Free Cross Stitch
Alphabet Patterns

Cross stitch alphabet patterns exist to fill the need of many designs that require letters and numbers. One of the alphabets on this page will do the trick, no matter what type of design you're working on. Just click on any cross stitch alphabet for more information and a printable pattern.

If you have seen this page before, you can skip down to the alphabets by clicking here.

The most recent designs appear at the top. Click on the alphabet or the link to the right. A new tab will open so you can keep your place here.

And if you get lost :-), you can always come back to this page whenever you wish by clicking on the "Free Alphabets" menu button on the left.

For detailed tips on how to adapt an alphabet to a pattern, please see The 123's of the Counted Cross Stitch Alphabet


Cross Stitch Alphabet Patterns Fall Into Three Categories

  • Line alphabets, like "Mini Line" and "Fine Line" below, have letters that are are constructed entirely with back stitches. This doesn't mean, however, that there is no style to the alphabet. Line letters do not have to be plain.
  • Check out "Flourishes." It has stylized tips and swirls and portrays a completely different feel than either Mini Line or Fine Line.
  • Block alphabets have letters that are made with full and partial cross stitches. The lines of each letter can be primarily a single stitch wide, like in "Slim" and "Addicted."

    Or, it may take multiple stitches to configure the letters, like "Cotton Candy." More stitches gives more opportunities to introduce more character into the characters.

    Good examples or this are "Robot" and the immensely popular "Curly Q's."
  • Graphic alphabets, the final categories of alphabets, are those where a graphic image is used to portray the individual characters. These can be understated and graceful, like the tiny flowers on the letters of "Floral.

    They can be bright and bold, like our unmistakeably haunted "Happy Halloween."

Beyond style, stitchers can dramatically alter an alphabet by changing the colors of the letters. "Freedom" looks remarkably different when stitched without its signature red, white and blue palette.

"Skyscraper" shows an example of the letters filled in with half stitches or with full cross stitches. The weight of a block alphabet can be lightened by eliminating the cross stitches inside and simply leaving the backstitched outline.

Cross stitch alphabet patterns can add the finishing touches to a project, or they can be the project.

The next time you need to add words to your cross stitch project, start by finding a style you like and one that fits with the rest of the design, then find a way to make those letters your own!



We provide our patterns in PDF format. Although it is present on most computers, if you are not familiar with Adobe Reader, please see our instructions page for how to obtain this free PDF reader.

Also, take a look at our free cross stitch designs, over forty of them, with more on the way.



Our cross stitch alphabet patterns


Alphabet 32 'Happy Halloween' Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Happy Halloween Alphabet" 18 stitches high

Alphabet 30 'Dog Tags Alphabet' Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Freedom Alphabet" 9 stitches high



Click here for "Dog Tags Alphabet" 5 stitches high




Alphabet 29 'In My Heart' Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "In My Heart" 14 stitches high


Click here for "Santa" 29 stitches high



Alphabet 27 'Cutlass' Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Cutlass" 13 stitches high



Alphabet 26 Elongated Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Elongated Block" 13 stitches high


Alphabet 25 Basic Block Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Basic Block" 11 stitches high



Holiday Alphabet 24 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Holiday" 12 stitches high



Alphabet 23 Box Kite Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Box Kite" 11 stitches high


Curly Q's Alphabet 22 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Curly Q's" 13 stitches high


Basic Block Alphabet 21 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Basic Block" 7 stitches high


Countdown Alphabet 20 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Countdown" 16 stitches high


Cotton Candy Alphabet 19 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Cotton Candy" 14 stitches high


Robot Alphabet 18 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Robot" 11 stitches high


Christmas Holly Alphabet 17 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Christmas Holly" 12 stitches high


Addicted to Cross Stitch Alphabet 16 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for this "Addicted to Cross Stitch" 10 stitches high


Floral Alphabet 15 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Floral Alphabet" 10 stitches high


Skyscraper Alphabet 14 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Skyscraper" 12 stitches high


Lava Lamp Alphabet 13 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Lava Lamp" 14 stitches high


Slim Alphabet 12 Cross Stitch Design

Click here for "Slim" 14 stitches high


Outline Cross Stitch Alphabet

Click here for "Outline" 7 stitches high


Click here for "Curling Ribbon" 11 stitches high


Thanksgiving Cross Stitch Alphabet

Click here for "Thanksgiving" 8 stitches high


Christmas Cross Stitch Alphabet

Click here for "Candy Cane" 7 stitches high


Locomotive Alphabet 07, Line Letters

Click here for "Locomotive" 8 stitches high


Click here for "It's a Fine Line" 4 stitches high


Flourishes Alphabets 04 and 05, Script Letters

Click here for "Flourishes" 6 stitches high


Angular Block Alphabet 03, Block Letters

Click here for "Angular Block" 4 stitches high


Mili Line Alphabet 02, Line Letters

Click here for "Mini Line" 2 stitches high


Story Book Alphabet 01, Block and Line Letters

Click here for "Story Book" 5 stitches high


Now that you have sampled our cross stitch alphabet patterns, be sure to take a look at our free cross stitch designs, over sixty of them, with more being added often.


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