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21 FREE Halloween cross stitch motifs

I thought I design some new Spooky themed patterns to share with you. Get cosy and get stitching for Halloween with this collection of 21 FREE Halloween cross stitch motifs. Perfect for you to have a DIY Halloween celebration this year.

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It’s been a while since I’ve offered any new free cross stitch patterns. With the arrival of October I am in the mood to snuggle up under a blanket and get my stitch on.

The printable Free PDF Halloween cross stitch motifs pattern features 21 spooky designs. Including: ghosts, bats, pumpkin and poison bottles. Along with a few phrases. Perfect for stitching for cards, invites, place settings or turning into a Sampler for October.

Patterns specifications

  • Grid Size: 100W x 100H
  • Design Area: 7.00″ x 7.00″ (98 x 98 stitches)
  • 7 DMC Colours
  • Full stitches and Backstitch.

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Find everything you need in my beginners guide to cross stitch and 7 ways to master embroidery. Plus find lots of other great free charts on my cross stitch patterns page.

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Yield: Cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes

Materials

  • 14 count aida
  • DMC embroidery thread

Tools

  • Pattern
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Optional - a thimble

Instructions

  1. Start by printing off your pattern and checking it's dimensions
  2. Cut the fabric to larger than the pattern dimensions and fit in your hoop
  3. Tighten the hoop to secure the fabric
  4. Find the center of your pattern and the center of your fabric design
  5. Start stitching from the center
  6. Cut a length of embroidery floss no longer than the length of your arm
  7. Separate it into two stands and keep the remaining four for later
  8. Thread your needle
  9. Start stitching from the back of the fabric, holding the loose thread until you have done a few rows of stitching which will keep the end in place.
  10. Work your stitches all the in same direction, the bottom of the cross should always be the same in every stitch.
  11. Work in either individual crosses or for longer areas of stitch work the bottom arm of the cross stitch in a row and then stitch back over the row to do the top arm of the cross.
  12. To finish, ensure the needle is on the back of the fabric. Thread it through the underside of a few stitches and then snip off the loose end.

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