Learn to Stitch: Free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners

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    Free Smiling Star Cross Stitch - Companion Piece to Happy Sun and Sleepy Moon

    Design © 2010 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Smiling Stars Cross Stitch Chart. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    These free Cross Stitch Patterns for Beginners are simple and easy to stitch making them perfect for stitchers who are just starting out.

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    Pattern Key:
    Symbol    Floss Color Number
    Cross Stitch
    .   DMC 726
    Back Stitch
    _______ DMC 898 or 310
    Design Size: 55w by 24h
    Stitching Level: Beginner
    Finished...MORE Design Size:
    For commonly used fabric counts (in inches):
    Add several inches to each side for the cut fabric size.

    • 11-count, 5w by 2 1/8h
    • 14-count, 3 7/8w by 1 5/8h
    • 16-count, 3 3/8w by 1 1/2h
    • 18-count, 3w by 1 1/4h

    (For fabric counts not listed here use the Finished Design Size Calculator.)
    Stitching Tips: Use one-two strands of floss for back stitch and two-three strands of floss for cross stitch. For other fabric counts, adjust the number of floss strands as needed.

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    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Yummy Watermelon Chart

    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Yummy Watermelon Cross Stitch Chart. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Pattern Key:
    Symbol    Floss Color Number
    2    DMC 310
    7    DMC 3705
    "    DMC 3706
    8   DMC 3818
    6   DMC B5200 (white)
    Suggested Substitutions:
    Instead of DMC 3706, use DMC 4110 Color Variations floss and replace DMC 3705 with DMC 3708.
    View Stitched Model
    Design Size: 43 by 15h
    Stitching Level Required: Beginner

    Finished Design Size:
    For commonly used fabric counts (in inches):

    • 11-count, 3 7/8w by 1 1/4h
    • 14-count, 3w by 1h
    • 18-count, 2 3/8w...MORE by 3/4h
    Stitching Tips:
    Add the black watermelon seeds after stitching the rest of the design. Use one-two strands of floss for back stitch and two-three strands of floss for cross stitch. For higher
    fabric, use additional strands of floss as needed.

    This pattern is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/YummyWatermelonSymbol.htmMore Watermelon Crafts and Activities:
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    Stitched Model of Yummy Watermelon Cross Stitch Pattern

    Photo and Design © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com
    Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com Stitched Model of Yummy Watermelon Cross Stitch Patter. Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Pattern Name: Yummy Watermelon pattern
    Fabric Used: 14-count Aida fabric insert in a white hand towel. The design was stitched over two squares of Aida.
    Floss: DMC six-strand embroidery floss and DMC Color Variations Floss
    Stitches Used:
    Cross Stitch
    Back Stitch
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    Terms of Use This pattern is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy,...MORE please refer them to the free Yummy Watermelon pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/YummyWatermelonSolidColor.htm

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    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Three Pumpkins and a Squash - Symbol

    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Three Pumpkins and a Squash - Symbol
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Three Pumpkins and a Squash - Symbol. Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/threepumkinsandasquash.htm

    This pattern provides practice with the three-quarter stitch, made up of a quarter stitch and a half stitch.
    Pattern Key:
    Symbol    Floss Color Number
    "   DMC 433
    M  DMC 699
    +   DMC 727
    4   DMC 971
    Design Size: 36w by 13h
    Stitching Level Required: Beginner

    Finished Design Size:
    For commonly used fabric counts (in inches):

    • 11-count, 2 5/8w by 1 1/8
    • 14-count, 2w by 7/8h
    • 18-count, 1 1/2w...MORE by 5/8w

    Stitching Tips: Small characters indicate stitching a three-quarter stitch. Use two-three strands of floss for cross stitch. For higher count fabric, use additional strands of floss as needed.

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    Stitched Model of the Free Three Pumpkins and a Squash Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Model of the Free Three Pumpkins and a Squash Pattern. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Pattern Name: Three Pumpkins and a Squash
    Fabric Used: 14-count Aida insert in a tan fingertip towel
    Floss: Two strands of DMC six-strand embroidery floss
    Technique: Over Two
    Stitches Used:
    Cross Stitch | Three-Quarter Stitch

    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design.

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    The pattern from which this model was created is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com

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    Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon

    Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon. Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Mini-Motif-Collection/Sleepy-Moon-Cross-Stitch.htm

    Suggested Floss Colors: DMC 727 (light topaz) for cross stitches and DMC 310 (black) for back stitches.

    Design Size: 23w by 29h

    Finished Design Size:
    (for commonly used fabric counts, in inches)

    • 11-count, 2w by 2 5/8h
    • 14-count, 1 5/8w by 2h
    • 18-count, 1 1/4h by 1 1/2h
    Stitching Tips: Use one-two strands for back stitch and two-three strands for cross stitch. For higher count fabrics,...MORE use additional strands of floss as needed.

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    Stitched Model of Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon

    Stitched Model of Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Stitched Model of Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Sleepy Moon - Designed and Stitched by Connie G. Barwick. Photo © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/Sleepy-Moon-Cross-Stitch.htm

    This model of the Sleepy Moon pattern was stitched on 14-count blue Aida fabric with DMC six-strand embroidery floss.

