Free Online Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
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 site is a great find. They have free cross stitch patterns for such categories as:
Holiday Patterns, Basket Trims, Decorative Covers, aprons, totes, accessories and so much more. They even have free patterns for jewelry. It is well worth a look.
This is a wonderful site if you need a pattern with a quote included. It also includes a series of connections to other free patterns. It is worth seeing.
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.
On this website there is an abundance of beautiful cross stitch projects just waiting for you to try out. Here you will find alphabets, borders, bookmarks, baby, holiday and so much more. There is a Santa on here that is so adorable.
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 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.
This is a wonderful site to explore. They contain 109 pages containing 12 free patterns on each page. They contains wonderful categories such as animal, food, holidays, seasons and many more. You are sure to be able to find a patterns here for whatever you are crafting.
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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Don't Forget About Kits
Once you have the feeling that you can stitch different items you just might want to think about looing into purchasing a kit.
There are many beautiful kits out there that would look lovely in your home. The have different levels for you to look at. Start out on a lower level and work your way up. If you start at an advanced level it will just frustrate you.
It's time to get started on stitching. It is one of the most relaxing, fulfilling craft around.
© 2010 Susan Hazelton