Algerian eye stitch is a kind of embroidery stitch very decorative and easy to do, it is worked in a even-weave fabric. This stitch consists of eight straight stitches all worked in a central hole to create a star motif. Algerian eye stitch is also called Star Stitch or Star Eyelet Stitch.


You can create a lot of motifs, blocks and different patterns. It is very interesting to use multi-coloured borders around a design.


Here below the instruction to learn how to do algerian eye stitch:

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Do you want to learn cross stitch? Are you a beginner and you are not sure which fabric to use? For your first cross stitch project I advice you to choose a fabric with a thread count easy to see.  It is preferable for you start with 11 – and 14 count fabrics. There are also six, seven and eight count fabrics but they are useful for children that like to learn cross stitch. Once you learn to embroider cross stitch, you can try to use finer fabrics that have more threads to the inch. Continue reading

On the Freexstitchpatterns Blog there is a very nice free cross stitch pattern with a child who holds the American flag. Finished design size: 7.6″ x 6.9″. DMC color used are 20 and the chart is easy to read and fun to stitch.


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How to decorate my living room this year? Artedelricamo after the first and second guide of Free Christmas Tree Cross-stitch patterns propose you other free cross stitch patterns dedicated with a selection of beautiful Christmas trees to embroider on greeting cards, tea placemats and tablecloths.

On the Blog Lesgrillesdethiarlou is available a cross-stitch pattern with a Christmas tree ball.

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Are you looking for Christmas cross stitch patterns? Arte del Ricamo has selected for you the best Santa Claus free cross stitch patterns published by our embroidery friends. The Christmas cross stitch patterns proposed here below are very usefull to do Christmas Tree decorations, to adorn your home or give as gift to your friends.

Here is the Santa Claus cross-stitch pattern useful to decorate your individual tablecloth or the sweet bag and to create a picture.
The free pattern is available on:

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Cross stitch passionate already know that it’s time to start embroidering linens for the home, Christmas gifts and accessories. Artedelricamo offers you the second part of the free Christmas cross-stitch patterns published in the blogs of our friends embroiderers.

On the Blog-mady P2X is available a free Christmas tree cross-stitch patterns with a monocromatic color to use.

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Decorate your house during the Christmas season with accessories and embroidered linen has become a tradiction.  Lists, centers and table linen, embroidered in gold and silver are the protagonists of the kitchen and living room.

Artedelricamo has posted here below a list of the best cross-stitch patterns present in the blogs of our friends embroidered with very simple and stylized christmas trees.

On the Blog-dmc threads there is a border of stylized Christmas trees by the colors red and green and edged with fine gold or silver thread embroidery.

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Are you looking for Christmas cross stitch patterns? Have you chosen to personalize your Christmas tree with cross-stitch projects? Here is a selection of free cross-stitch Christmas patterns.

The stylized Christmas balls to embroider with cross-stitch floss are useful in achieving the multi-colored medallions on aida fabric, in the back of a semi-rigid base of cardboard covered with silk or other satin fabrics and finished with twisted rope.

The pattern is available for free on the Blog Dancingvioletdesigns

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