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Jacabur1 submitted this photo of a project she stitched from a kit. Page 32.
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.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 10.
Transform a Purchased Tote with a Cross Stitch Design
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Plastic canvas ideas, patterns and tutorials from functional to funky such as Tetris magnets, Big Bang tissue box and a pop up tent.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps.
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
Free and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
These free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners are simple and easy to stitch making them perfect for stitchers who are just starting out.
Use these free Candlewicking patterns to create simple, but elegant designs. Candlewicking is an embroidery style that combines colonial knots and other embroidery stitches.
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 free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Celebrate Independence Day in style with a patriotic bookmark. Page 20.
View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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 traditional cotton floss to edgy memory wire, know your types of floss and their many uses to enhance your next cross stitch. project.
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Stitch this Bride and Groom Cross Stitch pattern for a special couple adapting the colors as needed to reflect the wedding ceremony.
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
The difference in cross stitch aida cloth size and how to increase or decrease the size of a pattern.
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.
Learn How to Cross Stitch - Cross Stitch Tutorials and Information Learn How to Cross Stitch - Cross
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
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 how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Stitch these free wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns to celebrate your own wedding or that of a couple who is special to you.
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Stitch these free floral cross stitch charts with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice.
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
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.
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Stitch this free Now Join Hands Wedding pattern for a special Bride and Groom, or to commemorate your own wedding day.
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.
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 19.
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Free Dragon Cross Stitch patterns to stitch and enjoy with the floss colors of your choice.
Halloween patterns to add a little spooky charm to your Halloween decor. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler. Page 3.
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.
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.
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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.
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Create a ghostly Candlewicking project for a Halloween decoration. Page 40.
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 3.
The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.
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 A is for Apple Cross Stitch pattern individually or collect the entire set of mini samplers for a larger project.
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.
Stitch this free Alphabet Block Sampler as is or use the individual letter to chart a monogram or saying.
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler.
Stitch this free Four-Petal Flower cross stitch and back stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 19.
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Use this free baby alphabet pattern to chart designs for a special baby gift. Choose from four color schemes or select your own colors.
Profile of Celtic Obsessions Cross Stitch designs and designer Stephanie Flynn.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
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 for Your Favorite Kitty Lover.
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.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Three versions of this free Celtic Knot pattern are presented including single color, two-color, and multi-color variations.
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
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
Stitch this free Art Deco X Back Stitch pattern for a pin or ornament. Page 3.
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
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.
3 Ways to Finish and Frame Your Cross Stitch Project
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
Tools of cross stitch from Q-Snaps to needle minders. The best way to cross stitch efficiently.
Stitch the free Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 2.
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.
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
Sources for kits and patterns for favorite characters in Cross Stitch including Thomas the Tank Engine, various Disney character, Care Bears, and more.
Beginners to Cross Stitch can learn to stitch a small design as they complete three lessons. Tips for beginners are included.
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Share your tips, stories, and ideas with other stitchers.
The free Butterfly Fairy pattern is based on a fairy stencil pattern designed by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 9.
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Stitch this Free Black Cat Cross Stitch Pattern for a simple Halloween decoration.
Learn all about Hardanger Embroidery and find free patterns and lessons to get you started with this traditional counted thread embroidery style.
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Stitch this back stitch motif on a towel or as a background for a Cross Stitch design. Page 7.
Use this Moon and Star Cross Stitch pattern for a child's blanket or a special birth announcement. Page 18.
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
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.
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.
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
Personalize the On This Day Wedding pattern for a special wedding day remembrance.
Stitch your sign or that of a friend for a great gift.
Step-by-Step Instructions describe how to make a floss storage system.
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
A Cross Stitch Kit contains many essential Cross Stitch supplies. Cross Stitch kits are great for beginning stitchers.
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. 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.
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.
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Create customized Cross Stitch Projects by following the guidance of these step-by-step tutorials and how-to instructions.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.
Stitch these free saying and samplers to add to your home or as gifts for friends and family.
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.
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Ocean Waves, for a small framed design or a scrapbook page.
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to display at St. Patrick's Day or throughout the year.
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
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.
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.
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Use this free Small Oval Border Cross Stitch pattern as a border for a favorite saying. Page 3.
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
This small free back stitch alphabet is perfect for adding small words to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 7.
Stitch this free Daffodil and Tulip Diamond cross stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 13.
Step-by-step directions for starting a stitch with a waste knot.
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.