Cross Stitch Alphabet 27

Avast Ye Landlubbers! If ye be cravin' a little flourish in yer cross stitchin', ye'll find it here. We all like pointy things and this alphabet is no different, so stitch it!

Hum... Ah, I get carried away sometimes. Well, that's the point of it! "Point." Sorry. Terrible pun.

"Alphabet 27 - Cutlass" uses tall, thin letters with a bit of personality. The letters are designed, vertically, in thirds, instead of the more common halves.

The joints don't always quite meet and the crosses and tips are pointed. All these elements make for a highly-stylized letterset that is still absolutely readable.

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.

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Stitch details for Alphabet 27

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 main body of the upper case letters are 13 stitches high, with the tips of some letters extending above and/or below.
  • The lower case letters without ascenders or descenders (ex: a, c, o) are 9 stitches high
  • The lower case letters with only ascenders (ex: b, d, h) or only descenders, (ex: g, p, y) are 13 stitches high
  • The lower case "j", with descender and a dot above, is 17 stitches high


The main body of most of the upper and lower case letters are 4 stitches wide, with the cross tips extending 1 stitch more.

Stitch complexity

Although this alphabet uses partial stitches, it has a predictable letter pattern that is easy to stitch. For these stitches, use 1/4 stitches for finer points or 3/4 stitches for fuller ends.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these stitches, follow the instructions and diagrams by clicking on the "Quarter Stitch", "Three Quarter Stitch", "Backstitch" and the "Cross Stitch" buttons on the left menu, under the "Tutorials'" section or on the links above.


It is assumed that you will change the floss color to reflect your tastes and to coordinate with the rest of your project. Use the same number of strands that you are using throughout the rest of your cross stitch 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.

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