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About.com Cross-Stitch: Most Popular Articles



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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:24:27 +0000

 



Cross stitch is an excellent way to maintain...

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Stay focused, remain calm and relieve stress with cross stitch. Maintain good mental health through cross stitch project.



Sleigh and Sled Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Let's go for a sleigh ride with sled and sleigh inspired cross stitch patterns from around the internet.



Decorate your tree with these wonderful cross...

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From whimsical to traditional; cross stitched ornaments make an excellent addition to any tree



Free and Easy Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns

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These free Christmas patterns are quick and easy to stitch. Use them for ornaments, gift tags, or whatever holiday projects you can dream up.



10 Free Alphabet Cross Stitch Patterns for Your...

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Alphabet Patterns always come in handy for personalizing Cross Stitch designs and projects. These patterns are provided free by various websites.



Reading and understanding a basic cross stitch...

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Tips on how to read and understand a basic cross stitch pattern. A beginners guide to understanding a cross stitch pattern



Our A-to-Z List of Free Cross Stitch Patterns

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From apple to zebra: Cross stitch patterns created by Connie Barwick for About.com



Create a Quick and Easy Cross Stitch Bookmark

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Follow these instructions to create a simple Cross Stitch bookmark using Aida Fabric.



No Bark!: Free Tree Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

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From the winter holidays to the blossoms in spring: Free tree themed cross stitch patterns.



The best free cross stitch patterns around the...

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Learn more about finding free Cross Stitch Patterns online - various sources and tips for hunting are listed.



Put Your Back Into It: How to Back Stitch -...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Step by step photo instructions on how to back stitch for cross stitch projects



An Simple Guide to Making Your 1st Single Cross...

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A step by step guide for stitching a single cross stitch from start to finish.



Easy Count Guideline - Gridding Cross Stitch...

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Easy Count Guideline is a nylon thread that assists the stitcher in locating the exact point to stitch on the fabric..



Save some money with these free cross stitch...

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Free cross stitch patterns from around the internet for personal use only



Fair Isle cross stitch patterns from traditiona...

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From traditional to modern pop culture: Free Fair Isle cross stitch patterns for you to stitch up



New to Cross Stitch? How to choose your cross...

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New to cross stitch? From floss to hoop; how and why to choose cross stitch supplies



Cross Stitch Projects and Patterns for Every...

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Links, steps, tutorials for cross stitch pattern and projects for every level from beginner to advance stitchers



Know the Basics: Five Simple Stitches in Cross...

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Learn how to cross stitch with five basic cross stitches from a single stitch to a three quarter stitch.



Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns from...

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Stitch these free Christmas Cross Stitch patterns for ornaments, gift tags, pillows, wall-hangings, framed motifs or more.



What is Cross Stitch Fabric Count?

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Fabric Count of even weave fabrics such as Aida or linen refers to the number of threads or squares per linear inch in the material.



Cross Stitch Christmas Patterns from Around the...

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From traditional to contemporary, free and for sale cross stitch patterns from around the internet.



Cross Stitch Tutorial: How to Put Cross Stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

A step by step guide to preparing your cross stitch fabric in a hoop for your next project



Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets -...

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Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets to create your own patterns.



Cross stitch stores and sites for the best...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From embroidery to cross stitch to needlepoint; The best online cross stitch stores and supplies for all of your needlework needs.



How to pick the perfect cross stitch needle for...

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Size, style and material are all something to consider when picking a needle for your cross stitch project.



Reading a cross stitch chart: What are two...

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Learning to read a cross stitch pattern: What do two symbols in one square indicate?



Free Eight Stitch Tall Alphabet Cross Stitch...

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Use this free Cross Stitch Alphabet pattern to chart a saying or quote or to stitch a sampler. Page 2.



Free Four Stitch High Back Stitch Pattern With...

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Use this free alphabet pattern with upper and lower case letters and numbers to personalize your cross stitch designs. Page 10.



Free Printable Bookmark Cross Stitch Charts to...

