Cross-Stitch: Most Popular Articles
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.
Jacabur1 submitted this photo of a project she stitched from a kit. Page 32.
Stitch this free Golden Star Cross Stitch Pattern for a pin, magnet, or even an ornament. Page 4.
Alphabet Patterns always come in handy for personalizing Cross Stitch designs and projects. These patterns are provided free by various websites.
Cross stitch can benefit your mental health by staying focused, remaining calm, building community and reducing stress.
When making a flat fold with a secret, the next step is to apply the pockets. Page 5.
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
Learn more about the Cross-Eyed Cricket, long-time Cross Stitch Designers.
Over 30 Cross Stitch bookmark designs by Sandy Orton range from serious to sentimental to kid-friendly motifs.
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns for Your Favorite Kitty Lover.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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.
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
This model of the free Star Motif Cross Stitch pattern is stitched on Blue Aida fabric from Charles Craft with DMC floss and Kreinik Blending Filament. Page 5.
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
These free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners are simple and easy to stitch making them perfect for stitchers who are just starting out.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Use these free Candlewicking patterns to create simple, but elegant designs. Candlewicking is an embroidery style that combines colonial knots and other embroidery stitches.
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.
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 and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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.
Stitch this Sun motif on plastic canvas and make a small frame for a beachy photo. Page 6.
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.
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Plastic canvas ideas, patterns and tutorials from functional to funky such as Tetris magnets, Big Bang tissue box and a pop up tent.
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.
View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.
This model of the free Sun Motif Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with fabric and floss from Stellar Fibers. Page 7.
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Use this Moon and Star Cross Stitch pattern for a child's blanket or a special birth announcement. Page 18.
Most of these motifs were inspired by DIY Guide Lorain Blanken's stencil collection. Thanks to Lorain for permission to use her designs.
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.
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
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.
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.
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.
Stitch the Large Pirate Flag Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a customized design. Page 17.
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.
This small free back stitch alphabet is perfect for adding small words to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 7.
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet patterns to chart your own sayings, stitch as samplers, or for signing your finished projects.
Halloween patterns to add a little spooky charm to your Halloween decor. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
Stitch the Large Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a personalized design. Page 16.
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
These free Christmas patterns are quick and easy to stitch. Use them for ornaments, gift tags, or whatever holiday projects you can dream up.
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.
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.
Stitch this free Alphabet Block Sampler as is or use the individual letter to chart a monogram or saying.
Stitch the free Crown motif Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, birthday card, or patch. Page 14.
Stitch this free Small Ohm Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, door hanger, or magnet. Page 15.
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.
Use this small alphabet to sign your work or to chart small sayings for miniature samplers. Page 8.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.
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.
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Stitch this arrow motif with waste canvas on a jacket or t-shirt. Page 12.
Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
The free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 22.
Add what you are against to this design and create a special button or pin. Page 19.
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.
Use these free border patterns to create your own designs or to decorate linens, bookmarks, and more.
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 Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Two symbols in a square on a Cross Stitch pattern indicate stitching two quarter stitches. Page 2.
Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 2.
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Stitch this bomb motif for a Valentine card or add it to a Halloween costume. Page 13.
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns designed by Connie G. Barwick. Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts.
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. Page 20.
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
Stitch the free Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 2.
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
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.
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
Stitch these free Baby Rattle Motifs for a special gift for someone who has a new addition to the family. Page 4.
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
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.
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.
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
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.
Connected with the seven days of the week, the seven pillars of wisdom, and many other magical theories, the Seven-Pointed Star is a widely used symbol with many meanings. Page 17.
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.
This model of the free Hawaiian Flower Motif pattern is stitched on patterned DMC Aida Fabric with Finca Floss. Page 3.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Stitch the Baby Rattle Cross Stitch pattern for a special gift for a friend or relative with a new addition to the family.
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
Photos of Cross Stitch projects submitted by About.com Cross Stitch members show examples of all sorts ways to use Cross Stitch.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
Learn all about Hardanger Embroidery and find free patterns and lessons to get you started with this traditional counted thread embroidery style.
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.
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
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.
The free King's Crown Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 23.
Another Goddess Symbol - The Triple Crescent Symbol is representative of the three phases of the moon. Page 21.
Stitch this free A is for Apple Cross Stitch pattern individually or collect the entire set of mini samplers for a larger project.
Create customized Cross Stitch Projects by following the guidance of these step-by-step tutorials and how-to instructions.
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Stitch these free floral cross stitch charts with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice.
These simple Dinosaur Cross Stitch patterns will make great additions to you dino-loving kid's room.
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
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.
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
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.
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
Stitch this Hawaiian Flower motif with the floss color suggested or with the floss color of your choice. Page 2.
Stitch these free saying and samplers to add to your home or as gifts for friends and family.
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Stitch this free Tangerine Heart Cross Stitch pattern for a Valentine's Day project or to show someone you care. Page 24.
This model of the free Satin Heart Hardanger Chart was stitched on 10-count plastic canvas. Page 8.
Symbols of horned beings have been found in cave paintings dating back thousands of years. The Horned God symbol represents many different things in various traditions. This symbol can also represent the Horn or Blessing Moon. Page 11.
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
Back to School cross stitch patterns are a perfect addition to your backpack or pencil back. Show your teacher appreciation by cross stitching a sampler.
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.
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Brown Dog, on a bookmark, card, or pin. Page 6.
The free Butterfly Fairy pattern is based on a fairy stencil pattern designed by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 9.
Stitch this free Four-Petal Flower cross stitch and back stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 19.
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.