Halloween Cross-Stitch Roundup

Looking for a crafty way to celebrate the year's scariest season? How about cross-stitching some Halloween projects to deck your halls and accessorize yourself in spooky style! I've rounded up nine of my favorite cute and creepy cross-stitch designs, which were all published in one of Just CrossStitch magazine's annual Halloween special issues. Click on the links to visit Annie's Catalog, where you can purchase a print or digital copy of the issue that contains your chosen pattern.  Happy Halloween--and Happy Stitching!

Dark and Stormy Night Bookmark
Mark the pages of your horror novel with this mood-setting bookmark.(Just CrossStitch Halloween 2019)

Snake Eyes Cuff Bracelet 
The snake eyes on this cuff bracelet are sinister and stylish. (Just CrossStitch Halloween 2019)

Monster Movie TV 
This design was inspired by my lifelong love of campy sci-fi films. (Just CrossStitch Halloween 2017)

Nevermore Stained Glass 
What's Halloween without a reference to Edgar Allan Poe…

Cross-Stitch Minis: Summer Stripes

Floss & Fleece: Summer Stripes cross-stitch chart

Floss & Fleece: Summer Stripes cross-stitch key

Big news! I've decided to make "Cross-Stitch Minis" a recurring feature here on the blog. I shared spring motifs in April, and sea-themed designs in May. (Please check out my previous posts if you missed them.) This month, I've collected four different summer stripe designs--sea and sun-colored horizontal stripes, black-and-white zigzags, a red and white op-art design, and a fun arrangement of tiny stripes in blue, green, aqua, gold, raspberry and grape.

I love making little cross-stitch projects like these. They're so quick and easy to stitch. They also make unique gifts if you mount them on brooch or pendant settings. The square settings shown below are my favorites. You can find them in all shapes and sizes at the Etsy shop Kailea

The key above includes the floss numbers for the colors I used (both DMC and Sullivans). Please use whatever colors you like--I'd love to see your creations. Leave a comment on this post or tag me on Instagram. As always, happy stitching!

Floss & Fleece: cross-stitch striped pin Floss & Fleece: cross-stitch op-art pin

Floss & Fleece: cross-stitch op art pin Floss & Fleece: cross-stitch striped pin