Scottish Thistle from Albion Gould

Sometimes little things pop up that are just a joy to discover. This lovely Scottish Thistle was one of those things for me. I was taking a break from working and looking around on Pinterest when I discovered a pin for this design that led me to Albion Gould’s website. Where I then proceeded to extend my afternoon break to look at all the lovely things and geek out a little bit at a like-minded soul who enjoys cross stitch, sparkly thread, and Doctor Who ๐Ÿ™‚

Scottish Thistle Free Cross Stitch Pattern from Albion Gould
source: Albion Gould

This is a fun and beautiful design that features the DMC ร‰toile thread line for a bit of sparkle, but of course those can be swapped out if you prefer to use standard threads.

You’ll also notice there’s a special ‘twist’ to this design as well. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so go on over to get the details and the free cross stitch pattern at https://www.albiongould.com/scottish-thistle-cross-stitch-pattern/.

Enjoy and happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to Night Vale Pattern Collection

As a fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and the book, I was really excited to find this fun Welcome to Night Vale cross stitch pattern collection from F.P. Molina. I say collection because there are several Night Vale themed patterns with different options to choose from.

Welcome to Night Vale cross stitch sampler previews
source: F.P. Molina

I absolutely downloaded this sampler pattern and printed it out today. So fun. I love that there are several options included so that you can choose the level of detail you want to have on your stitched piece.

All Hail the Glow Cloud - preview of Night Vale themed free cross stitch pattern
source: F.P. Molina

Of course, I needed the All Hail the Glow Cloud pattern as well.

The Dog Park Will Not Harm You - preview of Night Vale themed free cross stitch pattern
source: F.P. Molina

These are just a few of the Welcome to Night Vale themed cross stitch patterns available from F.P. Molina. Pop on over there and check it out at http://fpmolina.com/2016/06/night-vale-cross-stitch/.

Enjoy and happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

Halloween Biscornu from Lakeside Needlecraft

This cute little Halloween biscornu cross stitch pattern is a free PDF from Lakeside Needlecraft and includes instructions for your biscornu assembly.

Free Halloween Cross Stitch Biscornu (top and bottom)
source: Lakeside Needlecraft

Pattern size is 61 x 61 stitches. Charted in DMC 310, but of course you can use any fabric and threads that you like.

You’ll find the free PDF download at https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk/halloween-biscornu-free-pdf-chart-27350-p.asp

Strawberry Heart from Amanda Gregory

I love strawberry season ๐Ÿ™‚ This cute heart-shaped band sampler from Amanda Gregory is full of strawberry themed beauty.

Get the pattern from Amanda’s site at
http://amandas-designs.blogspot.com/2014/04/strawberry-heart-cross-stitch-free-chart.html

This design does have fractional stitches, but please don’t let those frighten you away from this cute cross stitch pattern. They’re not too difficult, I promise. It’s also a great opportunity to give evenweave or linen stitching a try if you haven’t yet. (Here’s a handy guide to help you, if it’s your first time using those types of fabrics.)

Enjoy and happy stitching!

Rainbow Rose from Mucky Musings

This beautifully colored rainbow rose cross stitch pattern from Mucky Musings would make a beautiful gift or just a fun weekend stitching project.

The PDF chart includes both a color version and a black and white version, so you can print and stitch from whichever you prefer to use.

You’ll also find a few other little free cross stitch patterns available on the download page, including two other roses and a marigold pattern.

Emma Super Stitcher

Super Emma Super Stitcher free cross stitch pattern from DMC

source: DMC-USA.com

I like comic books and super heros and I like cross stitching, so I sort of love this fun Super Emma Super Stitcher freebie from DMC!

So much cute, so much fun. Designed by Brooke Nolan of Brooke’s Books just for DMC, Emma is ready to take on the world one stitch at a time!

Download the free pattern and add this one to your summer project list ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE: While this pattern is no longer available from DMC’s website, it is now available in Brooke’s Stitch-a-Long Facebook group.

Happy Stitching my super stitcher friends!

Swirly Christmas Tree by Helena Kovalchuk

You’ll find this fun and swirly holiday tree as a free pattern in Helena’s shop on Craftsy. The pattern is 109w X 159h in size, so it’s perfect for framing or gift giving ๐Ÿ™‚ It also makes for a great beginner project with basic cross stitching and just a handful of colors.

Enjoy and happy stitching!

Beautiful Poppies in a Vase

It’s funny how amazing things pop up when you didn’t even know you were looking for them. I was poking around looking for something else entirely while having sewing machine troubles, and these stunning poppies came up in the search results. And then I saw the pattern was free! It’s printing as I type.

beautiful poppies in a vase free cross stitch pattern

source: Craftsy.com

Yes, this is really a free pattern. No, I’m not joking. Go get it at Craftsy right now!

Happy Stitching

Simple Spider Hoops

These cute and mildly spooky spiders from Stitched Modern are a quick and easy to stitch Halloween project.

The spider webs are drawn onto the fabric in the project they show, but you could stitch yours if you prefer. Some metallic thread or some blending filament would make for a fun web. You’ll find the pattern and project idea instructions on the Stitched Modern blog [here].


The only thing about this one is I’m not a fan of gluing the fabric to the embroidery hoop, which is what they recommend in their post with the patterns. If you cut away all the fabric and glue it to the hoop like they do in their example, you can’t adjust it later or re-mount it in a different hoop if something unexpected happens.

I prefer lacing the fabric onto the hoop and covering the back in some way, but leaving enough excess fabric tucked away that you can adjust or re-frame the project later if you need / want to.

This video from Peacock & Fig shows how to attach the stitching to the embroidery hoop without gluing it, as well as how to add some felt backing. There are also written instructions to accompany this on their blog [here].

Enjoy and happy stitching! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunflowers and Crows

This cute freebie from PrimitiveBettys has a lot of great elements, and sunflowers are one of my favorite things ever.

You’ll find the free pattern on her blog [here]. Enjoy and happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