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Cross stitch designs for Christmas 

All the latest news for cross stitching for the holiday season and for Christmas, as published in Creative Poppy's newsletter.

>> see all Christmas patterns

>> finishing ideas for Christmas ornaments


Christmas cuties

 

Children singing merrily a little boy plays the violin. A delightful pattern by Perrette Samouiloff that will look great as the background of a Christmas wreath, or simply framed in an embroidery hoop.

The Carol Singers cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff

The Carol Singers
Counted cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff
The Carol Singers cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, zoom 1

>> see all patterns related to music (all designers)


 

More Christmas patterns by Perrette Samouiloff

 

When it comes to Christmas, Perrette Samouiloff is always full of ideas for cross stitching. Here's a glimpse of some of her Xmas patterns. There are many more to check out!

<b>Happy Childhood collection  - Christmas time</b><br>cross stitch pattern<br>by <b>Perrette Samouiloff</b>
Happy Childhood - Christmas time
Perrette Samouiloff - Nordic Christmas banner (cross stitch pattern chart)
Nordic Christmas banner
<b>8 Christmas Ornaments</b><br>cross stitch pattern<br>by <b>Perrette Samouiloff</b>
8 Christmas Ornaments
<b>Santa is really busy! (large pattern)</b><br>cross stitch pattern<br>by <b>Perrette Samouiloff</b>
Santa is really busy!
<b>Red Christmas Sampler</b><br>cross stitch pattern<br>by <b>Perrette Samouiloff</b>
Red Christmas Sampler

>> see more Christmas patterns by Perrette Samouiloff


 

Christmas Gifts - Customized

 

Imagine receiving a personalized gift with this little polar bear and your own initial! These little bears by Lesley Teare are so cheerful and cuddly, they are a delight to stitch and will be cherished by the gift's recipient for their own sake.

Of course you could also stitch the whole alphabet as a banner too. Click on images to see the full alphabet.

Polar Bear Alphabet cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Polar Bear Alphabet
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Polar Bear Alphabet cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas mini-motifs (all designers)


 

Happy Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

 

Now complete, From Tempting Tangles, Deborah A. Dicks' "Night before Christmas" series, comprising 4 ornaments, that put together read the entire poem. We particularly love the beautiful last part with an imposing St Nicholas holding a bejewelled staff

Tempting Tangles - Dash Away All! Christmas Ornament (cross stitch chart)
Dash Away All!
Tempting Tangles - Comet & Cupid - Christmas Ornament (cross stitch chart)
Comet & Cupid
Tempting Tangles - Dancer & Prancer - Christmas Ornament (cross stitch chart)
Dancer & Prancer
Tempting Tangles - A Merry Christmas to All!  Santa (cross stitch chart)
A Merry Christmas to All!

>> See all Christmas Ornament patterns (all designers)


 

Awesome Tree

 

Take a close look at all the exquisite detail in Faby Reilly's Tannenbaum.

The piece is entirely stitched in powdery pink tones, with delicate details of gold and ivory as well as some specially adapted stitches. A masterpiece of needlework.

O Tannenbaum in Pink cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly

O Tannenbaum in Pink
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly
O Tannenbaum in Pink cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas Tree patterns (all designers)


 

Jewels and fairies in the snow

 

Another tree, this time a branch. A white silhouette covered with snow. All the better to show of the gem-like ornaments around this bird house. Designed by Shannon Christine.

Christmas Branch cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Christmas Branch
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Christmas Branch cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1

 

Next some tiny dancing fairies, exquisitely detailed in a mixture of beadwork and cross stitch.

Holly Jolly Fairies cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Holly Jolly Fairies
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Holly Jolly Fairies cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1

>> see all Christmas patterns by Shannon Christine Designs


 

Winter visitors

 

Thre's a delicate Christmassy feel to this wreath pattern, embellished with red berries, ivy, holly and Christmas roses. Five little winter birds have come to visit, expertly rendered in cross stitch by Lesley Teare.

