1. Home

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://crossstitch.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Free Online Spell Check

Cross-Stitch: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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...
A step by step guide for stitching a single cross stitch from start to finish.
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.
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.
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 Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...
Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.
Know the Basics: Five Simple Stitches in Cross...
Learn how to cross stitch with five basic cross stitches from a single stitch to a three quarter stitch.
Stitching Alternatives: Plastic Canvas
Alternative stitching surfaces: How and why to use plastic canvas for 3-D projects and more.
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.
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a...
What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?
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 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 Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet
Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.
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.
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.
How to Grid Your Cross Stitch Pattern for a...
Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.
Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...
Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.
Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...
Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.
The Year of the Monkey: Lunar New Year Inspired...
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mischievous monkey or beautiful paper lantern cross stitch pattern.
Converting Linen to Aida
How to calculate and compare linen and Aida fabrics for your next project.
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 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.
Reading and understanding a basic cross stitch...
Tips on how to read and understand a basic cross stitch pattern. A beginners guide to understanding a cross stitch pattern
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 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 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 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.
Create a one of a kind simple cross stitch cuff...
Create a one of a kind stylish cross stitch cuff bracelet with plastic canvas
Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart
Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.
Railroading Cross Stitch Technique - How to...
Keeping strands of floss side-by-side involves a techniques called railroading.
Tips and guidelines for printing free cross...
From downloading to printing: Tips and guidelines for printing a cross stitch pattern from the internet that will ensure you the best possible copy
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 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 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.
Free St. Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Patterns...
Valentine's Day to add a little lovingly sweet charm to your Valentine's decor and cards. These patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites.
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 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.
From Whimsical to Traditional: A sampling of...
From whimsical designs to traditional stitches, a sampling of 2016 Stitch Along projects across the web.
Waste Canvas
Use waste canvas to make non-evenweave fabric stitchable for Cross Stitch.
Cross Stitch Fabric Count: What does it mean?
Cross Stitch fabric count determines the finished design size of a Cross Stitch project.
Free Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts
Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.
Tips and ideas for organizing your cross stitch...
From floss boxes to fabric foam boards: Tips and ideas for organizing your cross stitch supplies
Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric
A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.
Connie Barwick's Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.
Stab and Sewing Methods of Cross Stitching
Two main methods used to stitch cross stitches.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.
Cross Stitch Projects - Index of Cross Stitch...
Ideas for finishing Cross Stitch designs - Cross Stitch tutorials, step-by-steps and how to's.
Free Ancient Symbols Cross Stitch Charts
Free Wiccan and Pagan symbols to stitch for decorative uses.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly
Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.
Cross Stitch Christmas Patterns from Around the...
From traditional to contemporary, free and for sale cross stitch patterns from around the internet.
Cross Stitch Tips: Adding Seed Beads to a Cross...
Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.
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 Sampler and Saying Cross Stitch Patterns...
Stitch these free saying and samplers to add to your home or as gifts for friends and family.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Celtic Cross
Stitch this free Celtic Cross Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 10.
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 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 Cross Stitch Patterns - Borders
Use these free border Cross Stitch Patterns around a saying or small design.
Free Small Ankh Cross Stitch Pattern
The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Page 19.
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 Happy Birthday Cross Stitch Pattern...
Customize a birthday greeting for your friends or family using these free Happy Birthday Cross Stitch patterns.
Learning about Embroidery Floss: What is a skein?
A skein of embroidery floss is used in cross stitch.
Free St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free St. Patrick's Day Shamrock design for a small pin or card.
Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.
Free St. Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Charts
Use these free Valentine's Day patterns to create unique designs for decorating, gift-giving, and more.
Free One Dozen More Easter Egg Cross Stitch...
Stitch this free Easter Egg Cross Stitch patterns with the suggested colors or use the floss colors of your choice to create these free Easter-themed Cross Stitch patterns.
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 Baker's Dozen Alphabet Chart - Free Large...
Use this large Cross Stitch alphabet to stitch your family name, monograms, or sayings.
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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Ring Bearer Pillow...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler. Page 3.
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 Quilt Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns
Quilt inspired cross stitch patterns are perfect for showcasing traditional and contemporary designs.
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.
Stitch a Cross Stitch Colorblock - Lesson One -...
How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches
Free Baby Bottle Alphabet - Free Baby-Themed...
Use this free baby alphabet pattern to chart designs for a special baby gift. Choose from four color schemes or select your own colors.
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.
Step by Step: How to Use a Waste Knot to Start...
Below is a step by step tutorial on how to use a waste knot to start a stitch
Detangle your floss with a bobbin winder
A floss bobbin winder is the perfect tool for organizing your floss for a new project or left over skeins.
How To Choose Your First Cross Stitch Supplies
How to choose basic Cross Stitch supplies.
