Christmas is a huge event in the States as much as it is here in the UK, and we love to fill our homes with whimsical decorations to celebrate the joy of the season! It’s a time for family, fun and laughter, which is reflected in the bright colours used here, even for the more traditional motifs.You can add some American holiday style to your own celebrations with this collection of 40 American Christmas cross stitch charts from Ursula Michael.
The way to a child’s heart at Christmas time is with a cute character stitched onto their stocking. Ask your little angel which friendly face they like best in our 40 Christmas cross stitch charts, and surprise them on Christmas Eve with your handiwork. If you adore sparkle but can’t get on with metallic threads, work the Christmas cross stitch charts on iridescent aida instead, or mount them in cards with a glittery finish. Aida band is so versatile – perfect for decorating jars, tins, candles, boxes and bottles, or for making bookmarks, ribbons and miniature banners. Why not stitch the ‘Noel’ letters from th American Christmas cross stitch charts download in a row on a piece of aida band, and try using it in one of these ways?
American friends will love these cheery Christmas cross stitch charts, so why not stitch them a gift from our collection? Or, if you yourself are American and living abroad, perhaps you could stitch a few motifs to remind yourself of home…
If you’re looking for craft ideas for young crafters, you might also like our guide to the best Christmas Crafts for Kids.
Download the American Christmas cross stitch charts
Click to download the American Christmas cross stitch charts. The download in an A4 PDF with 4 pages containing 40 Christmas cross stitch patterns and key.
If you need a refresher on the basics of working cross stitch, check out our Cross stitch for beginners article.
Gift ideas with the Christmas cross stitch charts
Patch this snowflake-scattered song lyric onto a soft, fleecy scarf. It looks so warm and snuggly, you’ll probably want to decorate some matching gloves and a hat, too!
Complement sweet treats and homemade cookies with our striking ‘Noel’ design – worked in just three colours, it’s a quick and easy way to decorate bags and gift tags
Two stripey candy canes create this charming heart-shaped motif , which we’ve turned into a padded ornament for the Christmas tree, hung with glittering gold thread. Check out our How to make Christmas cross stitch ornaments to see how it is done.
The Twelve Days of Christmas is a favourite festive tune, and you’ll love singing along as you stitch this design.
The smell of gingerbread baking in the oven fills us with joy at any time of year, so why not stitch this cheerful character as a cute picture to hang in your kitchen?
Use bauble plant pokes stitched on plastic canvas to jolly up a table decoration, or as pretty gift tags when giving house plants as presents.
This card sums up the season in one word, and you can spread the message by stitching it for all your friends! Take at a look at our How to mount cross stitch in a triple fold card to see how to add your stitching to an aperture card like this one.
By suspending this plastic canvas motif in the aperture of the card, it can be reused next year as a decoration!
More Christmas cross stitch charts
There are plenty more designs to enjoy on Gathered. Take a look at these Christmas cross stitch patterns for a great choice of designs for the holidays! You can also enjoy our snowman Christmas tree cross stitch pattern, also by Ursula Michael. Try our cross stitch Nativity scene with a difference, or the Christmas cross stitch sampler cushion.