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New freebie Anchor Cross Stitch Pattern




I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer 🙂

Here’s a free seaside summer anchor cross stitch chart. Just right-click on the pattern image and save it to your computer.

Happy Stitching!

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist

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FREE Mother’s Day Cross Stitch Pattern


mother's day

Hi everyone!

Here’s an easy, pretty Mother’s Day cross stitch pattern for you.

Q. How do I get the pattern??

A. Just RIGHT CLICK on the pattern image below and SAVE AS on your computer.

Mother's Day Pattern

As always, our cross stitch patterns are for personal use only.

Thanks for supporting handmade!

Happy Stitching,

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist




Free Easter Cross Stitch Pattern

It’s bunny time again! Here is a sweet little Easter pattern FREE to download!

Just RIGHT CLICK on the image, and SAVE AS to save it onto your desktop. It will open in Adobe reader.

Easter Bunny Cross Stitch Pattern


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FREE spring Tulip Cross Stitch Pattern PDF download

Hello all!

Here’s a short and sweet post for you…click on this link for a nice free pattern for spring!

If you want to save the pattern to your desktop, just right-click on the image and “save as”.

As always, please respect handmade. My patterns are for personal use only.

Thanks, and happy stitching!

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist



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3 Little Robots free cross stitch pattern download

Beep boop boop bleep…Here are 3 cute robots.

For a nursery? A pillow cover for a boys room? They could hang in your living room or foyer…they are a happy trio for you to stitch up!!

Want the free pattern? Just click here to view the pattern. RIGHT CLICK, and SAVE AS.

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Free Stained Glass Window Cross Stitch Pattern

I was browsing around on Craftsy last night, and came across a number of beautiful quilt patterns for sale. There were a few that caught my eye, because of their bright colors mixed with black outlines. So, I just had to make a pattern for you!!

I hope you like it. Its a little different from my usual style, but I like the bold, straight, modern lines paired with the softer, more traditional cross stitch motifs. The vibrant colors contrast nicely with the black edges, and I thought the crisp lines could use some softening, so I added a lacey kind of edging, and some pretty florals, too. You can make this one in any color combination- here are my two favorites: teal (which I can’t get enough of, ever.) and bright pink, which I just love when it’s paired with black.

If you’d like to download the PDF pattern, click on this link. (Both teal and pink color schemes are included)

You can save this one, and any of the other free patterns on my blog by RIGHT clicking, and choose SAVE AS. Then just put the file on your computer somewhere you will remember it 🙂

Thank you and happy stitching!

Cheryl @ Tiny Modernist

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DIY Cross Stitch Supply Kit

If you are looking to put together a portable kit to carry your work-in-progress, here’s what you should have in it:

1. Use a zip-lock baggie or small make-up kit as your bag.

2. All the thread colors from the pattern you are working on, plus white and black thread (you always seem to need them). I wind my threads around the little plastic (or cardboard) thread holders you can buy at craft shops. It’s much easier to unwind lengths of thread than from the skeins they come in from the store.

3. Little scissors, or snips. The sharper the better. My kids once ran off with my snips so I tried using a pair of kiddie safety scissors. They just mangled the thread, and made it very difficult to thread the needle. So invest in a nice pair of small sharp scissors, and you won’t regret it!

4. An extra needle, tucked into the white or black thread. Some people use embroidery needles, which are short with a dull tip, but I like using sewing needles that are a little longer, thin, and sharp. They pierce the cloth better, and being skinny they fit between threads nicely. But try a few out to see what you prefer.

5. The pattern & Aida Cloth. Seems like a no-brainer, so I won’t go into much detail. I will say that I recently bought a 10 yard bolt of 14-count aida cloth, and just cut pieces off as I need them. So much easier than buying small pieces for every project. And it’s quite stiff, so I don’t need to use a hoop- which tends to leave permanent circular marks on the aida cloth. I can hold it flat, or roll one side slightly to stitch in the middle.

With this kit, you should be ready to x-stitch anywhere…even if it’s just in your living room 🙂