Step into spring with CrossStitcher's May issue - out now


The days are warming up, lambs are in the fields and we've even seen the sun come out in recent days! All this can only mean one thing - spring has arrived!

In the May issue of CrossStitcher, we've got lots of fresh projects full of spring colours for you to stitch for you and your home, or as gifts for loved ones. 

If there's one event we look forward to at this time of year, it's friends' weddings. We love a good get-together to celebrate a marriage, not to mention having an excuse to put on our favourite dress!

Download free charts and get crafting for cats in need

Calling all cat lovers! Are you off to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at London's Olympia this weekend? Cats Protection will be - and they want crafters to help support felines in need by knitting cute mouse toys for the moggies in their care.

Stitch the latest trends with CrossStitcher's April issue - out now

We're all about putting a modern twist on classic design this issue - just check out our cover star project, a willow pattern canvas from Lesley Teare.

Keeping all the rich blues from the traditional style but minus all the fussy details, it'll look gorgeous propped up among plates on a dresser or hanging on your hallway wall.

Perfect your sewing skills!

Love to transform your cross stitch into gorgeous accessories for yourself and your home? Then perfect your sewing skills and take your projects to the next level with the Pro Guide to Sewing - out now!

Bringing together loads of expert advice on subjects as diverse as piping, zips, interfacing and seam finishing, the guide is sure so help you improve your sewing and give you tons of crafty ideas.

You'll find the step-by-step illustrated guides so easy to follow, and are sure to be whipping up beautiful projects in no time. 

Pinterest needs you!



We love our new Cross Stitch Collection Pinterest board, and we know there are few better ways to find inspiration for that next stitching project! We’d love you to come take a look, find us at We've got boards dedicated to cross stitch projects designed just for us by all your favourite designers, and to what's featured in our latest issue, including the fabulous Lesley Teare pansy design shown above. 

We’d also love your help with one of our boards! We want to see what you are stitching. Share your WIPS, UFO’s or finished pieces by emailing us a picture at , and we’ll put it on our board! 



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Cross Stitch Collection and Cross Stitcher wishes all of our readers a very Happy New Year!

We hope they’re aren’t too many sore heads out there, and you’re all looking forward to a 2014 full of stitchy goodness! The second part of Lucie Heaton’s animal calendar (left) is out in Cross Stitch Collection's February issue (on-sale 10 January) to help you plan your projects this year. The first part is already out in Cross Stitch Collection's January issue, get it here:

Has anyone started any new projects already? Let us know on Facebook! Just search for CrossStitcher or Cross Stitch Collection.

Merry Christmas!

Feel inspired with CrossStitcher's January issue - out now!

At the start of a new year, it's always so exciting to stitch up bold, bright projects to fill your home with colour and take you through to spring.

That's why we've filled the January issue of CrossStitcher with gorgeous, trendy makes to inspire your stitching year. Plus, you'll love your free Retro Style chart booklet packed with 49 funky old-school designs, as well as loads of cool making-up ideas.

Perfect for giving your sofa fresh style is Lucie Heaton's super on trend magpie cushion - our cover star this month. His monochrome plumage looks stunning against the ice-blue sky - we can't wait to stitch him up!

Free winter pansy download!

What a cute and personal gift tag this gorgeous Lesley Teare pansy design makes! And it’s free! Stitched on linen with some truly beautiful shades of lilac and purple, you can download the key and chart here, and make your own lovely gift tags. 

January issue out today!

The January issue (231) of Cross Stitch Collection hits the shops today with a host of fantastic designs to stitch away the post Xmas blues! Some of the many highlights include a beautiful Snow Queen design from CSC favourite Joan Elliott, a cute collection of puppies from Anchor, and a gorgeous swan lake scene from Maria Diaz. Plus, top designers like Jane Greenhoff give us their 2014 stitching resolutions!

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