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Alphabet 16 takes its inspiration from the quirky "It's my bear to cross / Addicted to Cross Stitch" design.
In the Design Example
"Addicted to Cross Stitch - My Bear to Cross" pattern inspired this design. (Select the "Free Charts" button on the left menu to view that project). The angled features add interest to this basic alphabet set. It is designed on 14-count Aida using DMC floss:
- 2 strands for cross stitches
- 1 strand for backstitches
Description: Block letters, standard/straight
- Upper Case Letters
- Lower Case Letters
- The upper case letters are 10 stitches high
- The lower case letters without ascenders or descenders (ex: a, c, o) are 5 stitches high
- The lower case letters with only ascenders (ex: b, d, h) or only descenders, (ex: g, p, y) are 10 stitches high
- The lower case "j", with descender and a dot above, is 12 stitches high
These letters have varying widths, but most upper case letters are 6 stitches wide. Most lower case letters are 5 stitches wide.
- Full Cross Stitches
This is a easy to use alphabet set that uses only full cross stitches outlined with backstitches. If either of these stitches are unfamiliar to you, learn by clicking on the "How To..." button on the left menu, then select tutorial links at the bottom of the page.
It is assumed that you will change the floss color to reflect your tastes and to coordinate with the rest of your project. Use the same number of strands that you are using throughout the rest of your cross stitch pattern.
How to Fit Text into a Design
Learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabets by clicking on the "Alphabet 123s" button on the left menu, or click here.
Click here for a printable cross stitch pattern for this design.
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