Winter Bird Wreath cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Winter Bird Wreath
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Winter Bird Wreath cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Stitchers' essentials

 

Indispensable in any stitcher's chart library: a chart full of joyful mini Christmas motifs, always handy whenever there is a personalized gift to make - or just for the fun of stitching cheerful and quick pieces, one for every day leading up to Christmas!

25 Christmas tag motifs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

25 Christmas tag motifs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
25 Christmas tag motifs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

A British Christmas

 

Traditional designs with a special touch - we love Christmas as seen through the twinkling eyes of British designer Lesley Teare.

Lesley Teare Designs - Holly Girl zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Holly Girl
<b>A Partrige in a Pear Tree</b><br>cross stitch pattern<br>by <b>Lesley Teare Designs</b>
A Partrige in a Pear Tree
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork angel zoom 1 (Blackwork chart)
Blackwork angel
Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Birds (cards) zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Birds
Lesley Teare Designs - Christmas Angel cards zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Christmas Angel cards

>> see all Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare
>> see all the recent news for Lesley Teare Designs


 

Christmas Ornaments from Tempting Tangles

 

New from designer Deborah A. Dick, 2 designs inspired by the all-time favorite poem "The Night before Christmas". All Tempting Tangles designs, no matter how small, are elaborately designed with fun stitch detail such as the loop-made beard of Santa Claus, the red-bead-tipped noses of the reindeer, or the decorative borders worked with Sofia crosses and beaded diamonds.

Tempting Tangles - Santa's Sleigh - Christmas ornament (cross stitch chart)
Santa's Sleigh
Tempting Tangles - Dash Away All! Christmas Ornament zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Dash Away All!
Tempting Tangles - Comet & Cupid - Christmas Ornament (cross stitch chart)
Comet & Cupid
Tempting Tangles - Naughty or Nice Santa - Christmas Ornament (cross stitch chart)
Naughty or Nice Santa

>> see all Christmas ornaments (all designers)


 

Kyoko Maruoka's little Christmas shopKyoko Maruoka's little Christmas shop

 

 

 

One a year in Japan,  GERA!  designer Kyoko Maruoka stages her pretty embroidered creations in a small shop and invites stitchers to attend. It is an opportunity to exchange and proudly showcase one's achievements, find new ideas, seek inspiration and ask for advice. For those stitchers who live too far to attend, here is a glimpse of the GERA Christmas Shop!

 

>> see all Christmas patterns by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka

Christmas Ornaments cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka

Christmas Ornaments
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka
Christmas Ornaments cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Mini Christmas Ornaments cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka

Mini Christmas Ornaments
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka
Mini Christmas Ornaments cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka - Santa has come - I zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Santa has come - I
Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka - Santa has come - II zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Santa has come - II
Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka - Santa's House zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Santa's House
Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka - Santa's S.O.S. zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Santa's S.O.S.

 


 

Jewel like ornaments in Blue, Silver and Gold

 

Beautifully detailed, with soft curves enhancing every tiny stitch, these new ornaments by Faby Reilly sparkle in a contrast of icy blues and silver highlights. They are part of the exquisite Frosty collection.

Frosty Snowflake Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Frosty Snowflake Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Frosty Snowflake Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1
Frosty Star Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Frosty Star Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Frosty Star Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1

 


 

More ornaments in the Frosty series

 

Ornaments like no other, in a lovely harmony of colors and fun shapes to stitch.

Frosty Snow Flake Humbug (Christmas ornament)
Frosty Snow Flake Humbug (Christmas ornament)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly
Frosty Snow Flake Humbug (Christmas ornament)
Frosty Star Humbug (Christmas ornament)
Frosty Star Humbug (Christmas ornament)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly
Frosty Star Humbug (Christmas ornament)

Check out all the other matching "Frosty" items in this beautiful series of cross stitch patterns with highlignts of gold and silver.

Frosty Humbug Frosty Humbug Frosty biscornu Frosty biscornu Frosty Pendeloque Frosty Pendeloque Frosty star (Xmas ornament) Frosty star Frosty table mat Frosty table mat

 

>> see all patterns in the Frosty series by Faby Reilly Designs

>> see all Christmas ornement patterns by Faby Reilly Designs


Everything you can dream of for Christmas

 

Here's a wonderful pattern by Shannon Christine Designs. It's chockfull of everything you can dream of for Christmas. 

Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Christmas Joy
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Shannon Christine Designs

>> see all Christmas patterns (all designers)


 

Happy Christmas times

 

Let designer Maria Diaz take you way back in time, with these nostalgic scenes of Christmas. The joy of Christmas is very much in the times leading up to it - cross stitching these cheerful pieces, with all their wonderful detail, is sure to bring you many hours of happiness.

Victorian Christmas cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs

Victorian Christmas
Counted cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs
Victorian Christmas cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs, zoom 1
Victorian Christmas Children cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs

Victorian Christmas Children
Counted cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs
Victorian Christmas Children cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs, zoom 1
Victorian Christmas Children cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs, zoom1 Victorian Christmas Children cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs, zoom 3 Victorian Christmas Children cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz Designs, zoom 4

>> see more Christmas patterns by Maria Diaz Designs


Christmas with a baroque touch

 

How about giving your tree an elegant baroque style this year? For a sophisticated decor, stitch to a set of limited colors, say red and gold, for a luxurious opera house feel. Pick matte gold, for a vintage touch. This cute ornament with winged cherubs will be the perfect final touch. A design by Perrette Samouiloff.

Baroque Christmas ornament cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff

Baroque Christmas ornament
Counted cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff
Baroque Christmas ornament cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, zoom 1

 

Small is beautiful

 

Even if you hardly have time to stitch, of if you have a huge piece underway, you'll find time to stitch these lovely little Christmas motifs designed by Perrette Samouiloff. The color range is absolutely gorgeous. See our tips further down for some cute finishing ideas.

Children's Christmas (3 small motifs) cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff

Children's Christmas (3 small motifs)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff
Children's Christmas (3 small motifs) cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Perrette Samouiloff


 

Finishing ideas for Christmas ornaments

 

Take a look at how the Perrette Samouiloff ornaments further up. Here are some finishing ideas worth looking at. Maybe they will trigger some more creative ideas. Do contact us if you have any you'd like to share too!

 

A row of small jingle bells stitched at the base of the cross stitch ornament

Jingle bells, jingle all the way

 

Idea: Stitch a row of tiny jingle bells, so they hang at the base of the ornament and add a merry touch.

 

Tip: Make sure all the bells are stitched at an equal distance. You can sew them loosely first with a basting thread, then slide them into the exact position and secure them and remove the basting thread. Make sure the stitch is not too taut or they will hang at an awkward angle.

jingle bells are handy for decorating cross stitch Christmas ornaments
A pleated ribbon for hanging your cross stitch ornaments

Pleats, please!

 

Idea: To make a change from satin and organza ribbons, how about a pleated ribbon, with preformed folds, accordion style, which gives it a lovely texture. 

 

Tip: For a refined finish, instead of tying a knot, a loop of ribbon is slipped through a golden bead (using a tiny wire, folded in two). The loop is then made into two bows with a tiny stitch.

pleated ribbon, with preformed folds, accordeon style
Finishing cross stitch ornaments with a beaded ribbon trimming

Beads Express

 

Idea: For a highly decorative finish in minimum time, how about using a pre-beaded trimming ribbon

 

Tip:  The beads are already sewn on the side of the ribbon. The ribbon part only serves for holding them in place. Mount the ornament as you would a small cushion, slipping the ribbon part inside so only the beads show.

a pre-beaded trimming ribbon for a decorative finishing of your stitched pieces

There are plenty more ideas and tutorials for your Christmas ornaments.

>> see all tutorials and finishing ideas for Christmas ornaments


 

When needlework meets jewelry

 

Looking at this jewel-like ornament, you might actually wonder if it's actually cross stitch. Well yes, it is mostly counted cross stitch and backstitch that have been complemented with seed beads and sequins and embellished with a little crystal sew-on in the center. The combination of white, silver and light reflecting textures creates this extraordinary jewel-like effect while the biscornu shape with its hollow center and curved sides captures the light in a wonderful way.