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    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Hot Air Balloon - Solid Color Pattern

    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Hot Air Balloon - Solid Color Pattern
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Hot Air Balloon - Solid Color Pattern. Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/Hot-Air-Balloon-Color.htm

    Stitch this design with the floss colors of your choice.
    Design Size: 22w by 25h
    Stitching Level Required: Beginner

    Finished Design Size:
    For commonly used fabric counts (in inches):

    • 11-count, 2w by 2 1/4h
    • 14-count, 1 1/2w by 1 3/4h
    • 18-count, 1 1/8w by 1 3/8h
    Stitching Tips: Use one-two strands of floss for back stitch and two-three strands of floss for cross stitch. For higher cou...MOREnt
    fabric, use additional strands of floss as needed.
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    Stitched Model of Free Hot Air Balloon Cross Stitch Pattern

    Photo and Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Model of Free Hot Air Balloon Cross Stitch Pattern. Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Pattern Name: Hot Air Balloon
    Fabric Used: 14-count blue Aida fabric from Charles Craft
    Floss: Two strands of DMC six-strand embroidery floss
    Stitches Used: Cross Stitch | Back Stitch
    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design.

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    If you use one of the...MORE free patterns from About.com Cross Stitch, be sure to share a photo. We love to see your projects!

    The pattern from which this model was created is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com

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    Free Happy Sun Cross Stitch Pattern - Printable Cross Stitch Chart

    Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Sun
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Happy Sun. Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Suggested Floss Colors:
    DMC 971 (cross stitch)
    DMC 310 (back stitch)
    Design Size: 27w by 27h

    Finished Design Size:
    (for commonly used fabric counts, in inches)

    • 11-count, 2 3/8w by 2 3/8h
    • 14-count, 1 7/8w by 1 7/8h
    • 18-count, 1 1/2w by 1 1/2h
    Stitching Tips:
    Use one-two strands of floss for back stitches and two-three strands of floss for cross stitches. For higher count fabrics use additional strands of floss as needed.
    More...MORE Information About Free Patterns:
    This pattern is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Mini-Motif-Collection/Happy-Sun-Cross-Stitch.htm
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    Stitched Model of Free Happy Sun Pattern - Sans Back Stitch

    Photo and Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Happy Sun Pattern Model. Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    This model of the free Happy Sun pattern was stitched on 18-count white Aida fabric with DMC six-strand embroidery floss.

    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design. This design would also look good done in seed beads.

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    If you use one of the free...MORE patterns from About.com Cross Stitch, be sure to share a photo. We love to see your projects!

    The pattern from which this model was stitched is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Mini-Motif-Collection/Happy-Sun-Cross-Stitch.htm

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    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Lunch - Color Symbol

    Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Lunch - Color Symbol
    Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Beginners - Lunch - Color Symbol. Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pattern URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/LunchColorSymbol.htm

    Pattern Key:
    Symbol    Floss Color Number
    Cross Stitch
    1   DMC 552
    .    DMC 798
    Back Stitch:
    _______ DMC 310 for outline of glass
    _______ DMC 414 for steam rising from soup
    _______ DMC 971 for drinking straw

    Design Size: 17w by 11h
    Stitching Level Required: Beginner

    Finished Design Size:
    For commonly used fabric counts (in inches):

    • 11-count, 1 1/2w by 1h
    • 14-count, 1 1/8w by 3/4h
    • 18-count,...MORE 7/8w by 1/2h
    Stitching Tips:
    Use one-two strands of floss for back stitch and two-three strands of floss for cross stitch. For higher
    fabric, use additional strands of floss as needed.
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    Model of the Free Lunch Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © 2008 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Model of Free Lunch Cross Stitch Pattern. Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    This model of the Free Lunch Cross Stitch pattern was stitched with DMC floss on a yellow fingertip towel.
    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design.

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    If you use one of the free patterns from About.com Cross Stitch, be sure to share a photo. We...MORE love to see your projects!

    The pattern from which this model was created is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com

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    Free Cross Stitch Trees Motif Pattern - Free Printable Christmas Trees Chart

    Design © 2008 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com Christmas Trees Motif Pattern. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Stitch this design with the floss colors of your choice.

    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design.

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    This pattern is protected...MORE by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Cross-Stitch-for-Beginners-/Small-Trees-Cross-Stitch-Motif.htm

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    Stitched Model of the Free Four Trees Motif Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc. Stitched Model of the Free Christmas Trees Pattern. Photo and Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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    Pattern Name: Cross Stitch Trees Motif
    Fabric Used: 11-count Aida fabric tinted with drink mix
    Floss: DMC and Threadworx flosses
    Stitch Used: Cross Stitch
    Alternate Ideas:
    Substitute a cross stitch variation for some or all of the cross stitches in the design.

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    If you use one of the free patterns from About.com...MORE Cross Stitch, be sure to share a photo. We love to see your projects!.

    The pattern from which this model was created is protected by copyright laws. If someone wants a copy of this pattern, please refer them to this URL - http://crossstitch.about.com