Cross stitch embroidery is making a comeback among modern makers and crafters. Are you curious about counted cross-stitch embroidery, too?
Check out these fantastic at-home cross stitching kits with all the tools and supplies you need to get started. These kits include high-quality needles, easy-to-read patterns, and all the colorful embroidery floss you’ll need to make a gorgeous project.
What is Counted Cross Stitch?
Cross stitch is one of the easiest forms of hand embroidery to learn. Cross stitch embroidery is done by making X-shaped stitches on woven fabric like Aida or linen.
Cross stitch projects often come as kits, with a pattern, fabric, and all the thread you’ll need to complete the project.
Teach Yourself Cross Stitch Embroidery
Are you interested in starting a cross-stitch project, but not quite sure where to begin? If you’ve never embroidered before, you may be overwhelmed trying to figure out what supplies and fabric you’ll need to buy.
If so, keep reading. I’ve gathered up ten of my very favorite modern cross-stitch kits that will help you learn how to do cross-stitch embroidery in no time.
The kits I’ve listed below are definitely beginner-friendly: they include easy-to-understand patterns and all of the required materials.
As a bonus, either the kits themselves or the final project would make great gifts for friends and family.
What to Look for in a Cross Stitch Kit
A good cross stitch kit will include all the materials necessary to complete a finished project.
At a minimum, a kit will have:
One or more needles.
Embroidery floss in the colors required to make the project
Easy to follow pattern/chart with clear instructions. Tutorial videos are a nice bonus
Woven fabric, like Aida. Sometimes the fabric is pre-printed with the pattern outlines.
An embroidery hoop or frame.
Some kits may include extra items, like scissors, stitch markers, or a project tote bag.
The Best Modern Cross Stitch Kits
If you've ever wanted to learn counted cross stitch embroidery, try picking up one of these kits.
This hanging plant modern embroidery starter kit is even easier for beginners, because the cross stitch fabric comes pre-printed with the design. That way, you won't need to count the little squares, or worry about losing your place.
The kit comes with all the tools you need to embroider.
-1pc bamboo embroidery hoop
-1pc embroidery cloth with a pattern pre-printed on it
This is a great beginner kit for color lovers! If you are ready for a bit of challenge, try this gorgeous design with lots of colors and a bold message.
This kit includes fully illustrated directions for your cross-stitch as well as for finishing your work, plus ALL necessary supplies.
This pattern also includes the materials you'll need to finish your cross-stitch in a frame or embroidery hoop for a cute wall hanging. This pattern will look beautiful displayed in the 5" hoop provided in your kit.
Declare your love for Taco Tuesday with the fun cross stitch design. This counted cross stitch kit contains all of the supplies you'll need to get started. It uses two types of stitches: full cross stitch and back stitch.
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