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


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๐Ÿ—“ Monthly Events

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

Week 1

๐ŸŽŠ Feature Artist

๐Ÿ† Monthly Competition Winners

Week 3

๐ŸŽ Free Pattern: Theme Voting

Week 4

๐Ÿ† Monthly Competition Submission and Voting ๐ŸŽ Free Pattern: Previous Month's Pattern Posted


๐ŸŽ 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 arenโ€™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!


๐ŸŽ Monthly Free Pattern ๐ŸŽ

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

๐Ÿ—„ View Pattern Archive


๐Ÿ› Continuous Craft Fair ๐Ÿ›

Checkout the Shops

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


๐Ÿ† Monthly Competition ๐Ÿ†

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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[CHAT] Backstitch or something else?

The stitches that make up this letter โ€œAโ€ look like backstitch to me, but Iโ€™m wondering if there is another name for this type of stitch, where they are outlining the โ€œboxโ€ you would normally stitch an x in? Does anyone know?

0 Comments
2024/02/13
17:05 UTC

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[CHAT] I'm looking for fun/silly/cute little projects to get back into cross-stitching.

I have many WIP that have been sitting for months that I lost interest in during some mental health issues. I'd like to jump back in with something small to get me going. Every time I search Etsy for small cross stitch I get the same mini masterpiece art patterns or small samplers/motifs with no detail.

What have some of your favorite fun little patterns been? Please and thank you!

ETA: they can absolutely be subversive. sweary, or snarky too! That's always preferred ;)

3 Comments
2024/02/13
16:51 UTC

8

[WIP] Dragons, guardians of gems by Nadezhda Gavrilenkova

The first dragon is coming together. I'm really exciting seeing this pattern come to life.

0 Comments
2024/02/13
16:28 UTC

1

[CHAT] I'm interested in your view on some teeny flowers for a border

My preference is D but what do you think? It sits in a leaf and flower border round some text

https://preview.redd.it/puospbzmkdic1.jpg?width=3060&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e581b15bbe19d78ba2c5d9670330beb62e631e71

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1 Comment
2024/02/13
15:59 UTC

19

[FO] Proteas Emblem

This was far more difficult to do than it was supposed to be ๐Ÿ˜… I was two stitches away from running out of yellow, too ๐Ÿ˜‚

9 Comments
2024/02/13
15:59 UTC

105

[FO] Autumn Hedgehog

4 Comments
2024/02/13
15:23 UTC

0 Comments
2024/02/13
14:53 UTC

2

[CHAT] Resources for teaching a young kid cross stitch?

Hey guys! So my 6yr old step daughter expressed minor interest in my stitching - and her grandma ran with it for Christmas. She picked up a few easy/"kid friendly" kits for SD, but after a couple of tries either I'm not great at teaching OR they're a bit too hard. My guess is on the latter, and we need to back up to the very basics.

I created a little punch out on cardboard to demonstrate the stitch and numbered the holes, and she did very well there. But translating it back to the pattern on the kit - not so much. She's very bright for her age and is good in recognizing patterns and such in general. I will also point out that her attention span is limited when she isn't 'seeing' fruits of her labor quickly. Sooo this overall may not be the craft for her.

Does anyone know of any good patterns for teaching kids? Or even something like stitcher cards she could practice on over and over? My searches aren't turning up much. For now my thought is to stick to plastic yarn needles, yard, and the plastic canvas due to her age. (And the fact that she got mildly bored and tried to 'poke' me with the plastic yard needle... ๐Ÿ™„). I'd like something that I could set her up and let her go with, as she wants to be extremely hands on.

8 Comments
2024/02/13
14:53 UTC

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[WIP] Color advice

Hello there,

This is my first blackwork project, but I wasn't sure I wanted to use only black. I love this colour (3847), and I'm thinking of alternating this colour and black, in a check board style. Maybe I'll make the other decks with a different colour + black, but it's another thought for another day lol.

What I'm wondering however is what color should I use for the small motif between the cards (think something arrow-like). 3847, 310, both, something else?

