With intertwined stems and prettiest petals in sunburst shades, this abc has got to be one of the loveliest we’ve seen. And we hope you’ll feel the same as you watch your work blooming into radiant life with every stitch. Thanks to the pretty shades and elegant styling, we think this would make the Mother’s Day cross stitch gift. Stitch her name on a fabric purse, create a card with her initial, or spell out ‘Mum’ on a piece of aida and place in a padded frame for her to use as a jewellery tidy. Simply choose a piece of fabric larger than your frame, add a piece of wadding behind, and position your stitching at the top. Then just wait for the sunny smile. This design was originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 200.


About the cross stitch abc

  • Stitches Whole cross stitch, Backstitch, French knots
  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Fabric Zweigart 14-count aida measuring 18x28cm (7x11in).
  • Extras Frame with minimum aperture of 18x18cm (7x7in). Backing fabric
mothers day cross stitch detail

Download the cross stitch abc

Click to download the cross stitch abc.

The download is an A4 PDF with 3 pages, with 26 cross stitch abc charts for every letter of an alphabet and an accompanying key.

cross stitch abc square

More Mother's Day cross stitch

We have more Mother's Day cross stitch designs for you right here on Gathered! How about these cute cross stitch patterns for cards or cat cross stitch patterns which are perfect format lovers. We think our bee cross stitch pattern or butterfly cross stitch patterns to make a perfect card for wildlife loving mums, or stitch her one of our lavender cross stitch patterns, or cross stitch flower patterns. This lovely floral love cross stitch pattern would also make brilliant Mother's Day cross stitch. If you think she'd like to try some cross stitch herself, why not choose her one from our pick of the best modern cross stitch kits to buy?


susan bates cross stitch
Susan BatesCross Stitch Designer

Susan Bates creates cross stitch and needlepoint designs for UK craft magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy and Cross Stitcher. Her work is also featured in Turkish publication Kanavice and she has 7 cross stitch books published in Turkey by Tuva Publishing. Susan has created stamp and embossing folder designs for cover gifts with Papercraft Inspirations magazine. You can also purchase her charts as PDFs from her Etsy store CrossStitchSuzie. She is based in Brighton.

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