Everyone needs block letters now and then. Cross stitch alphabet 03 provides an angular block shape to fit that need. Several letters have thinner or thicker alternates for squeezing or expanding text to fit your project.
The free cross stitch alphabet, "Alphabet 03," is stitched on 18-count Aida over two threads. I used DMC floss:
The upper case letters are 4 stitches high.
These letters have varying widths. When possible, both wide and narrow versions of some letters are provided. These should help you squeeze text into shorter lines or expand into longer ones.
For the partial stitches that make up the angles, you can use either 1/4 cross stitches, letting the backstitch outline complete it, or, use 3/4 cross stitches with the outline for a fuller look.
The fabric and the floss strand count will affect your choice for each project. If you are uncertain, try stitching a few sample letters in the corner of your fabric.
Learn any unfamiliar stitches by clicking on the appropriate links above or on the "How To..." button on the left navigation menu.
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.
To learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabets, click on the "Alphabets" button on the left menu, or click and read "The 123's of the Counted Cross Stitch Alphabet" to learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabets.
Click here for a printable cross stitch pattern for this alphabet.
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