Make this Beautiful
"He Is Risen" Cross Stitch Design!

This design is an obvious choice for Easter, but perfect for every day. "He is Risen" embodies what it means to be a Christian.

Design details for "He is Risen"

Embroider the design on 14-count Aida using DMC floss. It is stitched 5" x 7" (using 14-count), with full coverage from top-to-bottom and side-to-side.

  • 2 strands for cross stitches
  • 1 strand for backstitches

This a good project for beginning and/or young stitchers, as it uses only full cross stitches and backstitches. In addition, it has larger blocks of a single color instead of many intricate color changes.

How to use it

  • Slip it under glass, behind a precut mat with a 5"x7" opening.
  • Or fringe the edges and mount it on top of your matboard, then protect it with glass in a frame.
  • Apply the design to a greeting card.
  • Stitch it on clothing.

What You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Floss

Stitch complexity

How to Cross Stitch this Design

If you already know how to cross stitch, the Quick Start checklist below will get you on your way. Just learning? Simply click here or on the "Getting Started" button on the left. There, you will find links to detailed instructions and diagrams.

  • This design can be stitched either with or without the surrounding black. If you prefer it with black surrounding the letters, use black floss for these cross stitches. Don't be tempted to stitch on black fabric.
  • While you can achieve better coverage by using more strands for your cross stitches, the underlying black fabric will still dull these vivid colors. For an example of this, see Floss Coverage and Why It Matters.
  • For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, let our handy stitch count table do the calculations for you.

Click on the picture above for a printable chart with full instructions, floss numbers and stitch count. (A new window or tab will open so you can continue browsing here.)

You can print all pages of the Cross Stitch chart or just the pages you wish. Feel free to save it to your hard drive for later printing.

This design has a bonus. While you stitch, you will find yourself reflecting on the true meaning of Easter!

› He is Risen!

› He is Risen!