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Free Pattern Friday: No Ban No Wall

It’s been far too long since I posted anything for free pattern Friday, but I’m back with a vengeance this week, with the first in a series of resistance-minded cross stitch patterns.

a round cross stitch pattern with red brick-pattern background and black text that reads 'no ban no wall'

Click here to download the PDF from Craftsy. The pattern download includes both a full-color and a black and white version of the chart.

Although you can download it for free, if you enjoyed this chart, I encourage you to show your appreciation by donating to the American Civil Liberties UnionBorder Angels, or the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Keep fighting & keep stitching.

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Free Pattern Friday: I Choose You!

Today for free pattern Friday I have another magnet or badge cross stitch idea featuring Pikachu!

pikachu cross stitch chart

This pattern is a simplified version of the same Pikachu pose originally posted by Birdie Stitching. You can right click and choose “Save As” to save the pattern, or download a PDF version from Craftsy.

Here is what Pikachu looks like when stitched on plastic canvas:

photograph of a cross stitched Pikachu magnet

I hope you enjoy stitching up this Pikachu; share pictures if you do!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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Free Pattern Friday: Bees in Four Directions

Today I have a very small and simple pattern for some tiny cross-stitched bees. These are based off the bees for the August flower of the month square, but I’ve altered them slightly and made a pattern for a bee facing in each direction.

free cross stitch pattern tiny bees

Right click and choose “save as” to save the chart to your computer. Or download the chart in PDF form from Craftsy.

These bees are super cute when stitched, I just love their little antennae. I used a three-quarter stitch for the black fractional stitch on the head, but only used half-stitches (one leg of a regular cross stitch) for the wings. Trying to make three-quarter stitches on the wings made them look too bulky and strange. Here are some close-ups on my August flower of the month square showing two of the bees:

close-up photograph of a cross-stitched bee

close-up photograph of a cross stitched bee

I hope you’ll stitch something up with a few tiny bees, and please share with me if you do!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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Free Pattern Friday: Free Pattern Round-Up

For this installment of Free Pattern Friday I’ve brought together a list of resources for free cross stitch patterns across the web. Of course, it isn’t difficult to find “free” patterns on the web, but I’ve curated the list to include only those that have been made free by their designers.

  • First, of course, is the free pattern category here on PDX-Stitch
  • Craftsy has a large variety of free embroidery patterns, both for hand embroidery (including cross stitch), and machine embroidery. Patterns are provided in PDF form by their designers, and the site includes both free and paid patterns for many other crafts, too.
  • Daily Cross Stitch features a new free, simple pattern on their site each day. Their other patterns are only $1.
  • Birdie Stitching posts a new free cross stitch pattern nearly every day, often fandom-based (particularly Pokémon, Sailor Moon, gaming, and anime charts).
  • A search on Deviantart reveals many free charts, though the search functionality on the site is sorely lacking
  • DMC’s website has a lot of patterns & projects, separated into projects for regular cotton floss, variegated floss, metallic floss, etc.
  • Anchor’s website also offers free tutorials and patterns for cross stitch and other embroidery projects. They do require a free registration to download projects, but registering also allows you to bookmark things for later and to comment on projects.
  • Tiny Modernist has some really cool charts for sale in her Etsy shop, and also conveniently lists all of her free patterns on her blog (I love the sewing room project; I’m adding it to my to-do list!)
  • Artecy Cross Stitch posts “10-20 new patterns… each fortnight” to their shop and makes two of these available for free for two weeks. They also continually offer some flag patterns and awareness ribbon patterns that are either public domain or free for personal use.

Surely I’ve missed some great free pattern resources, so please add your own favorites in the comments below!

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Free Chart Friday: I Lobe You

Today I have a brainy cross stitch chart for Free Chart Friday.

cross stitch chart depicting brain and spinal cord, with text that reads

Save the chart by right clicking on the chart image and choosing “save image.” Or download the chart as a free PDF from Craftsy!

I made this chart and stitched it as a Valentine’s gift for my boyfriend. It is inspired by a quotation from an episode of House. Here is what it looks like stitched up:

photograph of cross stitch depicting a red brain and the words

I used some unmarked red thread from my stash, but I think any color would look great here. The backstitching on the cerebellum is possibly my favorite bit.

Enjoy the chart and please share pictures if you stitch it up!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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Free Chart Friday: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Free Chart Friday is back! Today’s chart may be not safe for work if you happen to work as a sailor:

cross stitch chart with maritime signal flags for WTF

 

This chart shows the maritime signal flags for Whiskey (W), Tango (T), and Foxtrot (F). It is bordered by Morse code reading “SRSLY WTF.” The chart is designed to fit nicely in a 5 inch hoop when stitched on 18 count aida.

Save the chart by right clicking on the chart image and choosing “save image.” Or download the chart as a free PDF from Craftsy!

Enjoy the chart and please share pictures if you stitch it up!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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Free Chart Friday: Ditto

Another Friday, another free cross stitching chart. Today I have a chart for a simple Ditto:

cross stitch chart with ditto Pokemon

I made Ditto into a magnet for my fridge (but using different colors, I preferred a pink Ditto):

photograph of cross stitched Ditto pokemon magnet stuck to a fridge

This Ditto is stitched on 14 count perforated plastic canvas, which is a great material for cross stitch magnet making. Ditto is a big magnet, about 3.5 inches across.

Save the chart by right clicking on the chart image and choosing “save image.” Or download the chart as a free PDF from Craftsy!

Enjoy the chart and please share pictures if you make a Ditto with the chart!

Free charts are for personal use only. Please read my free chart use policy here.

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Free Chart Friday: Two Script-y Cross Stitch Alphabets

Today I have two cross stitch alphabets for your use and enjoyment:

pixel font cross stitch alphabet chart

 

Click on the image to make it bigger, and right click (or control-click on a Mac) to save a copy. Or download a free PDF version from my Craftsy store. These two alphabets are based on two free pixel fonts, Handy (top) and Pixel-Love (bottom). I just put them in an easy cross stitch chart format. I don’t think there are enough small cross stitch (as opposed to back stitch) alphabets out there!

Feel free to use these alphabets in any of your cross stitching projects, but please don’t sell the chart itself. Stitch and enjoy!

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Free Chart Friday: Months of the Year

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I am cheating with a cross stitch chart that uses no cross stitch:

month names backstitch chart

I’m starting on a flower of the month cross stitch project (with free charts from Ellen Maurer-Stroh) and, although she includes a small backstitch alphabet for the project, I wanted something different. So I put together this cursive-y backstitch “alphabet.” Of course, it isn’t really an alphabet because it is missing a lot of letters. It was inspired by this alphabet from About.com. I tweaked some of the letters to make them smaller & to make them look more like my own handwriting (except my handwriting isn’t anywhere close to so orderly).

Usually the free charts I post are for personal use only, but feel free to use this one to stitch up things for sale. Just don’t sell the chart; and give credit and link back to https://pdxstitch.wordpress.com.

Stitch & enjoy!

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