29 of my favorite cross-stitch pieces (and the patterns for them!)

In January I started cross-stitching. In February I decided I would learn how to design my own cross-stitch patterns as well. In the months since then I have taken on all kinds of projects. Some have been for friends and the public and some I’ve just kept for myself.

I started what I called the Rad Women in Cross-stitch Form Project and then just kept going.

I have learned two things: One, cross-stitching is really great for management of my anxiety. I can focus my mind on a piece when it wants to go down a road that leads to self-doubt. Having this focus is wonderful. Two, I love cross-stitching and should have started it sooner. I have put off doing too many things for fear of what other might think. Doing this is a harmful way to live a life.

Here’s a collection of some of my favourite pieces, and the patterns I made for them so that you can try them out too if you want!

Mr. Rogers

(pattern)

Hermione and RGB

(Hermione and RBG)

Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

(pattern)

The Golden Girls

(Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, Sophia)

Finn, Rey, and BB8

(pattern)

Captain Picard

(pattern)

Tess Holliday

(pattern)

The Eleventh Doctor

(pattern)

The Thirteenth Doctor

(pattern)

rupi kaur

(pattern)

Janelle Monáe

(pattern)

Maya Angelou

(pattern)

Thelma and Louise

(pattern)

Anne of Green Gables

(pattern)

Ms. Marvel

(pattern)

Captain Marvel

(pattern)

Jack Layton

(pattern)

Naomi Wadler

(pattern)

Billie Jean King

(pattern)

Dottie

(pattern)

Tegan and Sara

(pattern)

Jessica Jones

(pattern)

Liz Plank

(pattern)

Katniss Everdeen

(pattern)

Michelle Obama

(pattern)

Agent Scully

(pattern)

Meg Masters

(pattern)

Luna Lovegood(s)

(Spectrespecs, Lion, Wedding dress)

The Avett Brothers

(pattern)