Our "Curly Q's" Alphabet 22 has been one of our most popular and most downloaded designs.
It combines a certain wimsy with that old times appearance that you might find on a sampler from the 1800's.
One of the more fanciful letter sets, this design remains very readable.
By simply changing the color of the floss, it becomes a fun way to dress up any holiday project.
Click here for a printable PDF pattern for the "Curly Q's" Alphabet. A new window (or tab) will open so you can keep your place here.
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.