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Hummingbird Bookmark Photo
Jacabur1 submitted this photo of a project she stitched from a kit. Page 32.
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.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
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.
Cross Stitch Project - Transform a Tote with...
Transform a Purchased Tote with a Cross Stitch Design
An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Modern Plastic Canvas Cross Stitch from...
Plastic canvas ideas, patterns and tutorials from functional to funky such as Tetris magnets, Big Bang tissue box and a pop up tent.
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 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.
Free Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch Patterns -...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
Doggone cute cross stitch patterns for the dog...
Free and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
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 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 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 Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Free Diamond Border Cross Stitch Pattern
Celebrate Independence Day in style with a patriotic bookmark. Page 20.
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.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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.
From cotton floss to memory wire,the type of...
From traditional cotton floss to edgy memory wire, know your types of floss and their many uses to enhance your next cross stitch. project.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. 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.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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.
How to Increase and Decrease Your Stitch and...
The difference in cross stitch aida cloth size and how to increase or decrease the size of a pattern.
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.
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Cross Stitch Tip - Adding a Simple Border to a...
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
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 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.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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 Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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 Tips - How to Add Seed Beads to...
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Floral-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch these free floral cross stitch charts with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice.
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 Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
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 Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Free Now Join Hands Wedding Sampler Chart -...
Stitch this free Now Join Hands Wedding pattern for a special Bride and Groom, or to commemorate your own wedding day.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
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.
Free Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Free Dragon Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Free Dragon Cross Stitch patterns to stitch and enjoy with the floss colors of your choice.
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.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Ring Bearer Pillow...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler. Page 3.
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 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 Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Twisted Stitches - 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch and...
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.
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.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
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 Boo! Ghost Candlewicking Pattern - Free...
Create a ghostly Candlewicking project for a Halloween decoration. Page 40.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Baby Rattle One Solid Color Counted Cross...
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 3.
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 Baby Rattle Two Color Symbol Counted Cross...
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 4.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
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 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 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 Mandala Cross Stitch Charts
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Wedding Inspiratio...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler.
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.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Free Baby Bottle Alphabet - Free Baby-Themed...
Use this free baby alphabet pattern to chart designs for a special baby gift. Choose from four color schemes or select your own colors.
Celtic Obsessions - Cross Stitch Designs by...
Profile of Celtic Obsessions Cross Stitch designs and designer Stephanie Flynn.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
Cross Stitch Photo Album II
Photos of Cross Stitch projects submitted by About.com Cross Stitch members show examples of all sorts ways to use Cross Stitch.
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns for Your Favorite Kitty Lover.
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 Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns designed by Connie G. Barwick. Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Free Celtic Knot One Cross Stitch Patterns
Three versions of this free Celtic Knot pattern are presented including single color, two-color, and multi-color variations.
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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Free Baker's Dozen Alphabet Chart - Free Large...
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
Free Art Deco X Back Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Art Deco X Back Stitch pattern for a pin 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.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
Free Baby Bottle Alphabet Cross Stitch Pattern...
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.
Finishing and Framing Cross Stitch Projects
3 Ways to Finish and Frame Your Cross Stitch Project
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
The Tools Every Cross Stitcher Needs
Tools of cross stitch from Q-Snaps to needle minders. The best way to cross stitch efficiently.
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 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 Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
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.
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 Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Share Your Cross Stitch Experience - Share...
Share your tips, stories, and ideas with other stitchers.
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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Black Cat
Stitch this Free Black Cat Cross Stitch Pattern for a simple Halloween decoration.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Free Another Brick in the Wall Back Stitch...
Stitch this back stitch motif on a towel or as a background for a Cross Stitch design. Page 7.
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 - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
Free Trophy Cross Stitch Pattern
A Cross Stitch Trophy pattern to stitch for a favorite coach. Whether it's for your child's baseball team or your Roller Derby team coach, the gift will be sure to please.
Free Baby's Things Tote Bag Motif Cross Stitch...
Use this pattern to embellish a tote bag using waste canvas or applique. Another option is to make a simple bag from Monks Cloth or 6-count Aida and stitch the design directly on the bag. Alter the size of the bag as needed to ensure music books and accessories will fit in the bag. Page 10.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Free On This Day Wedding Motif Cross Stitch...
Personalize the On This Day Wedding pattern for a special wedding day remembrance.
Free Printable Zodiac Signs Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your sign or that of a friend for a great gift.
How to Make a Floss Storage System
Step-by-Step Instructions describe how to make a floss storage system.
Free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
Cross Stitch Kits
A Cross Stitch Kit contains many essential Cross Stitch supplies. Cross Stitch kits are great for beginning stitchers.
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 Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch Bookmark...
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. Page 4.
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 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 African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
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 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 Printable Cross Stitch Saying and Sampler...
Stitch these free saying and samplers to add to your home or as gifts for friends and family.
Cross Stitch Humbug Tutorials
Similar to biscornu in function, cross stitch humbug are fun projects for stitchers to work up using rectangular-shaped patterns. They create triangular shaped pincushions or ornaments that may be used for display or even scissor fobs.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Ocean Waves
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Ocean Waves, for a small framed design or a scrapbook page.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to display at St. Patrick's Day or throughout the year.
How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
Visual Index of Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Learn the stories behind the patterns and find out the materials used for each model. Each of these designs is available as a free pattern from About.com Cross Stitch.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
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 - Starfish Cross...
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
Free Animals and Other Creatures Mini Motif...
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
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 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.
Use a Waste Knot to Start a Stitch
Step-by-step directions for starting a stitch with a waste knot.
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.
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