Sophisticated needlework brought to you by expert designer Faby Reilly.

Let it snow Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Let it snow Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Let it snow Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Faby Reilly Designs


Miniature snow landscapes

 

New from Barbara Ana Designs. Tiny little treasures with rustic simplicity, just the right size to attach on your Christmas tree.

Christmas ornament Trio cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs

Christmas ornament Trio
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Christmas ornament Trio cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Barbara Ana Designs


 

Cute teddies to celebrate Christmas

 

Adorable teddy-boys and teddy-girls to cross stitch for the festive season. Decorate your house, send them as greeting cards, make tiny decorative cushions, there are so many ways these mini charts will come handy for your Xmas stitching.

Cute Christmas Teddy cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Cute Christmas Teddy Mini motifs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Cute Christmas Teddy cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Cute Christmas Teddy cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1 Cute Christmas Teddy cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom3 Cute Christmas Teddy cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom2

>> see more mini Xmas motifs and motifs for greeting cards


 

Finishing ideas: mini frame embellishmentsFinishing ideas: mini frame embellishmentsFinishing ideas: mini frame embellishmentsFinishing ideas: mini frame embellishments

 

Don't neglect the last part of your stitching: the finishing! 

We have added a new article on Creative Poppy's website where we discuss ideas for pairing mini motifs and embellishments. Searching through your stash for the perfect accessories that will compliment your stitching is so much fun!

 

>> see ideas for mini frame embellishments


 

Christmas cut-outs

 

How about stitching a couple of new ornaments in the manner of paper cut-outs. You can get stitching right away with these cute new cross stitch patterns designed by Shannon Christine Wasilieff. Like all other patterns on Creative Poppy's website, these motifs and available for instant download. Search through your stash to find some fun color combinations or stitch to classic back on white, red or green fabric.

Christmas Silhouette ornaments cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Christmas Silhouette ornaments
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Christmas Silhouette ornaments cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom1 Christmas Silhouette ornaments cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom1 Christmas Silhouette ornaments cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom3 Christmas Silhouette ornaments cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom1

>> see more patterns by for Christmas ornaments (all designers)


 

This year's Christmas banner

 

Welcome visitors into your house with a cute Christmas banner, scandinavian style. Stitch in your favourite color of red (overdyeds look great too) and pick a fun background fabric. A new design by Agnès Delage-Calvet.

Reindeer Christmas banner cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet

Reindeer Christmas banner
Counted cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet
Reindeer Christmas banner cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet, zoom 1

>> see more patterns with Christmas wishes and welcome banners


 

Christmas maiden

 

New from Lesley Teare, meet the holly girl, sheltering from the cold in an elegant fur hat and muffer, and a buttoned-up red jacket. 

Holly Girl cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Holly Girl
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Holly Girl cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Beautifully detailed Christmas stitching

 

Encased in their own hoops and ready to display, here are four exquisitely detailed cross stitch projects which have been embellished with beads, sequins, specialty stitches and even some miniature ribbons which you learn to make yourself. They come with very detailed tutorials by  Faby Reilly.

Tree and snowflake hoops cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Tree and snowflake hoops
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Tree and snowflake hoops cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1
Bauble & Heart Hoops cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Bauble & Heart Hoops
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Bauble & Heart Hoops cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas ornament patterns by Faby Reilly Designs


 

Jingle bells

 

Christmas will be jolly and musical with these cute little motifs by Lesley Teare, each featuring a little bird inside a different Christmas wreath. A design by Lesley Teare.

Christmas Bird Wreaths cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Christmas Bird Wreaths
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Christmas Bird Wreaths cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

In a hurried stride

 

A jolly expression on his face, Santa is walking in a hurried stride. Will he make it in time? An exquisitely detailed combination of cross stitch and beadwork brought to you by Shannon Christine Designs.

Jolly Santa cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Jolly Santa
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Jolly Santa cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Shannon Christine Designs


 

Waiting for Santa

 

This new advent calendar by Agnès Delage-Calvet is large enough to accommodate sweets or tiny gifts on each day of the month. Gifts can become bigger as you get closer to Christmas. Sew mini rings onto the stitched piece right under each date and use strings or miniature clothes pegs to attach each treat.

