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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:19:20 +0000

 



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. Use this beginner's guide to learn the basics before you start your next project.



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



The best free cross stitch patterns around the...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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 -...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Create a Quick and Easy Cross Stitch Bookmark

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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..



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 Tutorial: How to Put Cross Stitch...

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



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.



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.



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.



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.






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 Lowercase Back Stitch Alphabet Pattern -...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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.



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.



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



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?



Cross Stitch Christmas Patterns from Around the...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Hanukkah-Themed Counted Cross Stitch...

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Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags, or home decor.



Free Uppercase Cursive Back Stitch Alphabet

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



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 Six Stitches Tall Back Stitch Alphabet...

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



Cross Stitch Photo Albums

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



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 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.



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.



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.



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

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What is railroad cross stitching and when to use it.






Free Tiny Alphabet Back Stitch Pattern - Upper...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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.



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.



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Christmas in July: Cross Stitch Patterns to...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Get a jump start on presents with Christmas in July cross stitch patterns.



Converting Linen to Aida

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



Free Teacup and Books Bookmark Pattern - Free...

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Stitch this free Teacup and Books bookmark pattern for your favorite bibliophile. Page 21.



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



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A

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Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Mini Heart A, designed by Connie G. Barwick






Free Six Stitch Tall Cross Stitch Alphabet...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



5 Modern Cross Stitch Designers that are making...

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



Pump up your cross stitch skills with this...

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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 Pattern - Snowflake

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



Free Cat Cross Stitch Patterns with Feline Flair

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Free cat cross stitch patterns for your feline loving friends and their furry little overlords.



Free Chicken Scratch Tree Pattern - Free...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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.



Having fun with the confetti stitch

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Having fun learning the confetti stitch. Add depth and color with this easy to follow definition



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Lighting solutions to optimize your best cross...

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Lighting solutions to optimize your best stitching practices and projects.



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.






Free Romance Bookmark Counted Cross Stitch...

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Bookmarks make great gifts. Use a prefinished form or make your own from Aida or linen scraps. Page 22.



Tips and guidelines for printing free cross...

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



Candwicking: Traditional American Embroidery

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What is Candlewicking? Candlewicking is a traditional form of embroidery based on the colonial knot.



Fair Isle cross stitch patterns from traditiona...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Tutorial: How to Tea Dye Cross Stitch Fabric

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From subtle to vibrant: Tea Dyeing cross stitch fabric for a one of a kind look that will make your cross stitch pop



Free Basketball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...

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Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 4.



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 and Back Stitch Alphabet...

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Use these free Cross Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabet patterns to chart your own sayings, stitch as samplers, or for signing your finished projects.



How To: Stab and Sewing Method of Cross Stitching

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Tips on two methods of cross stitch: The Stab and The Sewing Method.



Free Soccer Ball Motif Counted Cross Stitch...

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



How to Increase and Decrease Your Stitch and...

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



Free Chicken Scratch Square Pattern - Free...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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...

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



Cross Stitching with Waste Canvas

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Definition, tips and when to use waste canvas for your cross stitch project.



Let's Begin: Lessons for Beginning Stitchers

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



Free Chicken Scratch Heart Pattern - Free...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Christmas Bookmark Cross Stitch Pattern

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



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.



Learning to Cross Stitch: How to Stitch a...

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Learning to Cross Stitch: A photo step-by-step guide on how to stitch a single three quarter stitch



Finishing and Framing Cross Stitch Projects

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3 Ways to Finish and Frame Your Cross Stitch Project



Helen's Deer Duo - Rudolf and Reindeer Cross...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Rudolf Cross Stitch Pattern to stitch for fun for the holiday season.



Sleigh and Sled Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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.



How couching can help your next cross stitch...

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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.



Free Baseball Motif Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Stitch the free sports motifs to create special bookmarks or banners for you favorite sports fans. Page 5.



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.



From Whimsical to Traditional: A sampling of...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Quilt Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns

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Quilt inspired cross stitch patterns are perfect for showcasing traditional and contemporary designs.



Free Friendship Saying Bookmark Cross Stitch...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



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.



Free Do Not Weep Memorial Poem Cross Stitch...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Stitch this Do Not Weep Memorial poem in memorial of a loved one or friend. Page 2.



Decorate your tree with these wonderful cross...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Printable Graphs and Lessons for Hardanger...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Cross stitch tools to help you complete the...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

From lighting to cross stitch hoops: Helpful tools and gadgets to make your cross stitch project go easier.



41 Things to Love About Embroidery

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z




Free Yin Yang Cross Stitch Pattern

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



How To Stitch a Quarter Stitch

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A quarter stitch is a mini-half stitch.



Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Christmas Hearts

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Dragonfly Motif Cross Stitch Pattern

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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



Free Candlewicking Alphabet Pattern - Free...

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Use these letters to create Candlewicking sayings or monograms. Page 4.



Free Ohm (Large) Cross Stitch Pattern

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

Stitch the Large Ohm Cross Stitch Pattern with the suggested floss color or choose your own to make a personalized design. Page 15.



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

2017-02-22T11:19:20Z

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