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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.
An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
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 Border or Bookmark One Cross Stitch Pattern
These free patterns will make great borders or bookmarks - stitch them using the floss colors of your choice.
Spicy Pumpkin Cross Stitch Patterns
Pumpkin cross stitch patterns for a cool autumn day.
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.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
How to pick the perfect cross stitch needle for...
Size, style and material are all something to consider when picking a needle for your cross stitch project.
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 Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Fall for Autumn Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns
From spicy pumpkin lattes to crunchy leaves under your feet, fall is the season that can not be beat. Settle into Autumn with these seasonal cross stitch patterns.
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.
Don't want to bug you! Bug inspired cross...
Creepy crawly bug inspired cross stitch patterns that will have you squirming in your chair.
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.
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 Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
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.
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.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Rainbow Gallery Baby Fluffy Fleece - Alpaca Blend
Baby Fluffy Fleece from Rainbow Gallery is a blend of 65% Alpaca, 32% wool, and 3% nylon. (The Baby Fluffy Fleece will be suitable for most Cross Stitch projects, but a larger size, Fluffy Fleece, is available for other embroidery and needlepoint projects.)
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
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.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
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.
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 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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Use a Waste Knot to Start a Stitch
Step-by-step directions for starting a stitch with a waste knot.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
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 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.
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.
A brief history of Blackwork and the techniques...
A brief history of Blackwork including techniques and books on the subject.
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.
Free Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
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 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.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
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 Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Tutorials on how to cross stitch wearable works...
From rings to bracelets, cross stitch jewelry allows you to create wearable works of art.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Bug Color Symbol...
This little bug motif will stitch up as a cute pin or use waste canvas to add the motif to a hat or tote bag. Page 11.
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.
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.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Free Ten Commandments Symbol Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Ten Commandments Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the suggested colors or select your own floss colors. Page 12.
Free Eye of Ra / Udjat Symbol Cross Stitch...
Similar to the Eye of Horus, the Eye of Ra is one of the most ancient magical symbols. Also called the udjat, the Eye of Ra was painted on the boats of Egyptian fishermen for protection. Page 15.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Spider
Stitch this free Spider Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration or pin. Page 4.
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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Cross Stitch Photo Album I
Photos of Cross Stitch projects submitted by About.com Cross Stitch members show examples of all sorts ways to use Cross Stitch.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Free Golden Star Cross Stitch Chart Pattern
Stitch this free Golden Star Cross Stitch Pattern for a pin, magnet, or even an ornament. Page 4.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
Free Goldfish Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Goldfish pattern is cute and will make a great first Cross Stitch project for kids. Page 13.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake is suitable for a small winter or Christmas design. Page 22.
Rawr! Dinosaur Inspired Cross Stitch Pattens
Unleash your inner paleontologist with this dinosaur inspired cross stitch patterns.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
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 Irish Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern Model
This model of the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern is shown as if stitched on white Aida fabric. Page 2.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake
Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
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.
Free Home Sweet Home Saying Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch pattern for a friend or yourself.
Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
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 Triple Spiral Cross Stitch Pattern Model
This model of the free Triple Spiral or Triskele Cross Stitch Pattern was stitched on Dark Navy Aida fabric with DMC 471 floss. Page 6.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
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 Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
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 Cross Stitch Home Patterns
From contemporary to traditional, these free home cross stitch patterns are a perfect way to decorate your living space.
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.
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 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.
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 Sun Wheel Cross Stitch Chart
Often called the Sun Wheel, the Wheel of the Year represents the eight Wiccan Sabbats. Page 8.
Free Sunburst Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Sunburst Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 11.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Bug Chart
This little bug motif will stitch up as a cute pin or use waste canvas to add the motif to a hat or tote bag. Page 12.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
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.
Public Domain Cross Stitch Sites
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch patterns.
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 Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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.
Save some money with these free cross stitch...
Free cross stitch patterns from around the internet for personal use only
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Starfish Cross...
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
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 Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
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 Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
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.
Wide Variety of Tapestry Needle Sizes
Tapestry needles come in a wide variety of sizes. The larger the size number is, the smaller the needle. Page 3.
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 Daisy Diamond Counted Cross Stitch Pattern...
Stitch this free Daisy Diamond Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 22.
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 Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
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 Ohm (Large) Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Large Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a personalized design. Page 16.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Witch Saying
Stitch this free Witch Saying Cross Stitch pattern for a simple Halloween decoration. Page 5.
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 Animals and Other Creatures Mini Motif...
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
Free May the Road Rise to Meet You Irish...
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
Free Dinosaur Cross Stitch Patterns
These simple Dinosaur Cross Stitch patterns will make great additions to you dino-loving kid's room.

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