Santa's Baking Advent Calendar cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage Calvet

Santa's Baking Advent Calendar
Counted cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage Calvet
Santa's Baking Advent Calendar cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage Calvet, zoom 1

>> see more Advent calendars and Christmas projects for cross stitch


 

Stitching ideas: snowflakes in the background

 

Did you know there are needlework fabrics available with a printed white polka dot on a raw linen color background? They come in both Aida and in 32 ct linen (available from Zweigart, Maison Sajou and other sources). Here's a stitched model of the Victorian lady that was stitched on Zweigart polka dot Aida. It was stitched by Sylvie B. who sent us the photo. Naturally she omitted stiching the original snowflakes in the background (check the original piece here). We find it's a great idea and wanted to share it will all. Thank you Sylvie!

 

Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Victorian Lady
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1

 

 

Christmas with GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

 

Lovely, sweet designs, now available in English and in Color, as downloadable charts on Creative Poppy's website. Check out all the Christmas cross stitch designs by Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka

Santa's House cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa's House
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa's House cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Santa has come - I cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa has come - I
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa has come - I cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Santa has come - II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa has come - II
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa has come - II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka


 

What Else for Christmas? A Biscornu!

 

If you've only got time for one more small project, then check out our biscornu ornaments. They are so much fun to make and will add a cheerful Christmas touch to your home.

Faby Reilly - Christmas Biscornu (wreath version) (cross stitch pattern )
Christmas Biscornu
(wreath version)
Faby Reilly Designs
Christmas Biscornu
Christmas biscornu
Barbara Ana Designs
Christmas sparkle biscornus series
Christmas sparkle biscornu
Tam's Creations
Tom & Lily Creations - Christmas Biscornus Trio (cross stitch patterns)
Christmas Biscornus Trio
Tom & Lily Creations
Snowman biscornu
Snowman biscornu
Faby Reilly Designs

>> See all Christmas biscornu patterns to cross stitch


 

Pictures of the Victorian Lady

 

We've just received from Shannon Christine Wasilieff some lovely pictures of the Victorian Lady, with amazing beading details. We just love the way the flowing satin is embellished with golden highlights as well as the attention to detail such as the lamposts decorated with Christmas garlands.

She is stitched on 32 count Crystal Sprite by Picture This Plus Fabrics, which is an opalescent soft purple.

Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs

Victorian Lady
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom 1
Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom1 Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom3 Victorian Lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs, zoom1

>> see more patterns by Shannon Christine Designs


 

A traditional Saint Nicholas

 

He comes of course under many names,St. Nicholas originally, then Santa Claus, now simply Santa. We love the vintage feel of these 4 motifs that were designed for cards but can be stitched on many other Christmas projects too! A design by Lesley Teare.

4 Santa cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

4 Santa cards
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
4 Santa cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

Fun Christmas cards

 

In a totally different style, also by Lesley Teare, here's a good way to have some fun this Christmas. Cross stitch these ... Christmas legs.... and send them to your best friends!

Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Christmas legs!
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1
Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1 Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom3 Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1 Christmas legs! cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1

>> see more patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

A selection of Christmas Trees

 

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Christmas tree. Here'a sampling of some of the trees growing on Creative Poppy's website. Which one would you pick?

Christmas trees in the night
Christmas trees in the night
Alessandra Adelaide Needlework
Christmas Owls Tree, advent calendar: Cross stitch pattern designed by Chouett'alors
Christmas Owls Tree
Chouett'alors
A Christmas song
A Christmas song
Gail Bussi
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Muriel Berceville
Barbara Ana - O Christmas Tree (cross stitch pattern )
O Christmas Tree
Barbara Ana

>> all cross stitch patterns for Christmas


 

New Free Tutorial: a shooting star

 

Here's a pretty embellishment idea you can add to many Christmas cross stitching projects. Seen here are the 3 Kings designed by Perrette Samouiloff. The star is a combination of a metal embossed charm and Metallic pearl applied using a couching technique. There is a chart to help precisely position the Metallic Pearl threads.

