Christmas Cross Stitch – What to Stitch this Christmas!

Christmas Cross Stitching. I could probably leave it at that simple sentence, and you could totally get my vibe!  A whole category within the cross stitching community, Christmas cross stitch really is the best of year!

The only downside of Christmas cross stitching is wanting to stitch everything! And I mean EVERYTHING! Sets, clubs, series, oh my!  There are so many good charts that it is really difficult to pick which ones to start this season.

I have compiled a list for Christmas cross stitches for your stitching desire this year!  I have broken the charts into categories as I know we don’t all have the same taste and styles in cross stitch charts.

Cutie Stitch

Chart: Sleigh Ride

Designer: It’s Sew Emma

Called for Fabric: 32 ct. Lugana, Mint Splash  

Size: 91w x 63h

Floss: Classic Color Works

DMC Conversion: Yes

My gosh, how cute is this Santa?!  This is a great Christmas cross stitch for something extra cute this year! The colors are perfect against the light blue fabric (I am using 14. Ct aida, Icelandic Blue) and the stitch is the perfect size at roughly 4 x 6 inches.  It’s Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop) has the pattern and thread packs available which makes this an easy project to put together and must make this Christmas!

Pattern. CCW Thread Pack. DMC Thread Pack Fabric

Monthly Release – November 2022 – May 2023:

Chart: Big City Christmas         

Designer: Country Cottage Needleworks  

Called for Fabric: 32 ct. Linen, Lambswool  

Size: 59w x72h, 413w x 72h if stitched together

Floss: Classic Color Works/DMC

DMC Conversion: Yes

This Christmas cross stitch had me hooked from the second it was shown on Instagram earlier this month!  I am a huge Country Cottage Needleworks junkie and this new series definitely hit the mark! One section of Big City Christmas will be released each month from Nov 2022 (shipping now) through May 2023.  You definitely will want to add this series to your Christmas cross stitching list!

Pattern. Fabric. Floss Pack.

Stitching with the Housewives Release:

Chart: Hot Cocoa and/or Jingle Bell Cafe         

Designer: The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch   

Called for Fabric: 14 ct. Aida or 28 ct. Linen, Black   

Size: 70w x 98h

Floss: Classic Color Works

DMC Conversion: Yes

The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch basically are pretty much the queens of Christmas cross stitching!  They have the best and cutest Santa’s, great thread colors and super trendy pieces that can sit on the mantle or go on the Christmas tree.  You will not want to miss this new piece this Christmas! Oh and can’t forget about the companion piece from last Christmas – Jingle Bell Cafe!

Hot Coca: Pattern. Fabric.

Jingle Bell Cafe: Pattern. Fabric.


Chart: Winter Petites

Designer: Little House Needleworks

Called for Fabric: 14-16 ct. Aida

Size: 39w x 39h

Floss: Classic Color Works

DMC Conversion: Yes

Traditional, classic, and all the right vibes in one piece! This new series from Little House Needleworks is just what you need for your classic Christmas cross stitching!  Stitch it as one piece (I am stitching as one) or stitch each of the four motifs individually to place around the home or turn into ornaments for your tree. 

Pattern. Fabric.

For Gifts:

Chart: Cookie Cutter Ornaments         

Designer: It’s Sew Emma

Called for Fabric: 25 ct. Lugana, Barley

Size: 28w x 28h

Floss: Classic Color Works

DMC Conversion: Yes

While I do not usually give an entirely homemade gift at Christmas, I do like to make a new ornament for the packages every year. Something cute, something different and something made with fabric scraps!  This year, everyone is getting a Christmas Cookie Cutter Ornament.  I mean, how could they not?!  Look how cute these new little ornaments are from Its Sew Emma!  There are 12 patterns included in this book – perfect for all your gifting needs!

Pattern. CCW Thread Pack. Fabric.

A Trio:

Chart: Christmas TypeFace – Santa Claus, Frosty, Rudolph

Designer: It’s Sew Emma

Called for Fabric: 14 ct. Aida, Chalkboard

Size: ~ 120w x 107h

Floss: Classic Color Works

DMC Conversion: Yes

Last on this year’s Christmas cross stitch list is this adorable TypeFace Trio of Santa Claus, Frosty and Rudolph!  These 3 characters had my attention the moment they were released as they are super cute, have lots of font (I love stitching font, don’t you?!) and have a thread pack so you don’t have to go digging through the stash! Although that would probably be the most cost effective, sometimes that thread pack is just a bit more convenient!  Another fabulous release from Its Sew Emma this Christmas season!

Santa Claus – Pattern. CCW Thread Pack. Fabric.

Frosty – Pattern. CCW Thread Pack. Fabric.

Rudolph – Pattern. CCW Thread Pack. Fabric.

TypeFace Pattern Bundle

Happy stitching this Christmas! What Christmas cross stitch chart would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

Oh and check out this post – Top 5 Christmas Quilts – if you are looking for more projects this holiday season!

Happy Stitching!


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