• Rhona Norrie

'A Year of Christmas Stitching' free chart

Hello stitchy friends!


It's time for another free cross stitch chart in our series 'A Year of Christmas Stitching'!


This little design is a great stash buster design....use up those scraps of aida and those random bits of threads that we all keep! You really don't need much of either to stitch this design.


As you can see, I got a bit carried away and stitched this design not once,


Gold thread cross stitch Christmas tree on black aida

not twice,


Cross stitch Christmas tree with threads at the side

....not even three times!


Cross stitch tree using variegated thread

Yes, I stitched it four times! (actually it was five times, but I forgot to take a picture of the last one!!!)


modern cross stitch tree using variegated threads

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It was fun playing around with different threads and fabrics. So grab whatever fabric and threads you have on hand and try this design. Your free chart has DMC numbers listed, but you can use whatever thread brands and/or colours you like!


So, what threads did I use?


Close up of cross stitching

My favorite metallic thread! DMC diamond thread which is easy to use and comes in a great variety of colours. This looks stunning on the black fabric.






cross stitching with threads



This was stitched using this budget friendly option of threads. Also stitched this colour scheme (which is the colours on your free chart key) on black aida and it looked wonderful, I just forgot to take a picture of it!








cross stitch in blues and greens


This variegated thread was an anchor brand but any variegated thread would work.







So whatever fabric and threads you use, you'll end up with a great little finish!


Check back later to see what we made using this design :)


Happy stitching!


-Rhona


Grab your free chart here:


AYOXS May 2022
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