Free Tutorial: a shooting star cross stitch pattern by XXX

Free Tutorial & chart: a shooting star
Free Tutorial: a shooting star zoom 1

We offer many ideas and free tutorials on Creative Poppy's website. You can check them out here:

>> see more free tutorials


 

Creative Poppy Gift vouchers: great to give ...or to receive

 

Are any of your loved ones asking you what you would like to receive for Christmas? Why not suggest some Creative Poppy Gift vouchers. They make great gifts for your stitcher friends too.

  • starting from $9.99 (about £6.50)
  • valid one year

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On her way to a Christmas party

 

It's snowing as this young woman makes her way down the street, warmly clad in a red coat under which we can guess an elegant dress. She's carrying several gifts one of which is a teddy bear.

This lovely Christmas scene, combining cross stitch and beadwork, is designed by Shannon Christine Wasilieff of Shannon Christine designs.

Victorian lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff

Victorian lady
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff
Victorian lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff, zoom 1
Victorian lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff, zoom1 Victorian lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff, zoom3 Victorian lady cross stitch pattern by Shannon Wasilieff, zoom1

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Old fashioned Christmas

 

How about getting rid of all the glamour and glitter and returning to the simple joys of Christmas? When each child only received one but - oh so treasured -  toy, when Christmas trees were simply lit with candles, and when the family would gather around the chimney place in front of a warm fire.

Designer Faby Reilly captures those simple joys of Christmas in these two lovely projects with the same centre piece featuring a Victorian Christmas scene.

The first pattern is an ornament that stands or can be hung.

Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1
Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom1 Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom3 Victorian Christmas Humbug Ornament cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom1

Below is the frame version

Victorian Christmas Frame cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Victorian Christmas Frame
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Victorian Christmas Frame cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Christmas patterns by Faby Reilly Designs


 

Here comes a messenger

 

New for Christmas by Barbara Ana Designs. This messenger has a little surprise for us!

Spreading Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs

Spreading Joy
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Spreading Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Christmas Joy on a green background

 

Susan R. kindly sent us a picture of her latest project, a beautiful version of Barbara Ana's Chrismas Joy on green linen.

In the original piece stitched by Barbara Ana on Vintage Country Mocha from Zweigart, the white motifs blend softly in the background and the red motifs stand out by contrast.

In Susan's piece, the motif is stitched on green linen which emphasizes the white motifs in the background and the design turns out overall quite different. Below are the two versions side by side for you to compare. Aren't they both lovely? Congratulations Susan for stitching such a beautiful piece!

 

Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs

Christmas Joy
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs, zoom 1

If you too have stitched an interesting variation on one of Barbara Ana's designs, do send us your pictures so we can share them with everyone. Many thanks!


 

More Christmas patterns by Barbara Ana

 

Let it Snow

Let it Snow
Merry (since...)

Merry (since...)
O Christmas Tree
O Christmas Tree
Christmas Ornaments (series1)

Christmas Ornaments
Christmas biscornu

Christmas biscornu

 

>> see all Christmas patterns by Barbara Ana Designs


 

Stitching for Christmas with Sharron Christine

 

Also new on Creative Poppy's website, take a peek at these fun Christmas patterns. You can hop on the Gingerbread train, stroll along Peppermint avenue ou checkout Mrs Clause's closet!

Click on the images for the full picture.

Shannon Christine Designs - Gingerbread Train zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Gingerbread Train (detail)
Shannon Christine Designs - Peppermint Avenue zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Peppermint Avenue (detail)
Shannon Christine Designs - Mrs Clause's Merry Outfits zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Mrs Clause's Merry Outfits (detail)

 

>> see all cross stitch patterns by Shannon Christine Designs


 

Christmas mini patterns

 

Four little birds have just paid us a visit. So cute!  Turn them into ornaments, Christmas cards or mini frames on your mantelpiece. Cross stitch patterns by Lesley Teare Designs.

