Cross-Stitch: Most Popular Articles
From contemporary to traditional, these free home cross stitch patterns are a perfect way to decorate your living space.
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.
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Monster cross stitch patterns for your favorite guy or ghoul this Halloween season.
Cross stitch can benefit your mental health by staying focused, remaining calm, building community and reducing stress.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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.
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.
These free Christmas patterns are quick and easy to stitch. Use them for ornaments, gift tags, or whatever holiday projects you can dream up.
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.
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 Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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.
Stand out in a crowd by creating one of kind cross stitch designs on clothing and accessories.
Make a unique card for Diwali or frame the design to hang in your home. Page 2.
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.
This small free back stitch alphabet is perfect for adding small words to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 7.
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
Halloween patterns to add a little spooky charm to your Halloween decor. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
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. Page 2.
Stitch this free Spider Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration or pin. Page 4.
View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.
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 Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
Follow these tips and instructions for making your own greeting cards for holidays and special occasions.
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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 this small alphabet to sign your work or to chart small sayings for miniature samplers. Page 8.
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.
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Determine the Placement of the First Stitch. Page 2.
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
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 designed by Connie G. Barwick. Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts.
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Stitch this free Witch Saying Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. Page 5.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
The Witching You a Happy Halloween Saying will look great stitched on dark blue fabric as shown. Page 3.
Two symbols in a square on a Cross Stitch pattern indicate stitching two quarter stitches. Page 2.
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.
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.
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 fabric.
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Stitch the free Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 2.
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 2.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Stitch this free Gratitude saying pattern for a Thanksgiving decoration or an everyday reminder of the sentiment.
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Stitch this free Christmas Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern for an ornament or a card.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
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 is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
Stitch this free Daisy Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 22.
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Kathy posted this helpful information in the Cross Stitch Forum.
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.
Stitch these free wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns to celebrate your own wedding or that of a couple who is special to you.
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.
Use these free Summer-themed Cross Stitch Patterns to embellish your summer togs, beach towels, totes, or for other Cross Stitch projects.
Create your own Day of the Dead decorations using these free skull Cross Stitch patterns.
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Ernest Thesiger was best known as an actor but he was also an activist for disabled war veterans and and excellent at needlework.
Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
Beginners to Cross Stitch can learn to stitch a small design as they complete three lessons. Tips for beginners are included.
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
This model of the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern is shown as if stitched on white Aida fabric. Page 2.
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. Page 4.
The free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 22.
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
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.
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Jofjahaca submitted this tip about how she signs her Cross Stitch Projects.
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 the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
Stitch this Assisi Dove pattern with the floss color suggested or use the one of your choice. Page 3.
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.
Incorporate your favorite hobby into your holiday celebrations as you use Cross Stitch for gifts, cards, decorative ideas, and more.
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.
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to display at St. Patrick's Day or throughout the year.
Create customized Cross Stitch Projects by following the guidance of these step-by-step tutorials and how-to instructions.
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.
Stitch the free Christian Fish symbol Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 8.
Often called the Sun Wheel, the Wheel of the Year represents the eight Wiccan Sabbats. Page 8.
Use these free border Cross Stitch Patterns around a saying or small design.
Stitch this free Alphabet Block Sampler as is or use the individual letter to chart a monogram or saying.
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch patterns.
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Stitch this free A is for Apple Cross Stitch pattern individually or collect the entire set of mini samplers for a larger project.
Stitch this My Book bookmark for yourself to stake your claim on your favorite book. Page 14.
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 is suitable for a small winter or Christmas design. Page 22.
Use this Moon and Star Cross Stitch pattern for a child's blanket or a special birth announcement. Page 18.
Stitch this simple motif in Christmas colors for an ornament, or alter the colors as you desire.
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Stitch this free Ant Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 5.
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Stitch this free Beach Read bookmark for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Use the free Holi and Diwali Cross Stitch patterns for cards or special decorations.
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 X Marks the Spot Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 20.
Stitch this Bride and Groom Cross Stitch pattern for a special couple adapting the colors as needed to reflect the wedding ceremony.
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Stitch this free Halloween Pumpkin Cross Stitch pattern for a treat bag, t-shirt, or card. Page 6.
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.
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.