Freebie Friday: New home cross stitch

Send a special handmade greeting that'll brighten up a new home! Download Angela Poole's free new home card project now and get started on these four fantastic designs. We think the 'Home sweet home' design would even looked great framed up as a picture for you to keep!

If you're new to cross stitching, we've got a handy beginners guide and lots more free tutorials to help you along. Happy crafting!

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Freebie Friday: Cross stitched pendants

It's chilly outside, so curl up and enjoy a spot of crafting over the long weekend! We've got a special treat for you today, Maria Diaz's cross stitched pendant project, from the wonderful CrossStitcher magazine.

There are two sweet pendant designs to choose from, and each takes only 1-2 hours to stitch. If you like this, we've got lots more free projects for you to download, plus plenty of tutorials to help you along.

Happy crafting!

Free Easter cross stitch chart from DMC

We're helping you get crafting for Easter with a fun blog party this weekend. This morning we've got a fantastic free download from DMC - a selection of Easter motifs to cross stitch! There are four gorgeous designs to stitch, including Easter eggs, a cute chick and a pretty 'Easter' greeting. The motifs are simple enough for beginner stitchers - you just need to know basic cross stitch, plus backstitch and French knots (for the chick's eye!).

Use them to make cards, gift tags, table decorations and more. We love this brilliant card idea, created by the DMC design team!

Click here to download your free DMC cross stitch chart now (PDF)

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Freebie Friday: Daffodil cross stitch

1st March is St David's Day, so we've got this fantastic free Daffodil Delight project for you to download today! Lesley Teare's stylish daffodil design is quick and fun to stitch - as well as the cross stitch chart, the PDF download includes instructions for turning your stitching into a tea cosy and matching coaster.

Click here now to find out more and download your Daffodil Delight project now. You need to register with The Making Spot to get your download, but it's quick and totally free.

Have a great weekend!

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Freebie Friday – cute cross stitch charts!

Hooray, it's Freebie Friday! This week we've got some gorgeous free cross stitch motifs for you, with 10 sweet designs perfect for spring and summer cards.

You can stitch up each motif in 2 - 3 hours; choose from flowers, a cupcake, a scrumptious strawberry, a smiley bumblebee and more!

Click here now to find your free cross stitch charts on The Making Spot. You need to register with the website to get your free download, but it's quick and totally free.

Valentine weekend: Stitch a monogram!

Hope you're enjoying our Valentine weekend so far. Yesterday we brought you six gorgeous gifts to knit and a fun giveaway comp for left-handed crafters!

Today we've got a freebie for cross stitch fans - Lesley Teare's dainty rose alphabet

Stitch these pretty floral monograms to make gift bags, tags, trinket pots and more. They've got a gorgeous vintage vibe that's just so romantic!

Click here to find the free project on The Making Spot now You have to register to download your freebie, but it's quick and totally free!

Come back tomorrow for another free project download - this time it's a very special papercraft idea.

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Free charts from Cross Stitch Collection

If you love Lesley Teare's Folk Art Deer cushion, don't miss the bonus free flower motifs from Cross Stitch Collection.

Free charts from CrossStitcher!

We're really enjoying this week's new cross stitch patterns, straight from the brand new issue of CrossStitcher. And we're thrilled that the CrossStitcher team are treating us all to some bonus free charts!

Bonus free charts from Cross Stitch Collection magazine

We love Angela Poole's Party Time Bunting - it's perfect for a summer celebration. So we were really excited to find that our friends at Cross Stitch Collection are sharing some bonus free charts from this project!

Cross stitched alphabet

Do you know your ABC in stitches? My friends Jo & Holly made this brilliant batch of cross stitched letters, then scanned them to make name tags for my hen do last month... aren't they clever?