Contributed by Leanne Guenther
Beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for Valentine's Day! The patterns would make a cute mini pillow on 6 count aida -- just cut a piece of matching fabric to the same size as the finished project, sew together and stuff -- add a little bit of cinnamon and/or clove to the stuffing to give it a nice scent.
It also makes a nice picture on plastic canvas or 6 count aida (terrific for beginners!).
The words on the first project require backstitching. If you're just starting to learn cross stitch, you can skip the words.
To learn more about cross stitching (including ideas on how to turn projects into bookmarks, pillows or pictures), check out our "How to Cross Stitch" directions.
When I do these projects with the girls, I encourage them fill in the
backgrounds with cross stitch instead of leaving it unstitched. The
long rows of single colored stitches are terrific practice. But it's
completely up to you! It does make the project take a lot longer.
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