Since we’ve kicked off A Stitcher’s Christmas, and since it’s not quite December yet (so there’s still time!), I figure today is a good day for a round-up of free Christmas embroidery designs here on Needle ‘n Thread, for those who want to do a little holiday stitching!
I always underestimate the time it will take to complete an embroidery project, but in fact, most of these projects I’m going to list here can be completed in a good bout of weekend binge-stitching. Some of them might take a little longer, but all of them are doable well before Christmas arrives!
Free Christmas Stitching Projects
A Christmas Palm Tree – for those of you in southerly climes!
Boughs of Holly – a holly corner suitable for tablecloths, flour sack towels, cloth napkins, and so forth
Holly & Joy – A Christmas message with embroidered letters
A Tiny Tree with a Bird – just add a pear, and it can pass for a partridge in a pear tree! It’s a spin off of a Quaker motif.
Stitched from Stash Christmas Ornament – a step-by-step series, including finishing instructions.
Leaping Deer & Christmas Tree – a counted cross stitch pattern in a traditional folky style
A Simple Snowflake – Cross stitch snowflake, folk style
Snowflake Corner – Cross stitch folk-style snowflakes in a corner design
Large Snowflake – Cross stitch or other counted work, this one would look great with beads!
Delicate Snowflake – for surface embroidery, with several variations
Bold Snowflake – a less delicate snowflake for surface embroidery
Blackwork Trees – three blackwork trees, great for a counted border
A Christmas Tree for Tambour Embroidery – great for tambour work, but can be stitched with any line stitch.
I’ve been dabbling with the Boughs of Holly corner design in the list above. I’ll be stitching up a new version of it, starting this afternoon if all goes as planned. I’ll keep you abreast of that and share the pattern alternative, in case anyone else wants to stitch it, too!
The e-book for A Thousand Flowers is still available here, if you’re wanting to join in on stitching any of those! I started stitching a new version (the deer) yesterday, with plans for a really fun finishing technique. I’ll share that with you as I get closer to being finished!
Twelve Trees for Christmas is also still available, if you’re looking for Christmas stitching ideas with full instructions and patterns.
Don’t forget that A Stitcher’s Christmas started on Monday, with this gorgeous book give-away. If you haven’t joined in, do it now! The give-away ends Friday morning, when the next giveaway is posted. On Friday, you can look forward to a glorious crewel kit!
Hope your week’s going along splendidly! See you on Friday!