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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.
Bless your house with these home inspired cross...
From traditional to whimsical, home inspired cross stitch patterns add extra love to your home and update your style.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
School is Cool with These Back to School Cross...
Back to School cross stitch patterns are a perfect addition to your backpack or pencil back. You can show your teacher appreciation by cross stitching a sampler.
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.
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.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Cross stitch patterns for tree huggers
Look to the forest for tree inspired cross stitch patterns that will make any tree hugger happy.
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.
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.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida 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 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 Cross Stitch Home Patterns
From contemporary to traditional, these free home cross stitch patterns are a perfect way to decorate your living space.
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 Fart Is Not the F Word Cross Stitch Pattern
Fart Is Not the F Word chart inspired by a young child's statement to her mom during the first week of school. Page 2.
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.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
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 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 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 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 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.
Quote inspired cross stitch patterns for those...
Movies, books and songs are a perfect place to find your favorite quote and stitch it up today.
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.)
Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Spicy Pumpkin Cross Stitch Patterns
Pumpkin cross stitch patterns for a cool autumn day.
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.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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.
Save the bees: Cross stitch patterns to buzz...
Save and support the bees with bee inspired patterns. They will have you buzzing with job.
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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Free Meh Snarky Cross Stitch Pattern
Sometimes you just feel like saying, Meh. Stitch this free Meh Cross Stitch chart to save you the trouble or for a snarky friend. Page 3.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
No stress framing ideas for your next cross...
From hoops to Altoid tins, framing your cross stitch project is easy and stress free
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
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 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.
Happy Culinarians Day! Kiss the Cook Cross...
July 25th is Culinarians Day. Celebrate the cook with culinary cross stitch patterns.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch 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 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 Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Border Patterns
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
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.
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 Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
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.
Cross stitch patterns for Valentine's Day
Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, you can express your emotions by cross stitching them up. Valentine's Day cross stitch patterns to fall in love with.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
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 Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
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 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.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
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 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.
Tutorials on how to cross stitch wearable works...
From rings to bracelets, cross stitch jewelry allows you to create wearable works of art.
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 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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
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 Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
Free Five Point Star in Circle Cross Stitch...
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
Free Darwin Fish Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the Darwin Fish for yourself or a friend who is so inclined to display it. Page 4.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Eye of Horus / Wedjat Cross Stitch Pattern
The Eye of Horus,sometimes referred to as the wedjat, represents Horus, the Egyptian falcon-headed god. The Eye was used as a symbol of both protection and healing. It is similar to the Eye of Ra. Page 16.
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 African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
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.
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 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 Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Romance Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 22.
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 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 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 Goldfish Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Goldfish pattern is cute and will make a great first Cross Stitch project for kids. Page 13.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
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 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 Trashy Novel Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 12.
Public Domain Cross Stitch Sites
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch patterns.
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 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.
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 May the Road Rise to Meet You Irish...
Stitch the free Irish Blessing Text and add a border of your choice. Page 3.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
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 Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
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 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.
Use a Waste Knot to Start a Stitch
Step-by-step directions for starting a stitch with a waste knot.
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 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 Printable Butterfly Fairy Cross Stitch Graph
The free Butterfly Fairy pattern is based on a fairy stencil pattern designed by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 9.
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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
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 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. It was stitched using fabric and floss from Stellar Fibers. Page 9.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Starfish Cross...
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
Couching
Couching involves tacking down a strand of floss, ribbon, or cording with tiny straight stitches.
Free Arrow Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this arrow motif with waste canvas on a jacket or t-shirt. Page 12.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Stitched Model of the Small Skull Cross Stitch...
This model of the Small Skull Motif was stitched on black Aida fabric from Charles Craft with white Anchor floss and Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark Blending Filament. Page 11.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Duck, designed by Connie G. Barwick. Page 7.
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 - Ocean Waves
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Ocean Waves, for a small framed design or a scrapbook page.
Free No Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Add what you are against to this design and create a special button or pin. Page 19.
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.
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 Dinosaur Cross Stitch Patterns
These simple Dinosaur Cross Stitch patterns will make great additions to you dino-loving kid's room.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss
J & P Coats Six-Strand Embroidery Floss is used by cross stitch and embroidery enthusiasts for projects.
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.
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 Stitch Pattern - Brown Dog
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Brown Dog, on a bookmark, card, or pin. Page 6.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
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.
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.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
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 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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A, designed by Connie G. Barwick

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