Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262

Step into Christmas with 134 brand-new festive patterns inside Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262. We've filled the issue with bright and colourful cross stitch designs to suit all your stitching needs, including Raymond Briggs' The Snowman!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262

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We’re decking the halls in true stitchy fashion this month in Cross Stitch Crazy, and you’re invited to join us! We’ve put together all you’ll need to finish off your gifts and even fit in a few last-minute cards and presents before the 25th with 134 brand-new cross stitch patterns to create!

Order your copy here and dive into our December issue in our project gallery below.


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Enter our latest cross stitch competitions – we’re giving away over £1,130 with Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262

Become the master of French knots with our easy-to-follow guide!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 covergift elf gift tags

Stitch and make 8 elf gift tags by Cheryl McKinnon using the full cross stitch kit that comes with each print copy of Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262.

And follow our quick how-to for putting your tags together here!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 The Snowman scene

Recreate the magic of Raymond Briggs’ classic tale, The Snowman, when you stitch this wonderful winter scene.

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 American sampler motifs banner

Adorn your home and gifts with these primitive-style American sampler motifs this Christmas!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 Christmas dinosaur cards and tags

Share some laughs this Christmas when you stitch and send these pun-filled dinosaur cards and tags by Emma Congdon (AKA Stitchrovia).

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 holiday cards

Celebrate the festive season with these bright and beautiful appliqué-style holiday cards by Durene Jones!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 Nordic snow queen portrait

Meet this striking Nordic snow queen and travel to a faraway winter wonderland!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 folk art style woodland animal alphabet

Fill your home with whimsical charm when you stitch Cheryl McKinnon’s folk-art-style woodland animal letters and numbers.

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 bottle aprons

Dress up a bottle of bubbly or wine to give as a gift when you stitch and make these vintage-style aprons by Fiona Baker!

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 Christmas teddy bear hoops

Follow Lucie Heaton’s sweet teddies on their busy bear adventures with these four adorable hoops.

Cross Stitch Crazy issue 262 3D Scandi gnome cones

Have fun making these Scandi-style 3D gnomes to use as decorations, gift wrappings and more!

What else is inside this issue of Crazy?
Discover the concept of wabi-sabi and how to apply it to cross stitch
Find out how stitcher Yvette Cendes combined cross stitch with her astronomy PhD paper
Stitch a set of roar-some Christmas tiger patterns!
Tuck into our quick-stitch gingerbread patterns
Enter to win with over £1,130 in stitchy prizes to win!
Stitch 70s heart-throb David Cassidy
Discover the latest stitchy buys, gossip and more
Take a break with our fun prize puzzles

Where can I buy Cross Stitch Crazy?

Copies of Crazy can be found in all good newsagents and supermarkets, or you can order a copy here. If you’re outside the UK (or just can’t wait to get your copy), download the digital version of Crazy and start stitching these fab charts today! Get the Cross Stitch Crazy app via iTunes here and Google Play here.