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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 or for charting sayings. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
Free Baby-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns from...
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 Stitch a Single Cross Stitch - From...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch
Free Cross Stitch Bookmark Patterns - Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
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.
Getting Started With Cross Stitch
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic 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 Embroidery Patterns
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Free Baby-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
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.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Image of Bird Bath Cross Stitch Project
Image of a bird bath with five birds stitched by crossstitch crazy from a kit.
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.
Victorian Elegance - Close Up - Stitched and...
Photos of Cross Stitch Designs Submitted by About Cross Stitch Users
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 Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch Bookmark...
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. Page 4.
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 Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
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 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 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.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
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 Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Free One Dozen More Easter Egg Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Easter Egg Cross Stitch patterns with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice to create these free Easter-themed Cross Stitch patterns.
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.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Free Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
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.
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 Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
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 Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for 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 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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
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 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 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.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen 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 Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
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.
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 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 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.
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 Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
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 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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
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 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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Free Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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.
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 Baby is Sleeping Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Need a quick gift for a baby shower? Use the free Quiet, Baby is Sleeping Cross Stitch pattern to create a simple door hanger. Personalize the design or keep a universal baby gift on hand.
Free Easter Egg Cross Stitch Patterns -...
Stitch these free Easter Egg Cross Stitch patterns for a variety of Easter projects. Create ornaments, greeting cards, place cards, pins, bookmarks, or basket decorations.
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 On This Day Wedding Motif Cross Stitch...
Personalize the On This Day Wedding pattern for a special wedding day remembrance.
Free Earth Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
In the four classical elements, earth is considered the ultimate feminine element. In the spring, at the time of new growth and life, the earth quickens and grows full with the beginnings of each year's crop. Page 3.
Free Traffic Light Bookmark Cross Stitch...
This model of the free Traffic Light Bookmark was stitched with Rainbow Gallery Splendor floss and Madeira Cotton Floss. Page 2.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
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 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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Birthday -...
Birthday design with number chart for adding ages to stitch for a card or scrapbook design. Page 3.
Free Hamsa Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Three versions of the traditional Hamsa symbol for you to stitch with the floss color(s) of your choice.
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.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Online Sources of Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Learn more about finding free Cross Stitch Patterns online - various sources and tips for hunting are listed.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
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.
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 Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Counted Cross Stitch Charts for Mother's Day
Free Cross Stitch patterns for Mother's Day. Stitch a special gift for Mom. Create a card, a small framed-design or a motif for a scrapbook page.
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 Hecate's Wheel Cross Stitch Pattern
Hecate's Wheel is a labyrinthine symbol also known as the Stropholos of Hecate that has connections with the powers of knowledge and life. Page 12.
Free Cross Motif Patterns - Cross Stitch and...
Stitch these free Cross motif patterns for Christmas ornaments, Easter decorations, Bible covers, or to decorate clothing items for Christian children and teens.
Finished Design Size
Finished Design Size refers to the actual space the stitched design takes up on the Cross Stitch Fabric.
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 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 Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
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 Summer-Themed Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Use these free Summer-themed Cross Stitch Patterns to embellish your summer togs, beach towels, totes, or for other Cross Stitch projects.
Skein of Embroidery Floss
A skein of embroidery floss is used in cross stitch.
Free Lamb and Cross Cross-Stitch Pattern
The Lamb and Cross Symbol also called the Agnus Dei Cross, is a symbol of the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. Page 7.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Free Dragon Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Free Dragon Cross Stitch patterns to stitch and enjoy with the floss colors of your choice.
Cross Stitch Tip - Adding a Simple Border to a...
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
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.
Bride and Groom Initial Pattern - Wedding...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler.
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.
Chicken Scratch Basics
Chicken Scratch is a traditional embroidery style that shares many stitches in common with Cross Stitch. Chicken Scratch is done in gingham fabric.
Free Sports Motifs Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
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 Cross Stitch Patterns - Tiny Angel and...
Add a saying to this tiny angel for a personalized gift or use the alphabet provided to chart your own saying.
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.
Easy Easter Cross Stitch Patterns
Simple to stitch Cross Stitch patterns for Easter projects.
Free Thankful Alphabet Cross Stitch Pattern
Use the Thankful Alphabet pattern to chart your own sayings with the Pumpkin Border. Or use it for other projects. Page 4.
Free Diamond Border Cross Stitch Pattern
Celebrate Independence Day in style with a patriotic bookmark. Page 20.
Free Cupcake Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Stitch a small cupcake motif, border, or saying for a fun decoration for your home or a gift.
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 African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss
J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss is used by cross stitch and embroidery enthusiasts for projects.
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.
Free Sun Motif Cross Stitch Chart
Stitch this Sun motif on plastic canvas and make a small frame for a beachy photo. Page 6.
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.
Be a Part of the About.com Cross Stitch Forum...
The About.com Cross Stitch Forum never closes. It's open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and with members who are early birds and others who are night owls, the discussions continue all hours. Why not join us there, or participate in the Cross Stitch community projects by submitting a Cross Stitch tip or a Cross Stitch photo?
Free Daisy Diamond Counted Cross Stitch Pattern...
Stitch this free Daisy Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 22.
Free Home Sweet Home Saying Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch pattern for a friend or yourself.
Cross Stitch Fabrics and Stitching Surfaces
Many different types of fabrics and stitching surfaces may be used in Cross Stitch embroidery.
Free Assisi Dove Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Assisi Dove pattern with the floss color suggested or use the one of your choice. Page 3.
Free Baker's Dozen Alphabet Chart - Free Large...
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Meandering Path...
Use the free Cross Stitch pattern, Meandering Path Border, on a towel, around a motif, or around a favorite saying. Page 2.
Free Egyptian-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
Fun charts to stitch for the fan of Egyptology in your life. Many of them may be stitched with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
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.
Bah Humbug Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Part...
This free Bah Humbug pattern will make a great gift for your favorite Scrooge. Page 2.
Free Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
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.

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