Christmas Birds (card mini motifs) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Christmas Birds (card mini motifs)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Christmas Birds (card mini motifs) cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Mini motifs and card designs for Christmas


 

The three Magi: Balthazar, Caspar, Melchior

 

A beautiful cross stitch project for Christmas, the Three Kings design by Perrette Samouiloff shows Balthazar, Caspar, Melchior carrying their precious gifts, on their way to pay respect to Jesus, the newborn King.

The warm colors and the rich depiction of the 3 magi work beautifully in cross stitch and the stitched piece is something you will proudly display each Christmas, year after year.

Three kings cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff

Three kings
Counted cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff
Three kings cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, zoom 1

>> see more cross stitch patterns by Perrette Samouiloff


A luminous ornament reflecting the evening lights

 

What a pretty little ornament to hang in your house as a refined and precious home deco touch!

Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches was inspired by the soft lights of twighlight with the last rays of sun disappearing into a starry night.

Twighlight Ornament cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches

Twighlight Ornament
Counted cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches
Twighlight Ornament cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches, zoom 1

>> see more cross stitch patterns by Gracewood Stitches


 

New tutorial: A precious finish for your stitched ornaments

 

A precious finish for your stitched ornamentsChristmas is round the corner and you're probably giving some thought to your Christmas ornaments.

 

When it comes to stitching, especially those small pieces, attention to detail is essential. Here's a new tutorial that can give you some ideas on how to add some beautiful finishing touches to your stitching using pretty beads and ribbons.

 

>> see the new Jewel-like finishing for stitched Ornaments Tutorial

 

>> see all Ideas and Finishing touches for Christmas ornaments

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Celebrating Christmas Scandinavian style

 

There is something particularly appealing in the way Nordic countries celebrate Christmas. Here is a selection of Needlework designs that convey the Christmas spirit, Scandinavian style.

Scandinavian Christmas cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet

Scandinavian Christmas
Counted cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet
Scandinavian Christmas cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet, zoom 1
Noël Blanc cross stitch pattern by Muriel Berceville

Noël Blanc
Counted cross stitch pattern by Muriel Berceville
Noël Blanc cross stitch pattern by Muriel Berceville, zoom 1
Nordic Christmas banner cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff

Nordic Christmas banner
Counted cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff
Nordic Christmas banner cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, zoom 1
Christmas Heart ornaments cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Retoret-Melin

Christmas Heart ornaments
Counted cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Retoret-Melin
Christmas Heart ornaments cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Retoret-Melin, zoom 1
Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs

Christmas Joy
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
Christmas Joy cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs, zoom 1

 

My true love sent to me... and more for Christmas by Lesley Teare

 

The 12 days of Christmas, have inspired many a designer. We must say however that we are particularly impressed Lesley Teare's interpretation in cross stitch of this old Christmas carol. The design seems to capture all the poetry of the song's mysterious first verse.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1A Partridge in a Pear Tree cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom1

A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
  

 

Next is a little guy who seems like he's done a little too much partying already. Ain't he extra cute?

 

Christmas teddy cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Christmas teddy
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Christmas teddy cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

And finally, here's a delicate and tender nativity scene, set among arches with a village and starry night in the background.

 

Nativity cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Nativity
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Nativity cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more cross stitch patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Say Merry Christmas in Stitches

 

Who can resist stitching a new project for Christmas. Here's a selection of a couple of charts that actually "say" Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Muriel Berceville
Merry Christmas - Postcard
Merry Christmas
Monique Bonnin
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Barbara Ana Designs
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Couleur D'étoile
Barbara Ana - Cinnamon Christmas (cross stitch pattern )
Cinnamon Christmas
Barbara Ana Designs

>> see all cross stitch patterns for Christmas


 


Stitch your very own nativity scene

 

How better to get into the true Christmas spirit than to stitch your very own nativity scene. Faby Reilly's depiction of holy Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus is incredibly peaceful and tender, the perfect medium for a message of Hope, Joy and Peace.

The motif comes in two versions, one an ornament than can be hung or placed on a mantelpiece, and the full version that is designed to be framed.

