FREE 'Rustic Style' book with CrossStitcher's January issue

CrossStitcher January 2013 Rustic Style chart bookBe inspired to give your home that country chic look with our gorgeous Rustic Style keepsake book - FREE with our January issue!

This 56 page collectable chart book is packed full of easy ways to add a touch of rustic, handmade charm to your home. There's 35 charts to choose from (all hand-picked by the CrossStitcher team) as well as easy-to-follow instructions showing you how to make everything from gift tags to cake bands.

Grab your copy and get started on a new hobby today... or collect and keep it on your bookshelf for handmade gift ideas throughout the year!

Buy the latest issue of CrossStitcher online or sign-up to a subscription for month-on-month stitching inspiration.

Festive tags stitch kit - FREE with CrossStitcher's December issue!

CrossStitcher's December issue 260 free festive tags stitch kit

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and these miniature tags are just the thing to get you in the mood for some festive stitching. You'll find the stitch kit (which comes with everything you need to make all 8 designs) FREE with our December issue. Well, that's the wrapping sorted!

Make your own stitchable stars

Our stitchable snowflake garland kit from issue 257 has certainly proved a hit with you guys - we've had countless emails and messages asking how you can get your hands on more!

Unfortunately the stars aren't available to buy, but it's easy to make your own. Choose some plain card that's not too thick, then follow our step-by-step guide to making it stitchable.

Step one: Begin with a scrap of aida  - use 11 count for as close a fit to our original template as possible. Using your chart and a sharp pencil, draw crosses over each block to be stitched.

New UK subscribers offer!

Stitchers can never have too many threads in their stash – especially when they're as lovely as this gorgeous selection from Madeira!

You can receive this bumper thread pack, worth £44.60, FREE when you subscribe to CrossStitcher today.

Being a member has other benefits too – you'll save 28% on the shop price, receive delivery direct to your door at no extra cost, and gain exclusive access to our online subscriber-only area, Craft Circle, offering extra content, exclusive offers and exciting competitions.

Order online today, or call 0844 848 2852, quoting order code CSRW1F. Lines are open 8am-7.30pm weekdays, 8am-4pm Saturdays.

Hurry! Offer ends 31 October 2012

Stitch-up your own crown jewels!

Jan Constantine Jubilee crown cover giftThis month’s issue (on sale 16th May) comes with a FREE jubilee crown stitch kit, designed by Jan Constantine.

If you're a fan of her famous felt cushions then you're going to love this miniature version.

It's been created from her original cushion, which we featured in issue 252. This design is still available to buy from our back issues online store.

The stitch kit comes with a clever piece of soluble canvas designed so you can stitch the crown motif directly onto the felt. How clever!

Celebrate Australia Day with a Koala hug!

Koala bear cross stitch cardG'day stitchers. We'd like to wish all our fellow stitchers across the pond a very happy Australia Day!

Australia Day has become the country's biggest annual day of celebration with over 5,000 events planned across New South Wales on 26th January. 

As luck would have it, we've got a cuddly pair of Koalas as this months FREE GIFT. What's best, they've got adorable googly eyes. Who could possibly resist?

This cute kit comes free with CrossStitcher issue 249, on sale until 21st February.

It comes with a polka dot printed card, white envelope, 14 count aida, 12 lengths of thread, 2 pairs of googly eyes and a size 24 needle.

Everything you need to get started straight away!

Don't forget to send us a picture of your finished card or upload it to our Flickr group!