Halloween Cross Stitch
Halloween gift projects for beginners and proffessionals:
Whether you are a seasoned cross stitcher or a complete novice, Halloween is a great time to take needle and thread and create something special. From greetings cards for friends, a Halloween banner to hang on your wall, a fabulous cushion cover, paper weights and other ornaments, personalised drinks coasters make excellent gifts, the same with key rings, the list is endless......
Whatever your passion, whether it's a gift for a relative or friend, or a something special just for yourself, Halloween Cross Stitch is a crafty addiction. It's simple to learn and can be mastered by nearly anyone with a little practice.
Halloween Cross Stitch Projects
There are many simple projects that take only an evening or weekend to complete. They can be used as gifts for family or friends or kept to adorn your own Halloween decorations. They can be made at any time of the year and put away stored in tissue paper until October.
The internet is saturated with links for the search terms 'free Halloween cross stitch patterns', or anything similar. There are many pages that come up in the SERP's that are pages and pages of just links. These links can lead you around and around several more pages before you actually get to you required destination. This can be very time consuming, as well as often frustrating. To save you some valuable time, I have trawled the world wide web to uncover a few direct links to some great cross stitch projects.
Here are some ideas for some simple, basic Halloween projects:
Gifts or Souvenirs :
A simple bookmark suitable for beginners. A lovely pumpkin design, with some backstitch wording. Simple but effective, ideal as a gift or a souvenir
- Alphabet Keyring Patterns Downloadable Booklet - PDF
Make a keyring for anyone with simple alphabet cross stitch patterns. Choose your own colour scheme and mix and match. Great for all year round.
Mix and match different Halloween motifs to make your own design coaster. Here you will find a bat, some pumpkins and a cat. Feel free to add your own boarders and details
bat – for use on a coaster/keyring [about.com link]
Cat - >>>>>
- Mixed Halloween Motifs - >>>>>
Halloween Cross Stitch Ornaments
Set of 5. Delightful counted cross-stitch ornaments kit includes 14-mesh plastic canvas, DMC cotton floss, felt for backing, needle, and instructions. Approximately 2 x 3 (6 x 9cm).
These delightful and practical Halloween Cushion Covers take a little longer than the smaller items, but it is well worth the hard work. I still have a cushion in use everyday that my Grandmother made 20 years ago.
Cross Stitch Greeting Cards
Greetings cards are nice to send or receive at any time of the year. Why not do a few with a Halloween theme and delight your family and friends. They are simple to make, yet so personal and they make a delightful gift.
These designs also work well to make handmade gift tags, totally unique, but take only a few hours to make.
Halloween Cat Place Mat
Halloween Place Mat
[link to printable instructions]
Make an adorable Halloween Cat place mat, would look amazing on any table over
- Pattern for Halloween Trick or Treat Tote Bag
Make a super Halloween Trick or Treat Tote Bag, personalise it in any way you choose. Everyone who goes trick or treating should have one of these. And they can be used year after year.
- Free Bat Back Stitch Pattern - Free Halloween-Themed Bat Back Stitch Chart - Free Printable Bat Back
Stitch this free Bat Cross Stitch pattern to add to a treat-bag or for a Halloween decoration.
- Free Bat Cross Stitch Pattern Model - Free Halloween-Themed Cross Stitch Chart Image - Free Printabl
This model of the free Bat Saying Cross Stitch pattern was stitch on 14-count white Aida fabric with Threadworx floss.
- Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Black Cat
Stitch this Free Black Cat Cross Stitch Pattern for a simple Halloween decoration.
Halloween cecoration or gft bag
Create a treat tote decoration for your home, or gift bag with this charmingly classic Halloween motif. Perfect also for ornaments, basket decoration, bookmarks.
Some Cross Stitch Basics
If you are completely new to cross stitch, here are the basics. They are simple to follow and everything else builds from these basic skills. After watching them all the way through, you can watch them a second time, pausing to complete each step before moving onto the next, building your skill as you go along. You will have the hang on the basics in no time, completing your first piece without breaking into a sweat.
Basic How To Cross Stitch
How to prepare fabric for cross stitch
Get on with it then......
Eager to get stuck in? Now that you've got your ideas and basics skills sorted, you'll be needing some supplies . You will need Aida fabric, some Anchor or DMC threads and some cross stitch needles to be getting on with. You can add to your cross stitch supplies as you attempt more and more projects. You will soon build a fine collection of different shades and types of threads, different count Aida fabrics and other sewing medium such as Evenweave.
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Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on October 30, 2011:
Hi, thanks! Wondering if you could tell me if you've ever heard of a light which you see your cross stitch pattern with. (which you put on your head????) I just began a lovely cross stitch piece which makes my eyes run and bashes my head in because the stitches are so light on the white fabric and so small!
My eyes are fine, had them tested a few weeks ago!.
Any ideas? I really want to work on this piece because it is a present for my sister, who I love.
Mia Montanna from CA on October 24, 2011:
Obviously a super-helpful hub for those into sewing and so on. Good work!
billabongbob (author) from South Wales, UK on October 24, 2011:
I really enjoy cross stitch, but don't get as much time to do it as I used too. I hope your Mom get's inspired to take it up again ;)
buttercup007 from Cebu, Philippines on October 23, 2011:
Cool hub! My mom used to cross stitch A LOT. I'll show this hub to her and see if it'll spark her interest again.