Alphabet 25 fits the bill when you need letters that do not detract from the surrounding design. While there are times to use a highly stylized design, more often you will want letters to "blend in," not call too much attention to themselves.
Another nice feature of this design is that it contains small caps in place of conventional lower case letters.
This combination can be used to give more emphasis or to smooth out the appearance of a line of stitching.
You can also use the small caps by themselves if you need smaller profile letters.
Click here or on the picture above for "Basic Block" Alphabet, a printable PDF pattern. A new window or tab will open so you can continue here.
When stitched on 14-count fabric using DMC floss, use:
The upper case letters vary from 5 to 7 stitches wide. The lower case (Small Cap) letters are 3 to 5 stitches in width.
Since it uses only cross stitches and backstitches, it is quite easy to work. If you are unfamiliar with either stitch, click on the "Cross Stitch" or "Backstitch" button on the left menu, under the "Tutorials'" section.
Coordinate with your cross stitch project by changing the floss color. Use the same number of strands that you are using for the rest of your pattern.
You can learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabets by clicking on the "Alphabet 123s" button in the left menu, or click here.
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