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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.
Hummingbird Bookmark Photo
Jacabur1 submitted this photo of a project she stitched from a kit. Page 32.
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.
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.
From focus to community, there are many mental...
Cross stitch can benefit your mental health by staying focused, remaining calm, building community and reducing stress.
Flat Fold Cross Stitch Project - Cross Stitch...
When making a flat fold with a secret, the next step is to apply the pockets. Page 5.
Cross Stitch Unique Bookmarks with These Free...
Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.
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.
An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...
Photos and illustrations guide beginners to stitch a cross stitch.
The Cross-Eyed Cricket
Learn more about the Cross-Eyed Cricket, long-time Cross Stitch Designers.
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.
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns
Smitten Kitten: Cat Cross Stitch Patterns for Your Favorite Kitty Lover.
Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
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.
Everything You Need to Start Cross Stitching
To get started with Cross Stitch, learn the five basic stitches.
Model of the Free Star Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
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.
How to Back Stitch - Lesson One
Follow photos and step-by-step directions to learn how to back stitch.
Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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 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.
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 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 Calculator
Cross Stitch Calculator Use this calculator to determine the finished design size of your Cross Stitch
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 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.
Doggone cute cross stitch patterns for the dog...
Free and for sale dog cross stitch patterns for the dog lover in your life
Cross Stitch Project - Create a Quick and Easy...
Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Tips for Printing Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Achieve great results by following these tips about printing Cross Stitch patterns and charts.
Free Embroidery Patterns to Make Your Next...
Free Hand Embroidery and Redwork Patterns including some from nontraditional sources.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
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 Sun Motif Cross Stitch Chart
Stitch this Sun motif on plastic canvas and make a small frame for a beachy photo. Page 6.
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.
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Modern Plastic Canvas Cross Stitch from...
Plastic canvas ideas, patterns and tutorials from functional to funky such as Tetris magnets, Big Bang tissue box and a pop up tent.
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 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 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 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 Sun Cross Stitch Pattern Model
This model of the free Sun Motif Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with fabric and floss from Stellar Fibers. Page 7.
How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern - Understand...
Learn to read a basic Cross Stitch pattern by following these tips and instruction.
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 Expressive Motifs Cross Stitch Patterns
Most of these motifs were inspired by DIY Guide Lorain Blanken's stencil collection. Thanks to Lorain for permission to use her designs.
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 Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
How do I convert Linen to Aida ?
Learn how linen fabric counts compare with Aida fabric counts.
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 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 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 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 Crown Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Crown motif Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, birthday card, or patch. Page 14.
Free Small Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Small Ohm Cross Stitch pattern for an ornament, door hanger, or magnet. Page 15.
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 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 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 Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Free Arrow Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this arrow motif with waste canvas on a jacket or t-shirt. Page 12.
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 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 No Sign Cross Stitch Pattern
Add what you are against to this design and create a special button or pin. Page 19.
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 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 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 Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
Two symbols in a square on a Cross Stitch pattern indicate stitching two quarter stitches. 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 Football Motif Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 2.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
Free Bomb Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this bomb motif for a Valentine card or add it to a Halloween costume. Page 13.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Free African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
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 Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...
Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Smiley Face Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. Page 20.
Cross Stitch Tip - Adding a Simple Border to a...
Tigger submitted this great tip about adding borders to Cross Stitch Designs.
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.
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 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.
5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers
Modern cross stitch designers creating their own patterns.
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.
Cross Stitch Rules - Helpful Hints for Cross...
General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.
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.
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.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
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 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 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.
Model of the Free Hawaiian Flower Cross Stitch...
This model of the free Hawaiian Flower Motif pattern is stitched on patterned DMC Aida Fabric with Finca Floss. Page 3.
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 Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Free It's a Boy Baby Rattle Counted Cross...
Stitch the Baby Rattle Cross Stitch pattern for a special gift for a friend or relative with a new addition to the family.
Free Five Point Star in Circle Cross Stitch...
The pentacle is a five-pointed star, or pentagram, contained in a circle. Page 13.
Cross Stitch Photo Album II
Photos of Cross Stitch projects submitted by About.com Cross Stitch members show examples of all sorts ways to use Cross Stitch.
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 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 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 Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...
Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.
Free Animals and Other Creatures Mini Motif...
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
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 King's Crown Cross Stitch Pattern
The free King's Crown Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 23.
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 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.
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 Sports Motifs Counted Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.
Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Butterfly Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Floral-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch these free floral cross stitch charts with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice.
Free Dinosaur Cross Stitch Patterns
These simple Dinosaur Cross Stitch patterns will make great additions to you dino-loving kid's room.
Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.
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.
Change the Color of Cross Stitch Fabrics
Many methods may be used to dye Cross Stitch fabric.
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 Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
How To Stitch a Half Stitch
A diagram illustrates the steps involved in stitching a half stitch.
Free Always Your Child Saying Counted Cross...
Frame the Always Your Child Saying pattern with a parent-child photo for a unique project.
Free Hawaiian Flower Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this Hawaiian Flower motif with the floss color suggested or with the floss color of your choice. Page 2.
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 Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Free Tangerine Heart Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Tangerine Heart Cross Stitch pattern for a Valentine's Day project or to show someone you care. Page 24.
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 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 Acorns Away Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Acorns Away Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 9.
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. Show your teacher appreciation by cross stitching a sampler.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Brown Dog
Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, Brown Dog, on a bookmark, card, or pin. Page 6.
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 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 Cross Stitch Patterns - Starfish Cross...
These free small animal motifs are great Cross Stitch patterns for beginners. Page 8.
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