Cross-Stitch: Most Popular Articles
Here are the latest additions to the free Cross Stitch pattern collection at About.com Cross Stitch. Have you added them to your pattern stash yet?
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.
Alphabet Patterns always come in handy for personalizing Cross Stitch designs and projects. These patterns are provided free by various websites.
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Stitch these charts to decorate your library or as a gift for a literary friend.
Make a square pincushion for your favorite stitcher or yourself. Page 10.
Ann in N.J. shares a photo of flower magnets she made. The designs are from a Donna Kooler publication.
Over 30 Cross Stitch bookmark designs by Sandy Orton range from serious to sentimental to kid-friendly motifs.
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
French knots and Colonial knots are used to enhance Cross Stitch designs.
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
These free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners are simple and easy to stitch making them perfect for stitchers who are just starting out.
This free Maple Leaf Mini Quilt Cross Stitch chart was inspired by the Maple Leaf Quilt Block. Page 3.
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.
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Tips for cross stitching with children including tools needed for the perfect project, free patterns and words of encouragement.
Back to School cross stitch patterns are a perfect addition to your backpack or pencil back. You can show your teacher appreciation by cross stitching a sampler.
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 22.
A review of PC and Mac cross stitch pattern software to customize your own patterns.
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
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.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
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.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet patterns to chart your own sayings, stitch as samplers, or for signing your finished projects.
Use these free Candlewicking patterns to create simple, but elegant designs. Candlewicking is an embroidery style that combines colonial knots and other embroidery stitches.
Halloween patterns to add a little spooky charm to your Halloween decor. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.
Tips on how to prevent and repair cross stitch floss from bleeding and ruining your finished project.
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
This small free back stitch alphabet is perfect for adding small words to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 7.
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
Stitch these free wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns to celebrate your own wedding or that of a couple who is special to you.
View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
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.
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 Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns designed by Connie G. Barwick. Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts.
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.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Use this small alphabet to sign your work or to chart small sayings for miniature samplers. Page 8.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
Cross stitch can benefit your mental health by staying focused, remaining calm, building community and reducing stress.
Kathy posted this great information about variegated flosses in the About.com Cross Stitch Forum.
Stitch this free Golden Star Cross Stitch Pattern for a pin, magnet, or even an ornament. Page 4.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Review of Twisted Stitches - 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and Embroidery Designs by Phil Davison. Twisted Stitches is not only a great book for cool, subversive stitching projects, it is also nicely presented and will make a lovely addition to your stitching library. I am not quite sure whether to stitch from it or display it on my coffee table.
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 2.
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 4.
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
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.
Stitch the free Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 2.
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
stitch this Maples On Point Cross Stitch Chart for a quilt-inspired project. Page 4.
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. Page 2.
The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Birthday design with number chart for adding ages to stitch for a card or scrapbook design. Page 3.
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Learn all about Hardanger Embroidery and find free patterns and lessons to get you started with this traditional counted thread embroidery style.
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Stitch this Maple Leaf Blackwork chart with the floss colors of your choice. Page 5.
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
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.
Stitch the free I Love You Sign Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Stitch only the outline or fill in the stitched outline with your favorite floss colors or beads, paints, or other media.
Use this design to coordinate with the free I Love You Sign pattern. Use the floss color(s) of your choice to stitch the motif. Page 2.
Stitch this Assisi Dove pattern with the floss color suggested or use the one of your choice. Page 3.
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
The free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 22.
These simple Dinosaur Cross Stitch patterns will make great additions to you dino-loving kid's room.
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns for Your Favorite Kitty Lover.
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.
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.
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
Beginners to Cross Stitch can learn to stitch a small design as they complete three lessons. Tips for beginners are included.
Begin with a Row of Cross Stitches. Page 2.
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Create customized Cross Stitch Projects by following the guidance of these step-by-step tutorials and how-to instructions.
Another Goddess Symbol - The Triple Crescent Symbol is representative of the three phases of the moon. Page 21.
To find the center of Cross Stitch Fabric, fold the fabric in half. Page 2.
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.
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
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.
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
Use this free Small Oval Border Cross Stitch pattern as a border for a favorite saying. Page 3.
Stitch these free floral cross stitch charts with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice.
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
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.
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Use the free Cross Stitch pattern, Meandering Path Border, on a towel, around a motif, or around a favorite saying. Page 2.
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
Stitch this free Alphabet Block Sampler as is or use the individual letter to chart a monogram or saying.
Stitch this free Baby Bottle Cross Stitch pattern for a birth announcement, baby bib, burp cloth, or birth announcement card. Page 3.
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 and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Stitch the free Christian Fish Symbol, also known as an Ichthus symbol, with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 9.
Tips on how to protect, care for, and clean Cross Stitch fabric.
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Stitch this free Zodiac Cross Stitch pattern for yourself or your favorite Aquarius. Page 13.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Use the letters in the free baby bottle alphabet chart to create a special design for a new addition to your family or a friend's family.
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.
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.