Free playing cards download!

Playing card purse

We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Free congrats card chart & spotty background papers!

Hooray! Term’s coming to an end and exams (hopefully) are over – now’s the time to hit the beach and chill out after all the hard work. If you know someone who’s finished their exams or has just heard they’ve passed, celebrate by stitching and sending one of our chirpy congrats cards from our August… Continue reading

Free Pincushion Project

Free pincushion project

In the mood for a mini project? Have a go at this pretty little pincushion. Download your free pincushion instructions here. It’s a great little treat for using up fabric scraps and it’s very quick to make, so it won’t keep you away from your cross stitch for long. All you need is two pretty… Continue reading

Free summer card chart!

Wow, summer’s definitely arrived – it’s been so hot and sunny recently! We’re celebrating our favourite season by stitching and sending our retro-style sunshine cards from our Summer issue, number 281. Designed by Kerry Morgan, they’re just so cool and are sure to impress your friends. There are four designs in the magazine, but we… Continue reading

Free printable greetings for your beetle cards


We love these beetle designs stitched in bright monochromes. They’ve been designed by Genevieve Brading and you will find the charts in our July issue, out Friday 30 May – click here to get your copy! One of the great things about these cards is they can be adapted to all sorts of occasions, from… Continue reading

Free graph paper backing for your Father’s Day cards


Top dads deserve a top card on Father’s Day, so treat yours like a hero by stitching him one of our funky typographic designs from our June issue - out Friday 2 May! Whichever design you choose to stitch, our cards are the perfect way to show your dad just how much you appreciate all the help… Continue reading

Download free Easter charts


It’s only a week before Easter, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve still got lots of Easter projects to stitch this weekend! Because we are a helpful lot, we thought we’d give you a hand by making these fab Easter card charts from CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection available for FREE as a download. From CrossStitcher comes Easter Treats, a… Continue reading

Free Easter charts!


We love Easter. After all, it’s a guilt-free excuse for eating chocolate, plus a mini holiday – what could be better than that! To celebrate, we’re giving you an extra treat this year in the form of not one but two FREE collections of Easter card charts to download! From CrossStitcher comes Easter Treats, a hand-picked selection… Continue reading

Free flower chart!


These chirpy flower cards in the May issue of CrossStitcher - out Friday 4 April – are so colourful! We particularly love the button centres – cute or what! They’ve been designed by Kerry Morgan and are perfect for sending spring greetings to your gal pals. Or why not keep them as handy cards to have ready… Continue reading