Christmas nativity Humbug cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Christmas nativity Humbug
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Christmas nativity Humbug
Christmas nativity frame cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Christmas nativity frame
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Christmas nativity frame

>> see more patterns by Faby Reilly Designs


 

Lighting up for Christmas

 

New! This cute lantern ornament by Tam's Creations has four sides with a clever "trompe-l'oeil" effect showing the candle as if it was inside the lantern. The design is stitched in two colors, an overdyed and a metallic. You can easily substitute the background colors and use your own choice of threads so you could even make several sets of lanterns!

 

 

Christmas lantern Ornament cross stitch pattern by Tam's Creations
Christmas lantern Ornament
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tam's Creations
Christmas lantern Ornament

>> see more patterns by Tam's Creations


Christmas at the Frosted Pumpkin stitchery

 

Christmas on gingerbread lane (whole row of houses) by The Frosted Pumpkin StitcheryGingerbread lane is bustling with activity, with friends meeting up and having a go at ice-skating. This is a thrilling Christmas pattern with tons of fun detail to cross stitch. The pink and turquoise palette is gorgeous set against the gingerbread and icing.

New! By popular demand, each of the houses on Gingerbread lane from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery are now sold individually. You can now cross stitch a single house, or combine two of them, or even add a house each Christmas!

The charts are will combine smoothly together, as long as you stitch them in the same order as the original row of houses of Christmas on Gingerbread lane.

Gingerbread lane -  Noël House cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane - Noël House
Counted cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane -  Noël House
Gingerbread lane  - Skating rink cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane - Skating rink
Counted cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane  - Skating rink
Gingerbread lane - Santa House cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane - Santa House
Counted cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin
Gingerbread lane - Santa House

 

 

Here's now the Frosted Pumpkin's take on the traditional Christmas carol, each of the 12 pictures lovingly depicted in Amanda and Ashleigh's trade-mark cute style. 

The 12 days of Christmas cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
The 12 days of Christmas
Counted cross stitch pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
The 12 days of Christmas

 

Soft, luminous Christmas

 

This smaller piece, also by Barbara Ana designs, conveys an atmosphere of peace, with a luminous effect of light playing throughout the pattern.

Santa, the Dove and the Key cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Santa, the Dove and the Key
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Santa, the Dove and the Key

 

More Christmas patterns by Barbara Ana

 

Christmas Joy
Christmas Joy
Merry (since...)
Merry (since...)
Cinnamon Christmas
Cinnamon Christmas
Christmas Ornaments (series1)
Christmas Ornaments
Christmas pals
Christmas pals

>> see all Christmas patterns by Barbara Ana Designs


 

Hot out of the oven: Christmas Baking

 

There's a welcome smell emerging from the kitchen that has inspired many a designer.

Faby Reilly and Barbara Ana's smaller motifs will make delightful ornaments and gift tags. You can turn Iveta Havlinova's Christmas baking into a striking Christmas apron while Sylvie Teytaud's amazing piece will look fabulous all year round on the kitchen wall.

Busy Baking cakes
Busy Baking cakes
Sylvie Teytaud
Christmas baking
Christmas baking
Iveta Hlavinova
Christmas Gift tags (Christmas Baking - series 3)
Christmas Gift tags (Christmas Baking - series 3)
Faby Reilly
Christmas Ornaments (series1)
Christmas Ornaments (series1)
Barbara Ana Designs

>> see all patterns related to Christmas Baking


New Double Bow Tutorial 

 

New! Check out our latest tutorial for making pretty bow-like embellishments for your Christmas ornaments

 

ribbon embellishment for Christmas cross stitch ornaments
 
ribbon embellishment for Christmas cross stitch ornaments

 
ribbon embellishment for Christmas cross stitch ornaments
 

 

Try this! These ribbons have tiny bell-like beads that add extra interest to the bow. They are just perfect for embellishing cross stitched ornaments and they only take about a few minutes to make!

 

>> view Creative Poppy's Double Bow Embellishment Tutorial

>> view more Tutorials and ideas for embellishing Christmas Ornaments

>> see all Christmas Ornament patterns (all designers)


And that's not all

 

This is just the latest news for Christmas. There are many more Christmas patterns for you to browse:

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