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One of the more fanciful letter sets, Alphabet 22 manages to remain very readable.
In the Design Example
"Curly Qs" is a fanciful, decorative letter set, yet it is still very readable. By simply changing the color of the floss, and it becomes a fun way to dress up any holiday project.
When stitched on 14-count evenweave fabric using DMC floss, use:
- 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 13 stitches high
- The lower case letters without ascenders or descenders (ex: a, c, o) are 7 stitches high
- The lower case letters with only ascenders (ex: b, d, h) or only descenders, (ex: g, p, y) are 13 stitches high
- The lower case "j", with descender and a dot above, is 19 stitches high
These letters have varying widths. Most of the upper case letters range from 8 to 11 stitches high, with M maxing out at 15. The majority of the lower case letters are 5 to 7 stitches wide.
First Letter Set:
This is an easy to stitch alphabet that uses only full cross stitches outlined with backstitches. If these stitches are unfamiliar to you, click here for a lesson on cross stitch, or click here for a backstitch tutorial.
If you need further how-to information, click on the "How to..." button on the left menu or click here and select the tutorial you need at the bottom of the page.
You can change the floss color to reflect your tastes and to coordinate with your existing cross stitch project. Use the same number of strands that you are using throughout the rest of your 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 "Curly Q's".
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