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Make a bookmark for someone special or yourself using these free Cross Stitch Bookmark designs.



Where to Find the Best Free Baby-Themed Cross...

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Free baby themed cross stitch patterns from around the internet. Please be respectful of copyright rules



Free Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...

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Stitch these back stitch letters with the floss color of your choice. Page 3.



Free Two Stitches High Back Stitch Alphabet...

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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...

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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...

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Use this free back stitch alphabet to chart and stitch your own sayings. Page 9.



Tutorial: How to Railroad Cross Stitch and When...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

What is railroad cross stitching and when to use it.



Free Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Pattern -...

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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.



Converting Linen to Aida

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How to calculate and compare linen and Aida fabrics for your next project.



Free Itty Bitty Back Stitch Alphabet Pattern

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Use this small alphabet to sign your work or to chart small sayings for miniature samplers. Page 8.



Helpful Hints for a Improving Your Cross Stitch

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General rules to follow when starting to Cross Stitch to help improve your stitching experience.



Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet

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Cursive uppercase alphabet chart to accompany the lowercase alphabet back stitch chart. Page 5.



How to Grid Your Cross Stitch Pattern for a...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Gridding is a method used by many stitchers to avoid mistakes while stitching large Cross Stitch projects.



See the Light: Free Candlewick Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Candlewicking is an embroidery style that combines colonial knots and other embroidery stitches. Try this craft with free patterns



Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Chart

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Designed to be a companion to the Six-Stitch Tall Back Stitch Alphabet Chart. Page 4.



Create a one of a kind simple cross stitch cuff...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Create a one of a kind stylish cross stitch cuff bracelet with plastic canvas



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Snowflake

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Stitch this free snowflake Cross Stitch Pattern with the floss color of your choice. Page 21.



Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...

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Use this free cross stitch alphabet pattern to personalize your Cross Stitch designs.



Free Monogram Alphabet Cross Stitch Charts

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch your monogram on towels, napkins, pillows, and more using these free Cross Stitch monogram patterns.



Free Chicken Scratch Embroidery Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Chicken Scratch Embroidery, a variation of Cross Stitch, is done on gingham fabric. Use these free patterns to practice this traditional embroidery style.



Free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

The free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch pattern will work for any occasion with a simple color change. Page 5.



Tips and Ideas for Teaching Children to Cross...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Tips and ideas on teaching children how to cross stitch from picking material to learning the basic stitch



5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers that are making...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From traditional to contemporary; the next generation of up and coming cross stitch designers. See what the new modern designers have to offer.



Frame your project: Free border and back stitch...

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Take your finished project to the next level with free borders and back stitch cross stitch patterns



Free Chicken Scratch Tree Pattern - Free...

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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 Rose Themed Cross Stitch Patterns from...

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Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet.



From Aida to Linen: Caring for cross stitch...

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From Aida to Linen: Tips and treatments for caring for cross stitch fabric and finished projects



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake

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Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Snowflake is suitable for a small winter or Christmas design. Page 22.



Make Mine Extra Large: Free Large Alphabet...

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Large alphabet cross stitch patterns for every day use from monograms to samplers



Stitching Alternatives: Plastic Canvas

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Alternative stitching surfaces: How and why to use plastic canvas, a plastic mesh that resembles needlepoint canvas, for 3-D projects and more.



Tutorial: How to Tea Dye Cross Stitch Fabric

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Change the color of your cross stitch fabric by dyeing it with tea



Free Chicken Scratch Square Pattern - Free...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

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 - Mini Heart C - Open...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch this open heart design for a pin, bookmark, or card. Page 3.



Free Hockey Sport Motif Cross Stitch Pattern

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Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 6.



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly - Color Symbol pattern to stitch for a card or bookmark. Page 9.



Cross Stitch Photo Albums

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

View and share your photos of Cross Stitch projects, especially those created from free patterns on the About.com Cross Stitch site.



Let's Begin: Lessons for Beginning Stitchers

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Beginners to Cross Stitch can learn to stitch a small design as they complete three lessons. Tips for beginners are included.



