point de croix

How to design your own cross stitch pattern

Cross Stitch Flowers

Cross stitched flowers

 

What you will need:

  • a picture to convert to cross stitch
  • tracing graph paper
  • markers or coloured pencils
  • a floss shade card

handpainted vintage postcard

Original image (handpainted vintage postcard)

1. Choose a tracing graph paper which correspond in size to the fabric count you will use (the higher the count, the more detailed your design will be). You can download and print it here for free.

How To Design Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern

2. Lay the tracing graph paper over the image you would like to convert and redraw the image by colouring the grid squares.

How To Design Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern - 1

3. Add backstitch lines, french knots or beads.

How To Design Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern - 2


4. Use a shade card to match thread colours and make a simple chart key with thread numbers.

How To Design Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern - 3


5. Now you can stitch your design!

How To Design Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern - 4

Needlebook stitched on 32 count cream linen

FREE CHART

Free cross stitch pattern by Ajisai Press

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Blank cross stitch gridsBLANK CROSS STITCH GRIDS

This PDF contains 4 printable blank grids:
– 11 count Aida
– 14 count Aida and 28 count linen
– 16 count Aida and 32 count linen
– 18 count Aida and 36 count linen
You can print these grids on A4 white paper or tracing paper.

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Free cross stitch project: Little treasures

Jewelry box / cabinet

LITTLE TREASURES
A cross stitch design by Valentina Sardu

Recommended fabric
25 count ivory evenweave fabric, stitched over 2 threads

Recommended threads
Cross stitch in 2 strands: terracotta (DMC 356 / Anchor 5975) and dark red (DMC 498 / Anchor 1005)
Backstitch in 1 strand: terracotta (DMC 356 / Anchor 5975)

Jewelry box / cabinet - cross stitch pattern from "Burato" by A.Paganino

The repeatable cross stitch pattern is from the model book “Burato. Libro de recami” by Alex Paganino.

Jewelry box / cabinet - free chart 1

Jewelry box / cabinet - free chart 2

Jewelry box / cabinet - free chart 3

Jewelry box / cabinet - free chart 4

This alphabet is used for personalizing the top of the jewelry box, but it would also work as an alphabet sampler:

Jewelry box / cabinet - free chart: alphabet

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Alex Paganino
Burato. Libro de Recami

ISBN 9788875473310
EURO 24.OO

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Cross Stitch Designs: Enchanted Books

Enchanted Books - cross stitch charts by Ajisai Designs

enchanted books ajisai designs

 

ENCHANTED BOOKS

Cross Stitch charts
by Valentina Sardu
for Ajisai Designs

 

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Enchanted books - ajisai designs

CHARTS IN THIS SERIES:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by ajisai designs

Enchanted Books:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 230 x 170
Stitches: Cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch, backstitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Alice in wonderland - cushion - ajisai designs

Note: the embroidery in the picture is just an example of what you can create with this chart

PETER AND WENDY by ajisai designsEnchanted Books:
PETER AND WENDY
by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 230 x 170
Stitches: Cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch, backstitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

€ 2.99 – DIGITAL DELIVERY
PDF printable version / version PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF

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Peter and Wendy - tray - ajisai designs

Note: the embroidery in the picture is just an example of what you can create with this chart

Blackwork & Cross Stitch Designs: Floral Alphabet

cuscini ajisai designs

(The cushions shown in the picture are just an example of what you can create with these charts)

Floral Alphabet - Ajisai Designs

FLORAL ALPHABET
by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Blackwork and
Cross Stitch charts
Stitch count: 134 x 134
Stitches: Cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch, backstitch or Holbein stitch, beads
Languages: English, French and Italian

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Floral Alphabet: A

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Floral Alphabet: B

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Floral Alphabet: C

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Floral Alphabet: D

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Floral Alphabet: E

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Floral Alphabet: F

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Floral Alphabet: G

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Floral Alphabet: H

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Floral Alphabet: I

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Floral Alphabet: J

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Floral Alphabet: K

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Floral Alphabet: L

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Floral Alphabet: M

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Floral Alphabet: N

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Floral Alphabet: O

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Floral Alphabet: P

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Floral Alphabet: Q

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Floral Alphabet: R

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Floral Alphabet: S

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Floral Alphabet: T

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Floral Alphabet: U

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Floral Alphabet: V

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Floral Alphabet: W

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Floral Alphabet: X

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Floral Alphabet: Y

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Floral Alphabet: Z

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