Our "Curly Q's" Alphabet 22 is one of our most popular and most downloaded alphabet patterns.
As a designer, creating decorative cross stitch alphabets can be a challenge. Everyone starts with the same 26 letters, and each of those letters has to be identifiable. If you are only stitching a person's initials, a short name, or a brief, familiar saying, you can be more flexible. However, if your cross stitch words "are" the design, you must use readable letters. Usually, that translates into the more simple and basic letter shapes.
Not so with Alphabet 22. Curly Q's cross stitch design combines a certain whimsy with that old time appearance that you might find on a sampler from the 1800's. Change the floss to red or green for Christmas, shades of pink for Valentine's Day, and see the letters "become" the holiday.
I know you'll find lots of uses for this fun cross stitch letter set!
Click here for a printable PDF pattern for the "Curly Q's" Alphabet.
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When stitched on 14-count evenweave fabric using DMC floss, use:
Description: Block letters, standard/straight
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.
If you are unfamiliar with any of the stitches, follow the instructions and diagrams by clicking on the links above.
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.
If using fabric with a different thread count, you may need to adjust the number of strands of floss you'll use. To help you decide, check out our tutorial on "Floss Coverage".
Learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabet patterns by clicking on "Alphabet 123s.