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Free Alphabet Patterns For Stitching

Updated on October 23, 2016
Sampler_by_Elizabeth_Laidman,_1760 | Source

The many uses of alphabets

If you are a cross stitch lover, as I am, you will eventually find yourself needing an alphabet pattern to embellish your latest piece. If you do as much cross stitching as I do you will discover that you need a few different patterns in varying shapes and sizes. You will probably find that after using the same pattern over and over you will begin to long for a new pattern.

There are many uses for an alphabet. You can make a sampler for your child in a fun pattern. What a delightful way to teach them the alphabet. You can make a piece with your child's name and stitch a couple of your child's favorite things (example: butterflies, dog, football, and so on) to help make your childs room their own. You can use the larger more ornate patterns to make a monagram pillow or wall hanging. You can use the tiny backstitch patterns to personalize a christmas ornament or make a personal card. There are many ways you can use a good alphabet.

By now I am sure you can see how having a collection of alphabet patterns can be useful. Because it can become quite expensive to buy each and every pattern I decided to share my top selections of website that have what I condsider to be great alphabet patterns. I hope you get as much use out of them as I do.

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Where to find free patterns

This is a great website to find a variety of alphabet patterns. They have over 43 free alphabet designs, each nicer than the next.

This website has 28 different alphabet patterns. All of the patterns are nice but two in particular caught my eye: "Christmas Holly and "Candy Cane".

I love this website. It offers 17 alphabets and monograms that are truly creative.

This website has 10 different backstitch alphabets which are great for personalizing your finished pieces.

Yarntree has 6 alphabet backstitch patterns ranging in sizes from 2 stitches to 20 stitches which make them the perfect size to use on ornaments and cards. They also cross stitch block alphabet which is 9 sitiches tall, a very useful size.

This website has a wonderful Garden Alphabet that is a great size for a pillow or wallhanging. Each letter has a wonderful garden scene which is distinctly different from the next.

Birdstich has an adorable decorative Bluebird Alphabet along with other equally cute patterns.

This website leads you to to really cute free alphabet patterns: Birdhouse Alphabet and Flight of the Fairy Reindeer. There are more alphabets that are equally as creative, I am sure you will find one here.

This wesite also has several different alphabet patterns. I just love are the Heart Alphabet and the Stocking Alphabet.

How to use the alphabets
How to use the alphabets | Source

What to do With the Alphabet

Monogram a shirt

Personalize a blanket

Add a saying to a pillow

Make a personalized door knob hanger

Make an alphabet to hang on a child's wall

Make personalized ornaments

Initial the tags of your child's clothing

Make a collar for your dog with his name on it

Make a sampler for the wall


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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love to cross stitch too. Thanks Joy56 for stopping in and commenting.

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      Joy56 7 years ago

      i love cross stitch thanks for this hub

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks for visiting.

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      cross stitch 7 years ago

      the cross stitch is high quality and the price is low.