Find lots of cosy Christmas ideas in CrossStitcher's December issue

CrossStitcher December issue 260 - cover and giftTis' the season for cosy stitching and we've got a whole host of colourful designs to warm you up in our December issue, which hits the shops today.

Lucies Heaton's luxurious blue and white baubles are sure to become to treasured set that your family will use for years to come. We love how crisp and clean the shapes are, but best of all we love the spash of metallic thread. After all, who doesn't like a bit of sparkle at Christmas?

Then there's your free gift - a festive tag stitch kit, which includes everything you need to make 8 gift tags! It's time to dig out your brightest threads and get stuck into some cosy stitching...

CrossStitcher December issue projects

Catch the travel bug with CrossStitcher's Holiday issue - out now!

CrossStitcher holiday issue (268) cover and giftCalling all keen travellers... ahoy there! We're going on a stitching journey with our special Holiday issue (268) - inspired by all the places we'd love to visit - and you're invited!

First-up we're heading deep into the ocean with a trio of chevron framed sea creature from contemporary designer Tiny Modernist. Then we're heading to a warmer climate to catch a glimpse of the most beautifully proud lion before meeting Rory the Raccoon (on his tropical island no less!)

All the while, we'll be sporting a dinky camera necklace, of course! The perfect travel accessory. Start your journey with our Holiday issue - on sale 2nd July...

CrossStitcher holiday issue (268) summer cross stitch projects

Go totally tropical with CrossStitcher bright July issue - on sale now!

CrossStitcher JULY issue 267When the sun comes out to play, it's a perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy a bit of a summer break with family and friends. To get you in the spirit (whatever the weather!) we've taken inspiration from around the globe to create our July issue.

Felicity Hall's tropical birds (left) look like they've flown in from a desert Island. Look at their colourful feathers!

Talking of exotic, Lucie Heaton has crossed the Indian Ocean to take inspiration from rich African fabrics to create a stunning elephant gift set (below, right).

Plus, your free gift this month includes everything you need to stitch a trio of oh-so-bright flower cards! CrossStitcher's July issue - on sale now.

CrossStitcher July issue 267 - projects

Put a spring in your step with CrossStitcher's May issue


CrossStitcher May issue (265) cover and giftWelcome to the glorious month of May, well almost. In issue 265, we're heralding the return of spring as our gardens start to fill with zesty blooms. Pay homage to the iconic floral cluster with Lucie Heaton's pretty roses bag, perfect for storing your stitching stash.

Talking of your stash, we've been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee - and their delightfully organised sewing tables. Have you been watching it? Get your own crafty space organised with our colourful tiled book cover and cute trio of pincushions...

CrossStitcher's May issue - on sale 16th April. Buy from our online shop or in the iTunes app store.

CrossStitcher May issue (265) projects

NEW: 'The Gruffalo' transformed into cross stitch - for the first time ever!

The Gruffalo cross stitch in CrossStitcher's April issue 264

The Gruffalo book coverGruffalo fans, we have some exciting news! A few months ago, we partnered-up with the publishers behind the popular children's story The Gruffalo and now, for the first time ever, Axel Scheffler's popular illustrations have been transformed into cross stitch. 

We're very chuffed about it and we know there's going to be heaps of fans (big and small!) who will be dying to get their hands on this pattern. Buy a copy of our April issue (264) from our online shop today and you'll find the full colour pattern alongside all the making-up instructions you'll need to finish it in a crisp white frame, like we have. Don't forget you can also buy a digital edition for your iPad, which you can keep forever. Who could possibly resist?

Light up your life with CrossStitcher's colourful April issue - on sale now

CrossStitcher's April issue 264 - cover and giftYes! Spring is on here and we couldn't be happier.

As well as looking forward to brighter days (for stitching in natural light!), we're planning on crafting a whole heap of bold designs to brighten up our decor, such as Rebecca Tuffnell's proud peacock cushion in its electric blue, coral and gold colour pallette.

We can't wait to get started on Felicity Hall's bold stencil-style butterfly cushion either - its colourburst of shades and guaranteed to make a statement. Then there's a sweet little button-adorned purse and cool wooden keyring kit (your FREE GIFT this month) to get started on too. It comes with everything you need to stitch a vintage rose design directly onto a specially designed wooden pendant. How clever is that?

Find more spring stitching ideas in CrossStitcher's April issue, on sale 20th March. You can buy your copy from our online shop or click here to subscribe and get it delivered directly to your door.

CrossStitcher's April issue 264 - bright and bold designs

Start a colourful spring fling with CrossStitcher's March issue - out now!

CrossStitcher March 2013 - cover and giftWith Mother's Day and Easter the next big events on our stitching calendars, we've been cramming our March issue (263) with as many glorious spring-themed designs as possible.

There's a bold retro flower cushion to stitch for your home, adorable bunnies to celebrate Easter, pretty kitty gift ideas and the last design in our EXCLUSIVE Belle & Boo series (below, left).

Your free gift is a cute Kokeshi doll card kit, which comes with everything you need to stitch and send for Mother's Day. There's even a bow for her hair!

Find more spring stitching ideas in CrossStitcher's March issue, on sale 20th February. Buy your copy from our online shop or click here to subscribe.

CrossStitcher March 2013 issue - spring projects

BRAND NEW Love Quilting and Patchwork - on sale today!

Love Quilting and Patchwork issue one - cover

Love Quilting & Patchwork is a brand new magazine that shares your passion for fabric and brings you everything you need to indulge in it!

Brought to you by patchwork-expert Jenny Fox-Proverbs (the Editor behind CrossStitcher) it's packed 100 pages with gorgeous step-by-step projects for you to make, features that take you behind the scenes and heaps of fabric related products for you to swoon over. Prepare to be inspired...

Three little mice: a stop-motion video from CrossStitcher!

CrossStitcher's February issue felt mice stop-motion videoSqueak Squeak! Our little stitchy mice love playing around in your stash. Thread spools are their favourite toys, but they hate getting pricked by rogue needles...

Get cosy with CrossStitcher's romantic February issue

CrossStitcher 262 February 2013 cover and giftIt's that time of year where it's cold outside and all you want to do is cuddle-up on the sofa, stitching in hand of course!

With that in mind, our February issue (262) has been lovingly packed with cosy designs romantic enough for Valentines Day, but beautiful enough to stitch and enjoy all year round.

Your free gift is a set of metal self-covered buttons and cute motifs booklet (packed with super-cute charts) to get you started on using-up all those leftover threads.

Find all this and more in CrossStitcher's February issue, on sale 23rd January. Buy your print and digital copies from our online shop or click here to subscribe!

CrossStitcher February issue 262 - group shots