Free Moon and Star Cross Stitch Pattern

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Use this Moon and Star Cross Stitch pattern for a child's blanket or a special birth announcement. Page 17.



Free Golden Star Cross Stitch Chart Pattern

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Stitch this free Golden Star Cross Stitch Pattern for a pin, magnet, or even an ornament. Page 3.



The Doctor Has Arrived: Dr. Who Cross Stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From traveling in the tardis to not blinking at weeping angels; Dr. Who inspired cross stitch patterns for your favorite Whovian.



Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern

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Add this Yin Yang Cross Stitch design to a pillow, t-shirt, or door hanger. Page 20.



How couching can help your next cross stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

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.



Learning about Embroidery Floss: What is a skein?

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

What is a skein of floss and how do you use it for cross stitch projects.



Spicy Pumpkin Cross Stitch Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Grab your pumpkin spice latte and stitch up pumpkin inspired cross stitch patterns for a cool autumn day.



From Whimsical to Traditional: A sampling of...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From whimsical designs to traditional stitches, a sampling of 2016 Stitch Along projects across the web.



Reading can be fun with today's cross stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From traditional to contemporary; cross stitch magazines for everyone's taste. Projects, articles and reviews for your next project.



Lighting solutions to optimize your best cross...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Lighting solutions to optimize your best stitching practices and projects.



Cross Stitch Basics: Chicken Scratch Embroidery

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Chicken Scratch is a traditional embroidery style that shares many stitches in common with Cross Stitch. Chicken Scratch is done in gingham fabric.



Make Special Handcrafted Baby Gifts with These...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Free Baby-themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs.



Finishing and Framing Cross Stitch Projects

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

3 Ways to Finish and Frame Your Cross Stitch Project



Cross Stitch Tips: Adding Seed Beads to a Cross...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Tips about adding seed beads to Cross Stitch Designs including suggested tools and stitching methods.



Free Celtic Shield Knot Cross Stitch Pattern

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The Celtic shield knot is used for warding and protection. Page 18.



Free Chicken Scratch Heart Pattern - Free...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

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 Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Hearts

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Stitch this free Christmas Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern for an ornament or a card.



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Butterfly

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Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern for a bookmark or card. Page 10.



Wide Variety of Tapestry Needle Sizes

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Tapestry needles come in a wide variety of sizes. The larger the size number is, the smaller the needle. Page 3.



Printable Graphs and Lessons for Hardanger...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Learn all about Hardanger Embroidery and find free patterns and lessons to get you started with this traditional counted thread embroidery style.



Tips and guidelines for printing free cross...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

From downloading to printing: Tips and guidelines for printing a cross stitch pattern from the internet that will ensure you the best possible copy



Step by Step: How to Use a Waste Knot to Start...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Below is a step by step tutorial on how to use a waste knot to start a stitch



Pump up your cross stitch skills with this...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Work those cross stitch muscles with a quick and easy cross stitch workout. No need to go to the gym, just lounge on the couch and learn a new skill.



Free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

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 Street and Traffic Sign Motifs Cross...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch these free Street and Traffic Sign Motifs on plastic canvas and decorate a child's room or add to a garment. Use



Find the Center of Cross Stitch Fabric

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

A quick and easy method for finding the center of Cross Stitch fabric.



Free Football Motif Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

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 -...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

How to Stitch A Row of Cross Stitches



Free Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch this free Dragon bookmark pattern with the floss colors of your choice. Page 8.



Free Soccer Ball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 3.



Free Friendship Saying Bookmark Cross Stitch...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 6.



Free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch Pattern

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

The free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch pattern is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Page 21.



Free Cross Stitch Square Cross Stitch Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

These free Cross Stitch Square patterns are suitable for filet crochet, needlepoint, knitting and beading.



How to Increase and Decrease Your Stitch and...

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Increase of decrease the size of your cross stitch pattern with a simple mathematical formula.



Game On! Free Sports Motif Cross Stitch Patterns

2016-12-04T11:24:27Z

Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans.