Free Cross stitch Christmas collection PDF charts

I just thought I would do a quick round up of some of the lovely free Christmas cross stitch patterns I have on the blog. You have still got time to whip up some of these beauties in time for Christmas. They are mainly small designs perfect for cards, tags and festive decor. Just click on the links and you will be able to download a PDF pattern of each design for free!


 Blue snowflake

Christmas candles

 Christmas stocking

 Christmas tree with baubles

Christmas tree with stars

Gingerbread man

Holly

Christmas cake recipe

Christmas cakes
Ingredients
150g self raising flour
75g margarine
75g caster sugar
2 eggs
200g dried mixed fruit –
including cherries
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 tbsp ground almonds
200g marzipan
250 ready roll icing
1 packet of assorted
coloured ready roll icing
Method
  1. preheat oven to gas mark 3 /170 c
  2. line 7 inch cake tin with greaseproof paper
  3. cream the fat and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. mix in the eggs
  5. fold in the flour
  6. fold in the dried fruits
  7. pour into tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1
    hour
  8. cool
  9. cover with marzipan and then icing
  10. decorate

Children’s drawing of a snowman cross stitch.

Inspired by drawings of snowman by my Children, I have created this cute cross stitch pattern. He measures under 10cm squared and would be a perfect quick project to stitch up for festive fun holiday decor.
Children’s drawing of a snowman cross stitch.

This cheery chap is available to buy from my Etsy store and you still have time to stitch him up for the holidays.
Children’s drawing of a snowman cross stitch.

 Wouldn’t he be perfect framed up in a Child’s playroom or nursery? He would also look great on stockings or Christmas cards.

Children’s drawing of a snowman cross stitch.

Christmas Cranberry Muffin recipe

I am not the biggest fan of dried fruit it has to be said. Yet at this time of year they seem to pop up in all sorts of recipes. You can’t help bumping into them when you start doing your Christmas baking. Cranberries however I do like and these Cranberry muffins with a warming hint of cinnamon are just the thing to start off your festive baking.

Christmas Cranberry Muffin recipe

Cranberry muffin recipe. Makes 12
You will need:
275g self raising flour
75g dark brown soft sugar
50g caster sugar
150ml milk
150ml vegetable oil
1 egg
150g sweetened dried cranberries
1tsp cinnamon
sugar for sprinkling

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/ gas mark 4.
2. Line a muffin tin.
3. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugars and cinnamon.
3. In a jug whisk the milk, oil and egg together.
4. Pour in the wet ingredients into the dry and quickly mic until just combined.
5. Stir in the dried cranberries.
6. Divide the mixture equally between the cases and top each with a sprinkling of sugar.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.

Poodle embroidery little girls bag

This embroidery pattern is so cute. I love it on the pink hand dyed linen. I have made it up into a gift bag for one of my niece’s and I’m sure she is going to love it. 
Poodle embroidery little girls bag

If you want to make a similar gift bag the pattern is available to download at my Etsy store.

Poodle embroidery little girls bag
At £2.50 it is a bargain. You can download it instantly and you can print it as many times as your need.
Poodle embroidery little girls bag

You will  also get instructions on how to sew the basic stitches needed to make this charming poodle.

Poodle embroidery little girls bag

Poodle embroidery little girls bag

Christmas Polar bear card

I just finished this cute card for my youngest. I used a pattern from the world of cross stitching magazine and then mounted it on green card stock on a white square card. I can’t decide if I should put a sticker happy Christmas at the bottom, but I suppose I’ve got time!

Free Blue snowflake cross stitch PDF pattern

I have been designing some more wintry cross stitch patterns and I do love coming up with new snowflake designs. I love the symmetry and simple geometric shapes that can be created. Just follow the read more link to download your free PDF file so you can stitch up this winter wonderland beauty. 
Free Blue snowflake cross stitch PDF pattern

Free Blue snowflake cross stitch PDF pattern
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