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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.
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.
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 Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Decorate your tree with these wonderful cross...
Decorate your tree with whimsical and simplistic cross stitched ornaments.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Stitch the first stitch when stitching a back stitch.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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 Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
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 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.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
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 stitched gifts for coworkers, bosses and...
Whether you are trying to win over a boss or sympathize with a coworker, these patterns will win friends and influence people.
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 Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
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 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 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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Free Diamond Border Cross Stitch Pattern
Celebrate Independence Day in style with a patriotic bookmark. Page 20.
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 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.
Nutcracker Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns
Cross stitch patterns inspired by the Nutcracker Suite. From dancing sugar plum fairies to rat kings; all the patterns for the Christmas season.
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.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
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.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Free Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Sassy cross stitch gifts for snarky friends in...
Sassy and snarky cross stitched gifts for the cynical loved one in your life.
Small Gifts for Stitchers
Whether you are seeking stocking stuffer ideas or a small gift for mother's day or maybe a suitable present for your favorite stitcher's birthday, you are sure to get some great ideas from this array of suggested gift ideas.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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.
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 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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Hip cross stitch ideas for the male persuasion
From pop culture references to snarky quotes, cross stitch ideas for the man in your life.
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 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.
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.
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 Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Border Patterns
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
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. Page 2.
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.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake is suitable for a small winter or Christmas design. Page 22.
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 Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
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 do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - December 25th Motif
This free Cross Stitch pattern December 25th will make a great gift tag or ornament. This pattern is suitable for beginning stitchers. Page 20.
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.
Tutorials on how to cross stitch wearable works...
From rings to bracelets, cross stitch jewelry allows you to create wearable works of art.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Hearts
Stitch this free Christmas Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern for an ornament or a card.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Use a Waste Knot to Start a Stitch
Step-by-step directions for starting a stitch with a waste knot.
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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
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 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 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 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.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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 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 Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Stitched Model of Free Small Tree Pattern
This model of the free small tree pattern was stitched on white Aida fabric with DMC floss and embellished with beads and sequins. Page 18.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Holidays Mini...
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. Page 19.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
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.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Geometric...
Stitch this free Christmas Geometric Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a holiday card or ornament. Page 2.
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 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 Hockey Sport Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 6.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Motif - Small Christmas Tree...
Stitch this free Small Christmas Tree Cross Stitch pattern for a gift tag, a pin, or a card. Page 17.
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 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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Stitched Model of Free Celtic Cross Cross-Stitc...
This model of the Celtic Cross chart was stitched with 2 plies of Rainbow Gallery Caravan Rainbow Tweed (RT50) on light blue Aida fabric. Page 11.
Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson Two: Stitch a...
Stitch a Row of Half Stitches. Cross-Stitch. Page 4.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Striped Heart
Free Striped Heart Cross Stitch Pattern, Designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 12.
Free Mom's Bookmark Cross Stitch Chart - Free...
Stitch this free bookmark for Mom for Mother's Day or her birthday. Page 16.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C Trio -...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 4.
Free Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
It's never too soon to start cross stitching...
Be thankful for these free Thanksgiving cross stitch patterns. Stitch up something for yourself or for your hostess.
Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
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 My Book Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The model of the free My Book Bookmark pattern was stitched with Dinky Dyes 107. Page 15.
Stitched Model of the Free Dragon Bookmark...
This model of the free Dragon Bookmark pattern was stitched with Madeira floss. Page 9.
Free Ichthus Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch the free Christian Fish Symbol, also known as an Ichthus symbol, with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 9.
Free Brighid's Cross Cross-Stitch Pattern
Brighid's Cross is a symbol of the Irish goddess who presides over hearth and home. It is also used as a symbol of St. Brighid. Page 20.
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 Sports Motifs Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
Free Five Point Star in Circle Cross Stitch...
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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 Triple Crescent Cross Stitch Pattern
Another Goddess Symbol - The Triple Crescent Symbol is representative of the three phases of the moon. Page 21.
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 - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
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.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Christmas Bells Ornament Collection Cross...
The free Free Christmas Bell Ornament Pattern Cross Stitch Design is perfect for a small Christmas card or gift. Stitch the design in the floss color suggested or choose the colors you like.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Free Mom's Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The free Friendship bookmark was stitched with Threadworx floss. Page 17.
Free Medium Star of David Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Medium Star of David Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 3.
Free Five Point Star Cross Stitch Pattern
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.
Free Friendship Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The free Friendship bookmark was stitched with Soy Luster floss. Page 7.
Free Simple Christian Fish Symbol Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free Christian Fish symbol Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 8.
Free Mini Heart D Cross Stitch and Back Stitch...
Stitch this small motif for a variety of Cross Stitch projects. Page 5.
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.
Cross Stitch Tips - How to Add Seed Beads to...
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
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.
Cross Stitch Fabric - Aida Fabric
Aida fabric is the perfect material for Cross Stitch. Tiny holes in the fabric assist with stitch placement. Many colors of the fabric are available with fabric counts, or squares per inch, ranging from 11 to 18.
Palm Tree Motif Cross Stitch Design
Stitch this free Palm Tree motif to celebrate summer. Add the design to a t-shirt, coaster, or vacation scrapbook page. Page 9.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
To find the center of Cross Stitch Fabric, fold the fabric in half. Page 2.
Free Diwali Greetings Cross Stitch Pattern
Make a unique card for Diwali or frame the design to hang in your home. Page 2.
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.
Free Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols 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 May the Road Rise to Meet You Irish...
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
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