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Free Kitchen Cross Stitch Patterns Online


The Joys of Cross Stitching

Cross is a relaxing craft that has been a favorite for years. I learned cross stitching at my grandmother's knee when I was about 10. I can still remember resenting the time spent there learning how to put little stitches on fabric. I just couldn't see the sense in it. Now many, many years later I am thankful for the patience and perseverance of my grandmother. I have been cross stitching ever since and have loved every minute of it.

There are many ways you can use a cross stitch pattern. For our purposes, concerning this particular lens, I will be concentrating on how to use cross stitch to add fresh, one of a kind decor to your kitchen.

aida cloth colors

aida cloth colors

What type of fabric do you use for cross stitch

Counted cross stitch requires an evenweave fabric. An evenweave face is a fabric has the same number of holes vertically as well as horizontally. The two main types of evenweave fabric are aida cloth and linen.

Linen typically comes in an off white shading and is made from a strong, bleached flax. The most popular linen fabrics are: Edinburgh linen which in a 36 count; Belfast linen in a 32 count; Dublin linen in a 25 count; and Corn linen in a 19 count. Linen is typically used for finer, more intricate cross stitch patterns.

Aida cloth is a woven cotton material. It comes in many sizes including, 6 count, 8 count,11 count, 14 count, 16 count, 18 count, 22 count, and 28 count. Generally, the favorite size counts are 14 and 18 count. What the aida cloth count represents is the number of stitches per inch. So if you are using 14 count you will beable to make 14 stitches per inch.

Aida cloth also comes in a variety of colors. The colors most used are; cream, white, and beige. There are many colorful choices you can also use including: peach, blue, green, red, yellow, black. navy blue, and many more.

cross stitchen kitchen towels

cross stitchen kitchen towels

The many uses of cross stitch in your kitchen

There are many, many uses for cross stitch in your kitchen.

Some of the more popular ones are:

dish towels

dish clothes

table cloths







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table runner

wall hanging


kitchen cross stitch pattern

kitchen cross stitch pattern

Free Cross Stitch Pattern

On this website you will find free cross stitch patterns including: apples, plums, cherries, pumpkins and pears. The patterns are easy to read, the directions are easy to follow and they are perfect to stitch on a potholder, trivet, napkin, placemat, dish towel or dishcloth.

There are also patterns of dishes, jugs, jam, and a pitcher. These are great for a wall hanging or picture to decorate your kitchen.

There are also a few cross stitch patterns for tablecloths which you are sure to love.

kitchen pattern

kitchen pattern

Free teapot patterns

On this site you will find a beautiful selection of cross stitch patterns concentrating on the tea cup and teapot motif. They are perfect for that tea pot style decor that many people love.

You are sure to find the perfect tea pot or tea cup patterns on this site.

Super Sushi Sampler

Super Sushi Sampler

Unique patterns to use in the kitchen

This website has a quirky collection of free cross stitch patterns for your use. These patterns are perfect for the cross stitcher who wants to display a collection of cross stitch pictures with a sense of humor. Some of these selections, classified under food, are: The Lonely Little Onion, Super Sushi Sampler, Coffee Time, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and Wee Garlic Surprise. They are sure to tickle your funny bone.

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Let me know how I did

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on December 29, 2015:

Heidi, I still love to do it. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on December 28, 2015:

I loved to do cross stitching when I was girl. Nice cross stitching hub!

BlowDryBar on August 11, 2013:

These are adorable! I love DIY art!

slpsharon on July 24, 2013:

Nice Work.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on July 23, 2013:

@anonymous: Ailynk, it's easy when you choose a pattern with only the traditional cross stitch stitch.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on July 23, 2013:

@SandyMertens: sandyspider, it's a great hobby. Kind of addicting.

anonymous on July 18, 2013:

beautifully done, i wish i can do this ... but truly i can't

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on July 16, 2013:

Looks like fun. I did this years ago.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on July 02, 2013:

@SusanDeppner: Susan, I put down my cross stitch for a while when I was too busy. I found

I missed it so much I need to make the time for it. I find it relaxing.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 02, 2013:

I used to do counted cross stitch and have completed many, many projects. I really like the kitchen designs that you have pictured here. Maybe one day I'll pick up the needle again.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on June 27, 2013:

@DANCING COWGIRL: DANCINGCOWGIRLDESIGN, so do I. I spend as much time as I can but it never seems to be enough.

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on June 27, 2013:

I wish I had more time to sit and stitch. It is very relaxing. I like what you have put together here for patterns.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on June 25, 2013:

@TolovajWordsmith: Tolovaj, thank you.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on June 24, 2013:

You did it great! Lovely designs:)

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on June 20, 2013:

@soaringsis: soaringsis, thanks. It's a great hobby.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Summerfield, Florida on June 20, 2013:

@takkhisa: Thank you takkhis. You should see them in person.

Takkhis on June 20, 2013:

These kitchen cross stitch patterns look beautiful! :)

soaringsis on June 12, 2013:

I enjoyed your lens on cross stitching which I enjoy doing. Thanks for sharing.

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