Free Dragon Cross Stitch Pattern Collection
Free Dragon Cross Stitch patterns to stitch and enjoy with the floss colors of your choice.
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 Greek Cross Cross Stitch Pattern - Free...
Stitch this free Greek Cross Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Small Flower Border
Stitch this Small Flower border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design.
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.
Basic Candlewicking Embroidery
Learn about the basic supplies needed for Candlewicking Embroidery.
Free Small Ornament Three Candlewicking Pattern
Enlarge or reduce the Small Ornament 3 pattern as needed for projects. Page 3.
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 Bible Cross Stitch Pattern
A Christian Bible with a cross to stitch for a bookmark or candlewrap. Page 10.
The Doctor Has Arrived: Dr. Who Cross Stitch...
From traveling in the tardis to not blinking at weeping angels; Dr. Who inspired cross stitch patterns for your favorite Whovian.
Free Cross Stitch Patterns - Wedding Inspiratio...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler.
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.
Having fun with the confetti stitch
Defining the Term Confetti Stitches
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.
How To Properly Start a Cross Stitch on Linen...
How to properly start a cross stitch on linen fabric.
Finishing and Framing Cross Stitch Projects
3 Ways to Finish and Frame Your Cross Stitch Project
Free Bride and Groom Color Symbol Cross Stitch...
Stitch this Bride and Groom Cross Stitch pattern for a special couple adapting the colors as needed to reflect the wedding ceremony.
Free Baby Bottle Alphabet Cross Stitch Pattern...
Use the letters in the free baby bottle alphabet chart to create a special design for a new addition to your family or a friend's family.
Free Rose Window Counted Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Rose Window Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 18.
Bride and Groom Initial Pattern - Wedding...
Free Wedding-themed Cross Stitch patterns include ideas for a ring-bearer pillow, a picture frame, and a small wedding sampler.
Ming Orchid (Front) - Stitched and Submitted by...
Stitched from a Leisure Arts leaflet and submitted by Just another stitcher. Page 20.
Free Geometric and Monochromatic Cross Stitch...
Choose your own floss colors to stitch these geometric and monochromatic designs.
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 - Mini Heart A
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A, designed by Connie G. Barwick
Free Happy Anniversary Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Happy Anniversary pattern for a card or small framed gift.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart C - Open...
Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.
Learning to Cross Stitch: How to Stitch a...
Learning to Cross Stitch: A photo step-by-step guide on how to stitch a single three quarter stitch
Free Christian Symbols Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch these Christian symbols with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern
Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 21.
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 - Solid Heart Border
This free Cross Stitch pattern, Solid Heart Border, is a perfect project for beginning Stitchers. Page 4.
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 Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...
Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. 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.
How couching can help your next cross stitch...
What is Couching and how can I use it in needlework: couching involves tacking down a strand of floss, ribbon, or cording with tiny straight stitches.
How To Tea-Dye Cross Stitch Fabric
Use tea to change the color of Cross Stitch fabric in a dramatic way.
How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch
A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.
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 Knitting 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. Page 12.
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.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Birthday Cake
Happy Birthday Cross Stitch design with number chart and cake.
Free Animals and Other Creatures Mini Motif...
Free animal motif Cross Stitch patterns that will be great for beginners to stitch.
Free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch Pattern -...
Stitch this free Bunnies Squared Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 5.
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 Church Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch the free Church Silhouette Cross Stitch pattern with the floss color(s) of your choice. Page 11.
Free Smiley Face Motif Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch this free Smiley-Face Motif Cross Stitch pattern for a pin, bookmark, or magnet. Page 20.
Free Hardanger Patterns - For Beginners and...
Stitch these free Hardanger patterns to practice the kloster block and other specialty stitches.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Pink Flower
Stitch this free Pink Flower Cross Stitch pattern for a small pin or card.
Free Place mat Counted Cross Stitch Charts -...
Add these motifs to placemats for creative table accessories. Page 7.
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 and Easy 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 Pattern - Daisy Trellis Border
Stitch this Daisy Trellis border around a saying or a small Cross Stitch design. Page 6.
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.
Palm Tree Motif Cross Stitch Design
Stitch this free Palm Tree motif to celebrate summer. Add the design to a t-shirt, coaster, or vacation scrapbook page. Page 9.
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 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 African Proverb Collection Cross Stitch...
Stitch these free African proverb Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
Free Border Pattern - Star Stitch
Learn to stitch a star stitch as you complete this simple free border design. Page 5.
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.
Save some money with these free cross stitch...
Free cross stitch patterns from around the internet for personal use only
Learn How to Back Stitch
Back stitch is an essential skill for Cross Stitch Enthusiasts. Learn how to back stitch by following the steps in these tutorials.
Free Sun Wheel Cross Stitch Chart
Often called the Sun Wheel, the Wheel of the Year represents the eight Wiccan Sabbats. Page 8.
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.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.