I love fall! Don’t you? I love the colors, the mild weather, kids returning to school and jumping into piles of leaves. It is just a magical time of year! Although I did not get married in the fall, I also happen to think that fall weddings are particularly romantic. If you share this love of the fall, and you happen to be a stitcher, than I have the perfect little cross stitch project for you: “Fall in Love” cross stitch pattern. This project is super simple and small enough to be super cute. Plus, it also features something else I’m in love with–puns. So really, it’s the perfect pattern, right?
This is also a great cross stitch pattern for beginner or first time cross stitchers. If you’d like a quick run down of how to cross stitch, consider checking out this complete cross stitch tutorial. Cross stitch is one of my favorite types of embroidery because it is so simple! Seriously, anyone can be a master cross stitcher!
Ready to get started?
Supplies needed to make your own fall cross stitch pattern:
- Leaf Cross Stitch Pattern < click to print
- 4″ Wooden Embroidery Hoop
- Aida Cloth (I used 14 count)
- Embroidery Thread
- Red Ribbon
In case this is your first time cross stitching, just a few notes. The squares that are filled in are full cross stitches (an “x” between 4 different holes in the fabric). I used a red thread for these stitches, 3 threads at a time.
The writing at the bottom, “fall in love,” is what we call back stitch. For these stitches only use 2 threads and instead of making an “x” you simply create the lines needed for the letters with straight lines of stitching. The only exception is the dot on the “i” which I made with a french knot.
Just a few more details to help you along with this project. Like I mentioned in the supply list, I used a 14 count aida cloth for this project which results in a nice small, cute project. You can, of course, use any side aida cloth you’d like. A 10 count aida cloth might be better for a young stitcher and will yield a larger project.
Also, I used a larger piece of aida cloth while stitching this cross stitch pattern and a much bigger hoop. This way I didn’t need to worry about it being perfectly centered as I worked on it. Then, after I was done stitching I ironed my project and put it in a cute little 4″ wooden embroidery hoop, trimming off the extra aida cloth from around the edges. I also added a little red ribbon to the top.
And there you have it. A project easily accomplished in one evening!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.