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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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mother's Day Rose...
Combine small motifs from the free Cross Stitch Pattern Collection, Mother's Day Rose, to create a unique bookmark or card for Mom.
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.
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Fun Cross...
April Showers bring May Flowers, so what do shower cross stitch patterns bring? Happiness! Of course!
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
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 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 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 Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
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.
Cross Stitch Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
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.
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 Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch Patterns -...
Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. 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 Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
Conquer your fear with these phobia cross...
No need to fear, these phobia related cross stitch patterns are all you need for a cure.
Cowgirl Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns
Cowgirl inspired cross stitch patterns from sweet to sassy
Marshmallow Peep Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns
Marshmallow Peeps are an Easter Tradition. Why not stitch up some sweetness with these peep inspired cross stitch patterns.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Use a tapestry needle or laying tool to railroad stitches. Page 3.
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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
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.
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns - Free...
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
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.
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 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 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.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
To find the center of Cross Stitch Fabric, fold the fabric in half. Page 2.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
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 Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Rose in Vase - Color
Mix-and-Match motifs for making a special gift for Mom. Page 2.
Free Simple Rangoli Cross Stitch Color Chart
Rangoli are usually created with powders and pastes, but this one is created with fabric and floss. celebrate Diwali with a special project. This color chart will assist with back stitch placement. 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.
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.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
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 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 Mother's Day Saying Cross Stitch Pattern
Free Mother's Day Saying Cross Stitch Pattern. Page 3.
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 Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
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 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.
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.
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Plastic Canvas - Cross Stitch Stitching Surface
Free Five Point Star in Circle Cross Stitch...
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
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 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 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.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
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.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
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 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 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 Seven-Pointed Star Cross Stitch Pattern -...
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.
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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
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 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.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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.
How To Stitch a Cross Stitch
A brief description of how to stitch an individual cross stitch.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
Free Sun Wheel Cross Stitch Chart
Often called the Sun Wheel, the Wheel of the Year represents the eight Wiccan Sabbats. Page 8.
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 Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half 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.
Free Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
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 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 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 Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Free Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - Mix-and-Ma...
Mix-and-Match Motifs may be used to create a bookmark or for a card for a graduate.
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 Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
Free Triple Goddess Cross Stitch Pattern
This symbol, sometimes called the Triple Goddess symbol, represents the three phases of the moon -- waxing, full, and waning. Page 23.
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 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.
Free I Love You Saying Cross Stitch Pattern
Free I Love You Saying Cross Stitch Pattern Designed By Connie G. Barwick. Page 4.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
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.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Solid Heart Border
This free Cross Stitch pattern, Solid Heart Border, is a perfect project for beginning Stitchers. Page 4.
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 Horned God / Blessing Moon Cross Stitch...
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.
Free Stained Glass Window Cross Stitch Pattern...
Stitch this free Stained Glass Window cross stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 17.
Free Mandala Cross Stitch Charts
Create your own Mandala to aid in meditation with your own needle, floss, and fabric.
Free Friendship Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...
The free Friendship bookmark was stitched with Soy Luster floss. 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 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 Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
Free Baby's Things Tote Bag Motif Cross Stitch...
Use this pattern to embellish a tote bag using waste canvas or applique. Another option is to make a simple bag from Monks Cloth or 6-count Aida and stitch the design directly on the bag. Alter the size of the bag as needed to ensure music books and accessories will fit in the bag. Page 10.
Free Happy Birthday Cross Stitch Pattern...
Customize a birthday greeting for your friends or family using these free Happy Birthday Cross Stitch patterns.
Free God Is My Refuge Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free God Is My Refuge Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors suggested or choose your own for a unique design.
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.
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 Satin Heart Hardanger Pattern - Free...
Stitch the free Satin Heart Hardanger Chart for a Valentine's Day project, wedding design, or any other project for someone special in your life. Page 7.
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 Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
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 Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Public Domain Cross Stitch Sites
Looking for vintage cross stitch patterns? I have collected the best public domain sites for cross stitch patterns.
Free Smiley Face Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. Page 20.
Big or small...patterns to add style to your...
Big and small cross stitch designs to spruce up your home decor.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
Free Dove Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Dove Silhouette pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 5.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
Free Seax Wica Cross Stitch Pattern
Seax Wica, founded in 1970, is inspired by Saxon religion of old, but is specifically not a reconstructionist tradition. The symbol of the tradition represents the moon, the sun, and the eight Wiccan sabbats. Page 22.
Free Baker's Dozen Alphabet Chart - Free Large...
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.

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