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Cross Stitch - a home for stitchers, finished objects (FOs), works-in-progress (WIPs), patterns, and more!


>>>FAQ & How To<<<


🗓 Monthly Events

A lot is happening, stitchers! Here's a summary of what to look out for each month.

Week 1

🎊 Feature Artist

🏆 Monthly Competition Winners

Week 3

🎁 Free Pattern: Theme Voting

Week 4

🏆 Monthly Competition Submission and Voting 🎁 Free Pattern: Previous Month's Pattern Posted


🎁 Cross Stitcher Gift Guide


Rules

  1. Be supportive, welcoming and kind Exercise good reddiquette.
  2. Read the FAQ & How To before posting a question. This resource has everything, including pattern making programs, apps & websites, finishing techniques, and how to get started.
  3. Don't request, share, or post photos of copyrighted patterns. Patterns should not be in any photograph unless asking for help on how to read a zoomed in portion. Any patterns in the background of photos must be obfuscated or blacked out.
  4. Include the pattern source in every FO post. This can be in the title of your FO post or as the first comment. Sources can include: 'self-drafted', store name and pattern name, or 'internet search'. Do not link directly to Pinterest or Google, just state the website.
  5. Only cross-stitch and blackwork are allowed. We are changing this rule to allow only cross stitch and blackwork as of 8/1/2021. All future embroidery pieces will be removed from the sub and directed to /r/embroidery.
  6. Do not make an original post linking to your blog/shop. Linking to your blog/shop are okay in the comments if you are providing a source for your [FO], answering a question, or providing a pattern for free to the community. Use the 90-10 rule as a guide. Here is an FAQ for shop owners
  7. No bots. All bots are banned unless the bot provides exceptional value to /r/CrossStitch.

Tags for posting:

Only one tag per post.

[FO] Finished Thread-and-Fabric Object. All [FO] posts must be a completed pattern done on fabric with thread. Don't forget this partners with Rule Four: Cite your source!

[WIP] Work In Progress

[PATTERN] Free and ready to download patterns.

[CHAT] Cross Stitch related questions, discussions, pattern requests, or general self-posts where photos aren’t necessary.

[PIC] Cross stitch-related photo including memes, hauls, pet pictures, self-made needle minders, dyed fabrics, and other pics related to cross stitching.

[VIDEO] Flosstube, tutorial, time-lapse.

[SHOP] If you're linking back to your own shop, use the SHOP flair. Limit one post per month. Please review Rule 6!


🎁 Monthly Free Pattern 🎁

October:

Ghosts in Glowing Gloom

Bee-Witched Moonlight Flight

September:

Squirrel Postage Stamp

August:

Cat Postage Stamp

July:

Snail Postage Stamp

June:

Woodland Strawberries

May:

Swan Postage Stamp

April:

Butterfly Postage Stamp March:

Moon Tea Time

February:

Count Twice Stitch Once

January:

Victory's Laurel Wreath and Key

🗄 View Pattern Archive


🛍 Continuous Craft Fair 🛍

Checkout the Shops

Are you a shop owner? Apply for the Continuous Craft Fair


🏆 Monthly Competition 🏆

2022 monthly themes: Find the list in this post. Competition and voting are the last seven days of each month.

Find more information about the monthly competition here!


Related Subreddits

/r/Embroidery

/r/Needlepoint

/r/Stitchy

/r/Crafts

/r/RandomActsOfCrafts

/r/nintendostitch

r/StitchesLostAndFound

r/DrunkXStitch

/r/CrossStitch

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[FO] evil queen

pattern from HappySlothPatterns on Etsy

1 Comment
2024/04/15
08:42 UTC

0 Comments
2024/04/15
08:41 UTC

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[PIC] Project of the weekend; organised my cheap floss!

So these are all my cheap floss skeins from the Dutch store Action. Now I need to figure out how I want to organise my nice DMC skeins!

1 Comment
2024/04/15
08:39 UTC

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[WIP] Japanese Garden by Dimensions

Please ignore my gridding 💀💀 - I was too impatient to grid everything and wanted to get started ASAP. I’m posting this to hold myself accountable because only God knows how inconsistent I am with projects LOL

I will say, I forgot how annoying it is to use paper patterns, but I guess I’ll manage... Currently combining the royal rows method with cross country whilst minimizing traveling as best as I can.

