horns, and represents Odin, the father of Norse gods. Page 10.
Free Five Point Star in Circle Cross Stitch...
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
Free Satin Heart Hardanger Pattern - Free...
Stitch the free Satin Heart Hardanger Chart for a Valentine's Day project, wedding design, or any other project for someone special in your life. Page 7.
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 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.
Free Bride and Groom Symbol 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. Page 2.
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.
Free Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Free Eye of Ra / Udjat Symbol Cross Stitch...
Similar to the Eye of Horus, the Eye of Ra is one of the most ancient magical symbols. Also called the udjat, the Eye of Ra was painted on the boats of Egyptian fishermen for protection. Page 15.
Free May the Road Rise to Meet You Irish...
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
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