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In the old days there was nothing and often solo Cross Stitchers wandered for months wondering if they were the only ones of deviantART that stitched. Then one day the founders met each other and from there it seemed Stitchers were popping up all over the place and they thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a community? So, from that thought, Stitching Pirates was born and we look forward to providing you with the best community possible. Don't be afraid to ask questions, provide feedback! Without the people a community just wouldn't be what it is.

Why Stitching Pirates?

The name Stitching Pirates grew from the key pirate concepts that X always marks the spot and maps lead to something wonderful. The same applies to Cross Stitch and plus pirates are just awesome. Yargh!

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Welcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.

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I don't know about you but I love Christmas and at this time of year many people make and share festive embroideries, sometimes it's hard to keep up with what's on offer so I decided to make a compilation of what I've found so far - if you find something not on the list feel free to share! I Feel it's important to direct traffic to the sites and so I don't link directly to the patterns but to the page the pattern is linked from.

In some cases not all the patterns you see are Christmas related, but there will always be some :)

Remember that not all patterns are permanently free - some are limited time only so some links might end up on a "page not found" if you click them too late.

Available till 2 pm UK time (that's 9 am EST) Monday 15th December:
CrossStitcher Magazine 12 days of Christmas day 1
Cross Stitch Collection 12 days of Christmas day 1

Not time limited:
Cross Stitch Collection Christmas cards
Cross Stitch Collection Quick Crhistmas stitches
Create and Decorate Christmas Village cross stitch
Brooks Books
Stoney Creek (see the box for pattern of the month and the Christmas banner on the home pate - this are NOT downloadable but are sent by mail)
Heaven and Earth Designs

Lesley Teare Lots of lovely freebies between other blog posts
The Cricket Collection: peppermint kiss (also click "what's new"and scroll down for a complimentary alphabet)
Ellen Maurer-Stroh
Whispered by the wind
Drawn thread
My big toe designs
Designs by Kathy
Glory bee stitch (check under the tree image for more designs)
Teresa Wentzler
Lizzie Kate (mostly border patterns)
Carrie Luhmann Pieniozek
Blue ribbon designs

Shops/producers (you may need to sign up to be able to download patterns):
Swirly snow on 123 stitch
DMC Winter holidays
DMC Ornaments
Weeks Dye Works
Rainbow Gallery

Blogs/sites in general:
Deathly Hallows Ornament
The Little Stitcher Freebies
Happiness Is Crossstitching (not just cross stitch but also tags and other lovely things)
Cyber Stitchers
Nuts about needlepoint
Nordic Needle

No Christmas chart here but a new years one:
Susan Greening Davis

Not cross stitch but who doesn't love a bit of blackwork now and then:
Black work Journey

Of course here on dA we also have a bunch of freebies you can find them all here But I have included a selection below:

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Oogie Boogie by Makibird-StitchingJack Skellington by Makibird-StitchingNintendo xmas xstitch pattern by NurseTab  7 Swans A Swimming by NevaSirenda2013 Christmas Ornament by NevaSirenda
Christmas Tree by carand88Christmas Star 1 by eveningemmaAngel of Peace by NevaSirendaChristmas White Dragon by carand88Christmas White Harp Dragon by carand88

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sintel16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for inviting me to your group :)
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course, we're happy to have you :ahoy: There's a contest going on right now for the holidays if you want to slip an entry in!
Sieora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for adding me 
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course, mate! :ahoy:
jennyh96 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my works to your gallery :D :D :D
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