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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.

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: 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:

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.

Download the chart as a free PDF from PDXstitch.net!

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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