Cross Stitch Alphabet 26
"Elongated Block"

Alphabet 26 is an taller version of Basic Block 11 ct. It is two stitches higher while maintaining the same width. Look closely at both alphabets and you can see how to easily alter an existing letter set.

Need it to be wider as well? Grab a pencil (and eraser!) and print out our free graph paper. Then, just insert an extra stitch or two in the middle or on either end, depending on the letter.

Again, this alphabet uses "small caps" for the lower case characters, providing you with yet another alphabet to use when you need letters only 9 stitches high.

"Elongated Block"
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Click here or on the picture above for "Elongated Block", a printable PDF pattern. A new window or tab will open so you can continue here.

In the Elongated Block alphabet design example

When stitched on 14-count fabric using DMC floss:

  • use 2 strands for cross stitches
  • use 1 strand for backstitches


Block letters, standard/straight

Characters Included:

  • Upper Case Letters
  • Lower Case (Small Cap) Letters
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation


  • The upper case letters are 13 stitches high
  • The lower case letters are 9 stitches high


The upper case letters have varying widths; most are 5 to 7 stitches wide. The lower case letters are 3 to 5 stitches wide.

Stitch Complexity

This is an easy-to-stitch alphabet that uses only full cross stitches and backstitches. If these stitches are unfamiliar to you, click on the "Backstitch" and the "Cross Stitch" buttons on the left menu, under the "Tutorials'" section.


Change the floss color to coordinate with your cross stitch project. Use the same number of strands that you are using for 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 in the left menu, or click here.

Click here for a printable cross stitch pattern for "Elongated Alphabet 26".

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