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Step 1: Thread a Needle

3 Ways to thread a needle, choose which is easiest for you.

Step 2: Start a Thread

Including the super easy Loop Start.

Step 3: Cross Stitch

Pick up the Danish Method and the English method and learn the difference between stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch.

Step 4: Read a Pattern

Remove the overwhelm with cross stitch jargon explained, including lots of picture examples and a free sample pattern.

how to follow a counted cross stitch pattern

Step 5: Follow a Pattern

A clear description of where start a new project and how to follow the pattern chart.

How to End a Thread in handmade embroidery cross stitch

Step 6: End a Thread

3 Easy ways to neatly tuck away the tails of your leftover threads so they won't get tangled in the new stitches.

If you have completed all of the steps in the Beginners Guide to Cross Stitch. Now you know everything you need to know to stitch your first cross stitch project.


Ready to move on? Try these 5 stitches that every cross stitcher should know.

If you want to make your cross stitch a FFO (Fully Finished Object), it’s time to washiron and frame your project.

The Best Cross Stitch Stuff

You might be thinking: “This is cool, Sarah, but I don’t have anything to cross stitch with”. THIS is just for you! Check out the Resources page for my best recommendations to help you find the tools and supplies you need for your next project.

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