Are you ready for a spooky little cross stitch project, sure to add a little creepy to your Halloween decor? Well, then I have the perfect pattern for you– a Halloween DIY witch cross stitch pattern that succeeds in being cute and scary at the same time! This witch pattern is free and simple enough that even a first-time cross stitcher can easily complete it.
This DIY witch is part of a larger Halloween pattern that you can find HERE.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY witch cross stitch:
- Aida Cloth (I used 14 count white, but any size and color will work)
- Embroidery Thread
- Embroidery Hoop
- Free Witch Cross Stitch Pattern
If this is your first time cross stitching, I want to give you a few thoughts. Cross stitching is the simplest, most relaxing type of embroidery there is. Rest assured that you have picked a great project to start with. Cross stitch is so simple because each stitch is just two simple stitches between 4 holes on your adia cloth. These 2 stitches will cross in the center and create a “cross” or “x” and thus the name cross stitch.
For more details on cross stitching, check out this post which includes a couple of very helpful videos.
Now that we know how to cross stitch, it’s time to stitch up a witch!
Below is the pattern for this project, click HERE to print. As you can see, the stitches are ALL cross stitches (no messing around with back stitches for this project, yay!).
Each of the stitches is marked with a symbol on the pattern. This symbol lets you know which color thread to use for that stitch. To decode the symbols, refer to the legend I provided below the pattern.
Black Dot: DMC 310
Red of Lips: DMC 321
“7”: DMC 907
“8”: DMC 413
And there you have it! From pattern to finished cross stitched DIY witch!
If you enjoyed this DIY witch pattern, check out this cross stitch bat pattern!
Thanks for being here and I hope you all have a wonderfully creepy Halloween!
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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.