Free flower chart!

These chirpy flower cards in the May issue of CrossStitcher - out Friday 4 April - are so colourful! We particularly love the button centres - cute or what!

They've been designed by Kerry Morgan and are perfect for sending spring greetings to your gal pals. Or why not keep them as handy cards to have ready to send out at any time of the year?

Just to spoil you, we have a fifth design you can download for free right here. Who will you send yours to?

 

Download your embroidery templates for The Savvy Stitcher

The Savvy Stitcher's been inspired by trips to the coast this month, making gorgeous sewing accessories embroidered with seaside motifs. 

In the May issue of CrossStitcher, you'll find simple step-by-step guides to split stitch, closed fly stitch and twisted chain to help you create these motifs. All you need are the templates for each pattern, which you can download right here.

Once you have finished the embroidery, just follow the instructions in the magazine to make up your accessories - a tape measure cosy, scissor case and needle book. 

Download your template for the butterfly purse kit

How gorgeous is this colourful butterfly coin purse - your free kit with the May CrossStitcher, out on Friday 4 April.

It's the perfect way to keep loose pennies safe, and is perfect for accessorizing your spring outfits. We love the snappy clasp - so cool and retro!

You'll find all the materials you need to make the purse in your free kit, but to cut out your fabric you'll need a purse template, which you can download here. Print it out and cut round the shape, then follow the instructions in the magazine to complete your purse. 

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.

Download your FREE flower chart

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Fancy a quick stitch floral treat? You got it! Download this gorgeous Lesley Teare rose chart for free today. We just love the colours in this design – the feminine pinks and soft greens are perfect if you’re still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day card design! Click here to download the chart and key.

Free printable Easter greetings!

Easter's nearly here and we're busy crafting cake bands and egg baskets from our April issue, out Friday 7 March. We'll also be whipping up these cute cards from the mag to send Easter greetings to our best pals. 

We think the stitched patches look great on their own, but why not add our sweet Easter greetings for an extra special touch? You can download them for free here, then just stick them on the card with double-sided tape and send off to your friends with heaps of Easter good wishes.

Download your FREE balloon chart!

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Download your free balloon chart from Jenny Barton

In Cross Stitch Collection’s March 233 issue, we feature Jenny Barton’s stunning Balloon Fiesta! A gorgeous stretched canvas depicting the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Jenny’s design is a riot of colour and fun.

We loved it so much we asked Jenny to create an added extra – that we could give to you for free! This cute balloon chart would make a fab greetings card for any occasion. Click here to download the chart today!

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. 

FREE red-stripe paper for CrossStitcher's Festive Friend cards

Christmas is coming round so fast now - we really need to get organised with our shopping! But at least we have our cards sorted with these gorgeous designs by Fiona Crouch from our December issue - we adore the fluffy Lana thread!

Once you've stitched them up, print out the stripey backing paper here and stick it to plain card, then mount the designs using 3D foam pads for a fun, professional finish.

FREE Christmas card and tag downloads

Receiving handmade gifts and cards is so special - and as we crafters know, it's just as fun to make them, too. For loads of Christmas stitching ideas to make into gifts and cards, as well as ornaments to decorate your own home, check out the November issue of CrossStitcher - in the shops now!