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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. These patterns are provided free by various websites.
Public Domain Cross Stitch Sites
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch 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.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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.
Flower Motif Magnets Photo - Submitted by Ann...
Ann in N.J. shares a photo of flower magnets she made. The designs are from a Donna Kooler publication.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Latest Free Patterns Added to About.com Cross...
Here are the latest additions to the free Cross Stitch pattern collection at About.com Cross Stitch. Have you added them to your pattern stash yet?
Kathy's Tip On Using Variegated Flosses, Part One
Kathy posted this great information about variegated flosses in the About.com Cross Stitch Forum.
Sandy Orton's Hold That Thought Bookmarks -...
Over 30 Cross Stitch bookmark designs by Sandy Orton range from serious to sentimental to kid-friendly motifs.
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.
French Knot
French knots and Colonial knots are used to enhance Cross Stitch designs.
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.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
Quotes from Authors Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch these charts to decorate your library or as a gift for a literary friend.
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 Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Use these additional letters and numbers to alter the Happy Anniversary design. Page 3.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
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 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 Beach Read Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Beach Read bookmark for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
Bah Humbug Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Part...
This free Bah Humbug pattern will make a great gift for your favorite Scrooge. Page 3.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
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.
Make a Cross Stitch Pincushion - Free Square...
Make a square pincushion for your favorite stitcher or yourself. Page 10.
A Sampling of 2014 Best Cross Stitch Books
Sample a few of the best cross stitch books that 2014 has to offer. From traditional to contemporary, there is a book for every type of cross stitch fan,
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Spider
Stitch this free Spider Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration or pin. Page 4.
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 Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
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.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
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.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Cross Stitch Trends for 2014
Clothing, foxes, hooplas and jewelry are just a few of the hot cross stitch trends for 2014.
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 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 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.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
The Doctor Has Arrived: Dr. Who Cross Stitch...
Dr. Who cross stitch patterns for your favorite Whovian. From the Tardis to our favorite villains, links to your favorite Dr. Who cross stitch patterns.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
Free Sports Motifs Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
Cross Stitch Patterns for the Camping Enthusiast
Outdoor and camping patterns for the nature enthusiast in your life. Find the perfect pattern for your forest friends
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.
How to Stitch a Herringbone Stitch
Learn how to stitch a herringbone stitch by following these diagrams.
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.
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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Free African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
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.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Witch Saying
Stitch this free Witch Saying Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. Page 5.
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 Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
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.
Carrol Nielsen's Christmas Cross Stitch Designs
Carrol Nielsen started designing her own patterns when she ran out of magazine charts to stitch.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Free Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
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 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 Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Dove and Olive Branch Cross Stitch Pattern
The dove is often used as a symbol of peace. Stitch this design as a reminder that peace is worth seeking. Page 4.
Free No Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Add what you are against to this design and create a special button or pin. Page 19.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Pirate Flag (Large) Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Large Pirate Flag Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a customized design. Page 17.
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.
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 Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch Bookmark...
The free Am I Bugging You Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with Finca floss. Page 4.
Free Sunburst Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Sunburst Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 11.
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 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.
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 Thor's Hammer Cross Stitch Pattern
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.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
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.
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 Smiley Face Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. 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 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 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 Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
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 Candlewicking Alphabet Pattern - Free...
Use these letters to create Candlewicking sayings or monograms. Page 4.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Software to make your own cross stitch patterns
A review of PC and Mac cross stitch pattern software to customize your own patterns.
Stitched Model of Satin Heart Hardanger Chart
This model of the free Satin Heart Hardanger Chart was stitched on 10-count plastic canvas. Page 8.
Free Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
Free Maple Leaf Mini Quilt Cross Stitch Pattern...
This free Maple Leaf Mini Quilt Cross Stitch chart was inspired by the Maple Leaf Quilt Block. Page 3.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Free Dollar Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Dollar Sign silhouette chart with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 34.
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 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 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 Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Ghost - Solid Color
Stitch this free Ghost Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. Page 3.
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 Pattern - Halloween Pumpkin -...
Stitch this free Halloween Pumpkin Cross Stitch pattern for a treat bag, t-shirt, or card. Page 6.
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 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.
Free Triple Horn of Odin Cross Stitch Pattern
The Triple Horn of Odin is made of three interlocking drinking horns, and represents Odin, the father of Norse gods. Page 10.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Free Cross Stitch Solar Cross Pattern
The Solar Cross, also known as Wotan's Cross, represents the sun, the four seasons, and the four classical elements. It is also used as an astroligical symbol for the earth. Page 9.
Free Baby Rattle Two Symbol Counted Cross...
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 5.
Free Dove Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Dove Silhouette pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 5.
Free Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
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 Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
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.
Stitched Model of Free Sunburst Cross Stitch...
Stitched Model of Free Sunburst Cross Stitch pattern, stitched Assisi-style on 14-count Aida fabric with DMC floss. Page 12.
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.
Doggone cute cross stitch patterns for the dog...
Free and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Free Handcuffs Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Handcuffs Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 33.
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