Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns Online
Getting Ready For The Holidays
It's never too early to start getting ready for the Christmas season especially if you are the type who likes to give personal gifts. There is nothing better than receiving a gift that a friend or loved one took the time to make. It gives a person that warm, fuzzy feeling to know that someone cares enough to spend some of their hard to find extra time to make this gift for you. It doesn't matter how large or small the gift is it is the time and thought that was put into it. Anyway, as I said it is never to early to get started on your Holiday craft projects.
A few years ago, when I had more time than money, I made everyone a handmade gift. That first year it was soap in their favorite scents. Since that first year my friends and loved ones have grown to expect and actually look forward to receiving these special little gifts. I try to make something different every year. I hope I don't run out of ideas. This year I am making personalized Christmas ornaments for everyone on my list.
I have been looking for the perfect ornament pattern for each person and it has become quite a project, a fun one but time consuming. I decided to give a little hand to those of you out there who are beginning to look around for those special patterns for their own Holiday gifts to make. I found some of the most adorable free patterns online. All you have to do to make them special is to stitch the person's name and the date on them.
Where Do I Find The Free Patterns?
There are so many places to find these free cross stitch patterns that I had to narrow down my list. It was very hard to choose just a few but I managed. The few sites that I finally settled on are the ones that had patterns that I will be using to make personalized ornaments for my gifts this year.
This website links to a number of other websites that offer some really nice free Holiday cross stitch patterns that are suitable for making ornaments, pillows, wall hangings and anything else you can think of. Under the heading Crossstitch and Needle Projects they have a section called free Crossstitch and Needlework Patterns . Just click on Holiday Cross Stitch Patterns.
This website links to brooksbookpublishing which has a wonderful Santa pattern and Mrs Claus pattern that would make cute little ornaments. The pattern is in black and white with the back stitching showing up in a gold color. It gives the stitching count and the finished size when using 14 count aida cloth.
They have an abundance of patterns including a geometric pattern that makes up beautifully when using Christmas colors. They also have a Noel piece, Dec 25 motif, Not a creature was stirring, Peace and Santa Cat. I only named a few of their patterns to give you an idea of their variety.
The patterns are graphed in large print and are easy to follow. They include the design count size, finished stitched size when using 11, 14 or 18 count aida and stitching level required.
This website offers so much more than birds. Take a few minutes to look around this website. When you are ready to look at Christmas simply click on the Christmas link under Jenny's Free Crossstitch Patterns Links or simply scroll down until you reach Christmas-Free Cross Stitch Patterns Selections.These links lead you to other websites with free Christmas cross stitch patterns. One of my favorites is crossedwing that has an adorable Christmas Cardinal that make a striking ornament. This pattern is clearly graphed in black and white. It includes stitch countsize and finished design size for 11, 14, 16, 18 and 22 count aida.
This website links to may different websites with a great selection of free Christmas patterns. It also links tobevscountrycottagewhich has some wonderful patterns that are perfect for making ornaments including a Christmas Penguin, Tiny Reindeer and a beautiful Star. These patterns are graphed in color and include stitch size and finished pattern size for 11 count aida.
You will find some terrific creative patterns in this website including a patterns called Swirly Snow which has a wonderfully diverse set of snowflake designs that would be beautiful stitchedon colored aida. There is also a Christmas star pattern that is also perfect for colored aida cloth. These patterns are graphed in black and white and include a stitch count for 14, 16 and 18 count aida.
My favorite pattern on this website is called Light up your lifeit is an adorable moose with Christmas lights tangled in his antlers. It is graphed in black and white and includes the stitch count and finished designarea for 18 count aida.
This website also links to some great websites that include free patterns.One of the websites that it links to is craftown which takes you to shopororiginalpublishing. This website has a whole slew of free patterns (47) each one nicer than the next. They include a Christmas Village, Sweater Snowman, Puppy's First Christmas, and Winter Wonderland Hedgehog, just to name a few. The patterns are grafted in color and include the stitch count and finished size for 14 count.
Crossstitch Ornament Patterns
What do I do when I finish stitching?
Many of these patterns are perfect for making ornaments. You can make a stuffed pillow ornament by backing the cross stitch piece with a cheerful holiday fabric adding a ribbon loop as a hanger. This little ornament is pretty with or without lace trim or fringe. Whatever you do make it your own. Use your imagination, the sky's the limit.
You can also use these designs to make holiday pillow, door hangers, pictures to hang on the wall, pot holders, embellish towels for kitchen or bath, embellish a tee shirt or sweatshirt, and many, many other things. Just use your imagination. Whatever you make your friends and loved one will love it because you cared enough to put time and thought into this special gift.
By the way, these free patterns can be used for personal use only (in most cases) unless otherwise stated on the website. The people who designed these patterns spent a lot of time getting them just so and would be unhappy to find their patterns out there making money for someone other than themselves. So go ahead and use them to make for yourself or as gifts but please respect the designers who care and don't put them on the internet to sell. If you are unsure as to whether you can use them to make a profit for yourself (some of them don't mind) please contact the website and ask they will let you know.
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