A Counted Cross Stitch Alphabet Chart

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

I thought today I would share a cross stitch alphabet for monograms on clothing and linens. The cross stitch alphabet is also great to use to personalize gifts, stitch verses, wedding and birth records, and as a way to sign your name to your work.

I’m leaving this cross stitch alphabet in .jpg format so that after you’ve saved it you will be able to open it in the photo editing software of your choice so you can resize, crop, touch up, etc.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Alphabet cross stitch

Some of the things you can do to alter the alphabet is change thread colors, use a different palette besides the blue with black outline. You could make a pattern inside the letters or use backstitches instead of cross stitches for the outline.

By adding stitches between and around the letters or maybe lining the letters up in a crooked or wavy line will give your work a whimsical look.


These Velour Guest Towels by Charles Craft measure 12 by 19½ inches and would be nice as monogrammed gifts for Christmas, a wedding or new home.

They are 100% cotton and come in several colors. The velour is soft and plush while the 14-count Aida is easy to stitch.

 

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Fancy Antique Alphabet Patterns for Embroidery Monograms

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today’s freebie is a set of fancy alphabet letters you can use for embroidery or other crafting. Young embroiderers used the alphabets to practice their stitches and went on to use them to create samplers, quilts and other household items.

Antique A to Embroidery - Vintage Crafts and More

This is the A and the rest of the alphabet is just as pretty.  I believe this page was pulled from one of my Peterson’s Ladies Magazines. It’s certainly over 100 years old.

I’ve cleaned up the page, but haven’t gone over the outline of the letters so there may be some gaps here and there that you’ll have to fill in when you trace them.

You can find some diagrams of basic embroidery stitches in this earlier post of mine and Craftsy has a some very good photos and instructions of how to do 10 Hand Embroidery Stitches. These will help you get started.

 

Antique Alphabet to Embroidery - Vintage Crafts and More

To save or print the alphabet page above, simply click on it, it will open in another window where you can save or print it using your computer’s browser. You can also use the little green Print Friendly Button at the bottom of the post.

If you’d like to save it for later in PDF format, the link is below:

Antique Alphabet to Embroidery

The pattern sheet is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Enjoy!

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