ABC: Free Alphabet-Inspired Cross Stitch Patterns

Illustration of stitched letters

Illustration: The Spruce / Danie Drankwalter

Sometimes you just can't seem to find the right words to go with your cross stitch project. Lucky for you, we have searched the internet for some of the best free alphabet cross stitch patterns. You can use these patterns to customize your project or a kit that you are working on. Do you have a favorite saying or quote? Why not use one of these specific patterns to get your point across. 

These patterns are provided free by various cross stitch websites. If you have a question about the pattern, contact the person in charge of the website. Remember that the patterns may be copyright protected, so please respect the terms of use for the free cross stitch patterns.

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    Block Letter Alphabet

    Yarn Tree is a long-standing company that not only offers up wonderful products but also great tutorials, free patterns, and solid advice. They also have a great message board in which you will get replies in record time. Check out their nine-stitch-tall cross stitch alphabet for your next project. 

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    Bluebird and Hummingbird Alphabet

    Do you have a bird lover in your life? Why not stitch up their name with this cute bluebird and hummingbird alphabet pattern from Jenny Rasmussen. Don't miss the Bluebird Name Chart Generator as well. It takes all of the guess work out for you. 

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    Fancy Alphabet

    Looking for something a bit more classic for your next stitching project? Why not try these large and in charge alphabet patterns? Thirteen-stitch-tall cross stitch alphabet similar to an Old English font, but easier to read from

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    Free Caption Maker

    If you are looking for a simple alphabet that takes little to no time to stitch up then check out the free caption maker from This alphabet is great for beginners. You can chart your own text with this caption maker trial from

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    Old English Alphabet

    Looking for the perfect font for your lord or lady? Why not try this large Old English alphabet with upper and lowercase letters. (A link to the numbers is on the page.) Use this font for monogramming clothes, towels, and other household items. Do you have Renfest fans in your life? This is the perfect pattern to embellish their tunic. 

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    Patriotic Alphabet

    Show your patriotic spirit with this free red-white-and-blue alphabet from Robin's Nest Designs. If you are stumped for ideas, they have you covered there too with great inspiration and projects. 

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    Seasons Alphabet

     Tink Boord-Dill shares their alphabet for the different seasons. These would be beautiful paired with stitching for each season. Create one big project or several for different holidays. 

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    Times Roman Alphabet

    Sometimes you just need a basic simple font. This cross stitch alphabet based on the classic Times Roman font is perfect for the project that still wants to make a statement but doesn't need all the bells and whistles that go with. 

ABC, Easy as 123

There are so many ways to express what you want to say. You can go fancy and upscale or subtle and low key. It is completely up to you. You can customize a purchased pattern and kit or make up your own design. Don't be afraid to try something new. It is as easy as ABC!