Watch our very own Nativity mini movie!

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Check out our very own Nativity mini movie below – starring our plushies from our November issue, number 285 – on sale here from 17 October! Super fun, huh? Our plushies have been designed by Sarah Cookland and are easy to make – you’ll find all the charts and instructions you need in our November… Continue reading

Booties templates – The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection

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Oh how cute are these Rudolph baby booties! They’re utterly perfect as a Christmas gift for any new little ones you know. They’ve been designed by Maria Diaz and feature in new limited-edition bookazine The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection – out now! The booties are easy to make and you’ll find all the instructions… Continue reading

Win tickets to The Festive Gift Fair

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Fancy shopping for Christmas pressies all under one roof, with stalls selling gifts perfect for everyone on your list? The head to The Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham’s NEC! Even better, win one of five pairs of tickets we have to give away for this seasonal extravaganza. Taking place on 20-23 November, this show promises… Continue reading

The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection – out now

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Ho ho ho! We’ve come over all Christmassy here at CrossStitcher, as today The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection goes on sale! Brought to you by Editor Abi Barker, it features 184 designs hand-picked for you from CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection magazines. All of us stitchers know how manic this time of year is… cards, pressies,… Continue reading

Download your Rudolph Christmas card mounts

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Everyone loves Rudolph! So make our adorable cards from our November issue (out Friday 17 October) and send him to pals to wish them a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. You’ll find the charts in our November issue, which will be available to buy from Friday here. They’ve been designed by Durene… Continue reading

Weekend freebie!

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We’re starting a new regular Weekend Freebie post on our blog today! To celebrate the weekend, every Friday we’ll be bringing you a free chart from the web, for you to download, stitch up and enjoy. To kick off, we’ve got a bit of a gem. On DMC’s USA website, you can download 16 –… Continue reading

Mood board: typography

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We’re spelling out our love for typography this week, with our new mood board dedicated to all things abc. Whether you want to brighten your walls, create cute cake-time treats or sink into colour-block cushions, there’s all sorts of ways you can bring the typographic trend into your home. Here are a few of our… Continue reading

Save when you subscribe to CrossStitcher!

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Hate that feeling when you get to the shops and find your favourite craft magazine has sold out? That’s a whole month’s worth of stitching projects and inspiration you’re missing out on! Well, we have the solution – subscribe to CrossStitcher! We have an amazing deal saving you over £34* on the shop price, plus… Continue reading

Enjoy crafts galore at The Knitting & Stitching Show!

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It’s only a week to go until The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace! Taking place on 8-12 October, it’s sure to be a must-visit for all craft fans, with stitching, dressmaking, patchwork, crochet and so much more to enjoy. As a special bonus, we have a code giving you money off your ticket –… Continue reading

Stitch the cutest Christmas decs with our October issue

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We think these woodland animal Christmas decorations are way off the cuteness scale! Love them too? Stitch and make them from your kit that comes with print editions of our October issue, out now! You’ll find charts for all five animals in your copy of the print magazine, while the kit contains enough fabric to… Continue reading