Add that extra special touch of personalisation your Christmas cards and gifts this year with Jenny Van De Wiele's amazing festive cross stitch alphabet. Create cards, mount on card or simply leave in the hoop, these sweet designs will be sure to put a smile on your loved one's face. There’s something so thoughtful about stitching a personalised design for someone special, and we think Christmas is the right time to try it if you’ve never done it before! Jenny Van De Wiele has created this pretty winter monogram alphabet, which will certainly come in really handy this festive season - and for winter birthdays and anniversaries too. Combining iconic Christmas holly and berry motifs with a minimal festive colour palette complimented by cool teal, this is an elegant and versatile ABC that’s also easy to stitch with just a bit of know-how.


Jenny has designed two simple circular borders that fit every letter inside, so you can mix and match them easily for your friends and family. Make cards and tiny gifts to treasure with these quick-stitch designs in whole cross stitch, fractionals, and backstitch. You could even use thread colours from your own stash if you wanted to - or try an iridescent Aida for extra sparkle.

This design was created by Jenny Van De Wiele and was first published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 287.

Cross stitch Christmas alphabet fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx. 8-10 hours each
  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch
  • Ease of Stitching - Advanced beginner

What you'll need for the cross stitch Christmas alphabet:

  • Zweigart* 14-count white Aida measuring 30x25cm (11¾x9¾in) for the canvas, 23x23cm (9x9in) for the hoop, and 20x20cm (7¾x7¾in) for the card
  • Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • 5-inch wooden embroidery hoop
  • Scalloped-edge single-fold card, stretched canvas measuring 16x12cm (6¼x4¾in), and ribbon of your choice

Cross stitch Christmas alphabet pattern

Click the link to download the free cross stitch Christmas alphabet pattern. The download is an A4 PDF containing an alphabet, and the holly and berries motif.

cross stitch alphabet


If you loved the cross stitch Christmas alphabet design and want to get stuck into more festive cross stitch, try these amazing 150 cross stitch patterns, you'll find something to suit all abilities. Want some other Christmas makes, try these adorable gnome cross stitch bookmarks. If you are thinking of getting your stitch-mad friends a gift this Christmas, get them one of these beautiful modern cross stitch kits, or the amazing Christmas cross stitch kits, which make excellent stocking stuffers! If you are new to cross stitch and Gathered, we have plenty of free cross stitch patterns to get you started.

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