Day 1 complete (because I need to sleep HAHA) !

0 Comments
2024/04/15
07:29 UTC

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[CHAT] BSL pattern

Hi all,

Does anyone know where I could get a pattern for BSL?

I'm wanting to make some name plaques for colleagues but I can only find ASL online 😭

If anyone has any ideas, or trustworthy pattern makers please let me know! 🥰

1 Comment
2024/04/15
07:21 UTC

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[WIP] Pandemic update

After taking some time off and working on some other projects I'm back to Pandemic. Not sure where I want to go next

3 Comments
2024/04/15
04:31 UTC

12

[CHAT] where do you shop for patterns besides on etsy?

Or free sources other than public libraries?

15 Comments
2024/04/15
01:57 UTC

296

[FO] LongDogSampler: "Pandemic" - I loved this mono design so much, I started on another pattern from them right away.

18 Comments
2024/04/15
00:41 UTC

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[CHAT] Anyone else having trouble finding DMC 310 anywhere?

For context I’m in Canada and all of my local Michaels stores are completely sold out. Amazon prices are a bit ridiculous (to be expected)… Is anyone else running into this issue? Any ideas where I can get my hands on some 310?

26 Comments
2024/04/14
23:58 UTC

188

[WIP] First time using a Q-snap and the only thing I regret is not buying one sooner!

20 Comments
2024/04/14
23:55 UTC

52

[WIP] A little less than a quarter done (DMC Water Lily Pond)

1 Comment
2024/04/14
23:27 UTC

0

[CHAT] Black Aida 14ct

I’m UK based and looking for somewhere to purchase Black 14ct Aida, any recommendations? 🖤

3 Comments
2024/04/14
23:17 UTC

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[FO] Speak Now- Taylor’s Version

Pattern from Natxstitches on Etsy- I used 16ct and 2 strands.

1 Comment
2024/04/14
22:35 UTC

86

[FO] First finish of the year

By CrossStitchTraveller on Etsy

0 Comments
2024/04/14
22:13 UTC

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[FO] First finished project in ten years!

Pattern is custom house cross stitch from juicyartbydarina on Etsy and the font is “Celeste” from twolilkits on Etsy. Excited to give this as a housewarming gift! Only one year late lol.

Any finishing/framing tips welcome!

0 Comments
2024/04/14
22:13 UTC

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[CHAT] What are your favorite accessories?

Hello everyone! I’m relatively new to cross stitching and have (until now) only used materials I’ve inherited from my mom and grandmother. I’ve been thinking about buying some new equipment and accessories that might help me speed up the process, or just stitch in a more comfortable way.

I’ve been looking at plastic rings (instead of wooden ones), a kind of snap frame?, a lap standee, needle minders, but overall I’m feeling a bit out of my depth here 😅

Please tell me what your favorite accessories are and how they’ve helped you!

(Also if this is explained in the FAQ (I couldn’t find it) please feel free to direct me there instead)

46 Comments
2024/04/14
22:06 UTC

315

[WIP] Temperature chart but it’s temperature: it’s my weight loss.

Done the first 3 months!

So, the colours represent the rate at which I am losing (or gaining) weight.

Red is gaining. Yellow to orange is losing at a rate of 0-1 pounds a week. Green to blue is losing at a rate of 1-2 pounds a week. The one little purple bit is losing over 2 pounds a week.

There’s more red than I would like, but from January 1st to April 1st, I did lose 11 pounds!

24 Comments
2024/04/14
21:56 UTC

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[PIC] did I need all these? No. Did I spend too much? Probably.

$20 minus 20% discount. I regret nothing lol. 😆

34 Comments
2024/04/14
21:38 UTC

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[CHAT] What to use for protecting keychain projects?

I'm making these tiny hoops into keychains, and I'm stuck on what I can use to protect them from dirt and wear. I tried UV resin, but it soaked into the fabric and made the it look wet and dull. I was thinking maybe mod podge might work? Maybe a spray coat of something?

https://preview.redd.it/2k5g29q89iuc1.jpg?width=2268&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e9eb8ac1ce113e57bd091a83fcb6afaa059601c5

8 Comments
2024/04/14
20:31 UTC

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