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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.
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.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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 Cross Stitch Home Patterns
From contemporary to traditional, these free home cross stitch patterns are a perfect way to decorate your living space.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Stitch the first stitch when stitching a back stitch.
Cross Stitch Mystery Books for Cool Autumn Nights
Give your hand and wrist a rest between projects by catching up on your favorite cross stitch mystery book.
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
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 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 Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Cross Stitch a Monster for Your Favorite Guy or...
Monster cross stitch patterns for your favorite guy or ghoul this Halloween season.
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 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.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
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 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 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 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 Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Free Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Spider
Stitch this free Spider Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration or pin. Page 4.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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 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.
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.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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 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 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.
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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 and Back Stitch Border Patterns
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
Free Friendship Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The free Friendship bookmark was stitched with Soy Luster floss. Page 7.
Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
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 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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Witch Saying
Stitch this free Witch Saying Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. 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 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.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
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 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 Animals and Other Creatures Mini Motif...
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
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 Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
How to Make Various Cross Stitch Cards
Follow these tips and instructions for making your own greeting cards for holidays and special occasions.
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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
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 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 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 Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
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.
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 Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Free Diwali Greetings Cross Stitch Pattern
Make a unique card for Diwali or frame the design to hang in your home. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
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.
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.
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 Day of the Dead Skull Cross Stitch Pattern
Create your own Day of the Dead decorations using these free skull Cross Stitch patterns.
Free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
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 Candlewicking Ornament Square One
Create a unique Candlewicking Square Ornament using the floss colors of your choice. Page 19.
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 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 Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Sports Motifs Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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.
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 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 Pattern - Christmas Hearts
Stitch this free Christmas Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern for an ornament or a card.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
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 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.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Free Thanksgiving Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Thanksgiving Cross Stitch patterns to use in your holiday decor, for invitations, or placemats or ornaments.
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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
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 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 Patterns - Borders
Use these free border Cross Stitch Patterns around a saying or small design.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
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 - Happy Birthday -...
Birthday design with number chart for adding ages to stitch for a card or scrapbook design. Page 3.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
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.
Free Nine-Patch Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 19.
How To Stitch a Smyrna Cross Stitch - Cross...
The Smyrna Cross Stitch may be substituted for the cross stitch in small Cross Stitch designs or stitched in rows and columns around designs.
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 Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Geometric...
Stitch this free Christmas Geometric Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a holiday card or ornament. Page 3.
Free Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
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 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.
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 Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
How to Fake a French Knot
Stitch a French Knot or Colonial Knot. Page 2.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Free Dad's Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 18.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Mini Ornament...
Stitch each mini ornament separately or collect them all to create a larger project.
Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson Two: Stitch a...
Learn How to Stitch a Block of Cross Stitches
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 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 Happy Turkey Day Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Turkey alone or stitch the entire motif for a cute Thanksgiving Cross Stitch pattern. Page 2.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
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 Diamond Border Cross Stitch Pattern
Celebrate Independence Day in style with a patriotic bookmark. Page 20.
Free Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
Free Ruffled Diamond Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Ruffled Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 15.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Solid Heart Border
This free Cross Stitch pattern, Solid Heart Border, is a perfect project for beginning Stitchers. Page 4.
Free Mandala Cross Stitch Charts
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
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