• Rhona Norrie

A Year of Christmas Stitching free chart.




Happy April stitchers!


April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but here at Tangled Threads And Things, April (with or without showers!) brings another free Christmas cross stitch chart! This month's free design in our 'A Year of Christmas Stitching' is a cute little Santa surrounded by sparkling snowflakes.


Cross stitch Santa surrounded by thread

Isn't he cute?


And in case you're not familiar with our 'A Year of Christmas Stitching' series - we post one free chart (as a downloadable PDF) every month of the year - and every chart is Christmas (or winter) themed. You can stitch for the holiday season with us all year long and it's a fun way to spread the joy of the holiday season and have your Christmas stitching completed without the mad dash at the end of the year!


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So, back to our cute little Santa - he fits in a 3" hoop so you can make a quick little ornament to hang from the Christmas tree. He would also make a fun Christmas card that would be perfect to send to anyone on your Christmas list. And don't forget about making him as a little cushion type ornament....or any other type of ornament!


Cross stitch Santa

We stitched him on white aida but if you wanted an even quicker way to stitch him, you could use a navy aida so you wouldn't have to stitch any of the background colour!


We used silver metallic thread for the snowflakes and French knots - our favorite metallic threads are DMC Diamant which we used in this design. DMC Diamant is one of the easier metallic threads to stitch with, as it doesn't tangle or fray as much as other types of metallic threads (just our humble opinion!)


close up of French knots and back stitched snowflakes

You can see how well the Diamant thread made French knots in this close-up picture. Of course, if you don't like metallic threads you could use a plain white thread and still get a lovely effect. Don't like French knots? Use seed beads instead!


Cross stitch Santa with backstitched snowflakes

Don't forget to save an image to Pinterest!



You can grab your free chart here:


AYOXS April 2022
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Happy stitching!


- Rhona and Eirinn