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  • Writer's pictureRhona Norrie

A Year of Christmas Stitching 2022

Happy New Year stitchy friends! We hope your holiday season was wonderful, full of love, and stitchy goodies!

Here at Tangled Threads And Things HQ, which you know is my living room or sometimes the kitchen table :) we've been busy drinking hot chocolate (Eirinn) and tea (Rhona) whilst eating the most over-priced tin of shortbread ever (but what's Christmas with out a tin of good old shortie?!!!) But, since this is beginning to sound a bit like a food blog, I'll get right back to the topic at hand.....stitching. So while we were munching our way through the aforementioned tin of shortbread, we were planning what we'd like to design and stitch this year for the website.

We had so many compliments about our 'A Year of Christmas Stitching' and lots of requests to do it again, which was music to our ears - we love designing and stitching for Christmas.

So along with lots of free charts and tutorials throughout the year, we've decided to do another Year of Christmas stitching!

Details of the 'A Year of Christmas Stitching' free cross stitch chart .

So here we are with our second 'A year of Christmas Stitching' with all new designs and ideas to get your Christmas stitching started early. We will be sharing a free Christmas cross stitch chart every month. Please feel free let your stitchy friends know that they can grab their free charts here every month....and don't forget to take pics of your finished stitching (or your stitching in progress) to share on social media with us and others. You can use #AYearOfChristmasStitching and #TangledThreadsAndThings....we love to see what you're working on.

Cute reindeer stitched on plastic canvas

So to start off this years 'A Year of Christmas Stitching' we have the cutest little reindeer design for you to stitch.

Our little reindeer can be used to make so many things...

  • how about using this little cutie to make a Christmas card? He'd work really well for for a card. Check out our tutorials on how to make a card here and here.

  • Use him to make a gift card holder. You can find a tutorial here.

  • He'd also be perfect for some chalkboard gift tags. Check out our tutorial here.

cross stitch gift tag

  • He'd make the cutest little ornament to hang on the Christmas tree! Just stitch him on plastic canvas, trim round the stitching, back with white card, and add a ribbon or baker's twine to hang! Simple!

Or you could do as we did....we gave the gift of reinbeer! What's reinbeer you ask? It's this...

Cross stitch reindeer attached to a bottle of beer

Tee Hee! We added the little reindeer to a bottle of beer! :) See what we did....reindeer...reinbeer lol!

You can always stitch some more of these cute little reindeer if you want to give a six-pack of beer as a fun gift. You can stitch the other reindeer with a black nose instead of red, after all, there is only one Rudolf! Just use black thread in place of the two reds in the key - don't forget to add the white highlight in the nose! Now you have Rudolf the red nose reinbeer and his friends! lol

Cute cross stitched Rudolf stitched on plastic canvas

Grab you chart of the little reindeer, start stitching, and show us what you do with this little cutie!


Grab your free chart here:

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We'd love it if you would pin an image to Pinterest!

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