The World of Cross Stitching magazine – latest issues

Get stitching with issue 302 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine! Take a look at what's inside and catch up on our most recent issues

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The all-new Xmas 2020 issue of The World of Cross Stitching is packed with 108 gorgeous patterns. You’ll find issue 302 in shops in the UK from 3 December 2020 or you can buy your copy today from our online store here.

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Scroll down to discover some of the great projects in this month’s mag.

You’ll love our cover star – a beautiful fairy perched on a holly branch.

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Cosy up in an armchair with a mesmerising northern lights scene by Amanda Butler.

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Create an easy shabby-chic cushion using Heather Nugent’s pretty patchwork-style motifs.

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See in the New Year in style with our fireworks ABC set or the sparkling champagne celebration design.

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Bold hares and colourful winter blooms create a striking scene, by Kay Widdowson.

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Your exclusive gift: an adorable Forever Friends card kit.

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There’s lots more patterns to enjoy as well as prizes to win, the latest stitchy news and expert advice. Click here to grab your copy now!

Catch up with our latest issues

Missed our recent magazines or looking to find a project you’ve seen online? We’ve put together this library of our most recent issues so you can find the one you need!

Issue 301 (Xmas 2020)

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  • Cosy up with the adorable Country Companions duo, Ed and Edwina Hedgehog in this sweet scene.
  • Start the festivities early with Lucie Heaton’s Scandi-inspired design to make a personalised Christmas Eve box filled with gifts.
  • Try stitching on navy aida in Jenny Van De Wiele’s wintry design featuring two cardinals, framed in a hoop for a quick statement finish.
  • Stretch your skills with this nostalgic lamp post pattern from Fiona Baker featuring beads, sequins, blended stitches and Algerian eyes!
  • Make visitors smile as they’re greeted by Maria Diaz’s Tomte doorstop. We show you how to make this 3D guardian for your home.
  • Your exclusive gift is this pretty angel Christmas tree hanging – find everything you need to make this 3D decoration in your kit!
  • Available in our online store

Issue 300 (December 2020)

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  • Meet our cover star – it’s the return of The Snowman and James! You’ll love this classic character stitch.
  • Create stylish home décor with this celestial stag hoop, designed by Fiona Baker.
  • Fall in love with Lesley Teare’s adorable festive teddy bear.
  • Celebrate the joy of friendship at Christmas-time with Siobhan Harrison’s 50’s-style scene.
  • Capture the magic of the season with Amanda Butler’s showstopper Santa’s Express train.
  • Unfortunately, the physical back issue is now out of stock but the digital edition is available via our Apple and Android apps.

Issue 299 (November 2020)

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  • Stitch a jolly Santa with his forest friends by Jenny Barton.
  • Make Durene Jones’ super-simple Advent calendar to use year after year.
  • Enjoy Helz Cuppleditch’s stunning fairy, complete with sequins and beads.
  • Create a sparkly festive sampler using new DMC Grandé thread for a 3D effect.
  • Try creating a biscobourse by Faby Reilly – it’s a fun way to display your Christmas treats.
  • Find non-seasonal designs to stitch, too – watercolour poppies, cosy Design Library motifs and a make-your-own board game.
  • Available in our online store

Issue 298 (October 2020)

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  • Enjoy this nostalgic scene from All Our Yesterday’s designer, Faye Whittaker.
  • Get stuck into Carol Thornton’s wonderful landscape featuring two adorable badgers.
  • Make Rhona Norrie’s set of Halloween mug cosies to keep your brew warm.
  • Capture the playful nature of squirrels in Kay Widdowson’s sweet design.
  • Create a handy set of eco-friendly pot holders with Sosae and Dennis Caetano’s Kawaii-style project.
  • Discover 37 motifs for men in our Design Library by Durene Jones.
  • Available in our online store

Issue 297 (September 2020)

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  • Be enchanted by Anne Stokes’ fair maiden and unicorn.
  • Create a whimsical dreamcatcher hanging by Amanda Butler.
  • Commemorate the anniversary of the Mayflower ship’s historic voyage.
  • Stitch Ian Hallows’ adorable bear and sunflowers.
  • Enjoy Jenny Van De Wiele’s colourful allotment sampler.
  • Choose from six new home card designs from Durene Jones.
  • Unfortunately, the physical back issue is now out of stock but the digital edition is available via our Apple and Android apps.

Issue 296 (August 2020)

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  • Send a hug in stitches with the cuddly Forever Friends bear.
  • Try Fiona Baker’s blackwork jellyfish for a soothing stitch.
  • Make a set of Jane Henderson’s handy pot holders for the kitchen.
  • Enjoy the intricate details of Maria Diaz’s striking samurai.
  • Snuggle up with Durene Jones’ floral hedgehog cushion.
  • Celebrate a milestone birthday with our versatile cards.
  • Unfortunately, the physical back issue is now out of stock but the digital edition is available via our Apple and Android apps.

Issue 295 (July 2020)

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  • Add a splash of colour to a room with a tropical toucan.
  • Stitch a traditional sampler of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace.
  • Transport yourself back to dreamy traditional Japan with a gorgeous geisha.
  • Welcome a new baby into the world with a sweet teddy bear birth sampler.
  • Dine alfresco in style with a set of exotic floral roll-up placemats.
  • Get the party started with a set of six carnival-themed cards.
  • Create a serene space in your home with a bright and positive hanging.
  • Available in our online store