1 Comment
2024/02/13
14:24 UTC

23

[SHOP] My new pattern with the Jolly Leprechaun.

2 Comments
2024/02/13
13:57 UTC

6

[CHAT] Dimensions kits on 20% off sale on amazon

I ordered the Fall Fairy yesterday, mostly because I'm concerned about it going out of print , and then I log in today and the new release Summer Fairy is on sale today

Not today, Satan lmao

1 Comment
2024/02/13
13:29 UTC

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[CHAT] A new way to mess up!

I picked up my cross stitch. I was going to carry on from the day before. I needed to take new thread from the bobbin. Black heart, so 823. Load up the needle and notice that this is not the same colour as yesterday! Only way it could have happened is if I put the wrong colour on my thread sorter. So not only was yesterdays work wrong, so were the other times that I used that symbol. The only positive is that it was easy to find with pattern keeper.

5 Comments
2024/02/13
12:05 UTC

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[FO] Indian Maiden by Joan Elliott

Indian Maiden by Joan Elliott. I stitched this 14 years ago and was my first 'big' cross stitch piece and such a fun piece to stitch.

3 Comments
2024/02/13
10:59 UTC

170

[FO] Gift for a friend leaving Melbourne

9 Comments
2024/02/13
10:02 UTC

61

[WIP] Birth announcement cross stitch, picking colors for the name and birthday

Hi everyone, I am working on a cross stitch for a friend's upcoming baby girl, all that is left is to do the baby's name and birthdate. What do you think of this palette? Also, the baby's middle name is Rose, is it cute or meh to do that name in pink?

Pattern: Sea Birth Announcement, by Stitches Lovers Shop on Etsy.

9 Comments
2024/02/13
09:57 UTC

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[FO] Melodrama album cover ๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

1 Comment
2024/02/13
06:03 UTC

5

[CHAT] No Stupid Questions!

Have you checked out the FAQ linked in the sidebar? Still have questions? Ask here!

It's the weekly No Stupid Questions post!

0 Comments
2024/02/13
06:01 UTC

64

[FO] Gentleman Cthulhu

I took on this 4,000 stitch project for a Valentineโ€™s Day gift as my first ever cross stitch ๐Ÿ˜… Suffice to say Iโ€™ll be taking a short break from cross stitch projects as I only had four days to complete this and I pulled three all nighters and stitched until my fingers bled (literally). Super happy with the results though!

8 Comments
2024/02/13
03:49 UTC

110

[WIP] Yay! The mindless part!

12 Comments
2024/02/13
03:07 UTC

64

[SHOP] A recent finish from Celeste

3 Comments
2024/02/13
02:07 UTC

389

[PIC] Iโ€™ve been caught

10 Comments
2024/02/13
01:59 UTC

111

[FO] One strand backstitching won out XD Any tips for taking it to a framer? I have a good one nearby.

Pattern by DigiCrossStitch on etsy.

19 Comments
2024/02/13
01:43 UTC

165

[FO] Midcentury Haunted

Pattern from the Creepy Cross stitch book by Lindsay Swearingen

3 Comments
2024/02/13
01:37 UTC

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[SHOP] Julies X Stitch Cross Stitch Store Closing with 50% OFF

Julie is retiring and closing her store. Closeout sale is offering all Cross Stitch products at 50% OFF!

www.juliesXstitch.com

1 Comment
2024/02/13
00:53 UTC

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[CHAT] Why are 10x10 frames not a thing?

I bought a 10x10inch pattern and I've been working on it for mine and my partner's wedding day (it's in 3 days, I'm cutting it close!) We went looking for a frame today and apparently only 8x8 and 12x12 exist?? We went in several stores and as soon as we mentioned 10x10 it was an immediate nope from the workers. They had 8x10 and 10x12 too. Is there any particular reason for this or does the universe just hate me? ๐Ÿ˜… Definitely will think twice about buying a 10x10 pattern again.

22 Comments
2024/02/13
00:34 UTC

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