Cross Stitch letters : Patterns for all alphabets

cross stitch initials

Are you fascinated by cross stich? If yes, you would want to decorate everything with these very simple stitches that can be used to embroider anything. Cross stitch letters used to embroider words and intials can make anything personalised for you.

Here are the most simple patterns to embroider letters with cross stitch. These capital letters make simple monograms/ initials.

Cross stitch letter A

Cross stitch letter A

Cross stitch letter B

Cross stitch letter B

Cross stitch letter C

Cross stitch letter C

Cross stitch letter D

Cross stitch letter D

Cross stitch letter E

Cross stitch letter E

Cross stitch letter F

Cross stitch letter F

Cross stitch letter G

Cross stitch letter G

Cross stitch letter H

Cross stitch letter H

Cross stitch letter I

Cross stitch letter I

Cross stitch letter J

Cross stitch letter J

Cross stitch letter K

Cross stitch letter K

Cross stitch letter L

Cross stitch letter L

Cross stitch letter M

Cross stitch letter M

Cross stitch letter N

Cross stitch letter N

Cross stitch letter O

Cross stitch letter O

Cross stitch letter P

Cross stitch letter P

Cross stitch letter Q

Cross stitch letter

Cross stitch letter R

Cross stitch letter R

Cross stitch letter S

Cross stitch letter S

Cross stitch letter T

Cross stitch letter T

Cross stitch letter U

Cross stitch letter U

Cross stitch letter V

Cross stitch letter V

Cross stitch letter W

Cross stitch letter

Cross stitch letter X

Cross stitch letter X

Cross stitch letter Y

Cross stitch letter y

 

Cross stitch letter Z

Cross stitch letter z

What do you need, to embroider the cross stitch letters?

cross stitch supplies materials - thread, fabric, needle.

Perle thread is the best for stitching letters in cross stitch (my opinion)- it is a thicker thread than the single embroidery floss thread. It is vivid in color and has a sheen but is subtle in impression. This thread is also available in a lot of colors.

If you want a thicker, bolder impression, use the embroidery threads – all six threads.

Design the letters

You can either use the designs given below or just draw your own designs on graph paper.

Practice till you get the letters rights. Design the letters to fit the space in your project. If you do not want the capital letters given above, design your own joined letters in lower cases (the way you write by hand or copy from cross stitch magazines – there are some very pretty italic letters that can be used on any of your projects. A graph paper can be the most simple but very effective designing tool here. 

Fabric for stitching the letters

Cross stitch is made on fabrics on which you can count the stitches – it is, after all, a counted stitch embroidery. The count of the fabric is the most important thing in cross stitch.

Aida is a fabric in which the holes are really visible; it is referred to in units of “count.”

The most commonly used fabric is a 14-count Aida fabric. This will give an average-size design. If you want a smaller size, choose a fabric with a higher count, like an 18 or 22-count fabric.

The count is the number of blocks of stitching per inch. The higher the count smaller the design you will get with the same pattern.

The cross-stitch letters given are mostly 5 stitches horizontally and 5 stitches vertically.
Divide 5 by the count of the fabric. That will give you the width of the fabric design, likewise for the vertical stitches.

If you have a fabric in which the holes are not visible (most clothes are like this), you can still embroider your letter. You will have to use waste canvas for this. Or mark the lines. 

How to embroider the letters on the fabric

You can draw these designs on paper to the size you want and then mark them on a waste canvas. This is then placed on the top of the clothing and after the embroidery is done, remove the waste canvas.

Embroidering the cross stitch letters on your clothes? Most clothes are made of fabrics that are quite tightly woven and fine like cotton, linen with visible threads, or very fine fabrics like polyester. You can make stitches over every two threads or more instead of one for these clothes.

Updated on November 6, 2022 by Sarina Tariq

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