Free cross stitch patterns
free charts for counted cross stitch embroidery
Looking for free cross stitch patterns? You've come to the right place! Find your favorite pattern in our catalogue, download it to your computer and start embroidering today. The free patterns for cross stitch are divided into categories for easier orientation.
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This section includes cross stitch patterns of teddy bears, cats and different types of animals.
Marine world and life
A small collection of cross stitch fish patterns as well as other water creatures.
Flowers cross stitch
Contains tulips, clematis, and blossoming flowers. Also includes marguerite monograms in addition to floral designs.
This section offers decorative and national motifs as well as tablecloth patterns.
Cross stitch pattern categories
What are cross stitch patterns for?
Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. The stitcher counts the threads on a piece of evenweave fabric (such as linen) in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern. Cross-stitch is also executed on easily-countable fabric called aida cloth but the threads are not actually counted.
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