Scare up some fun decorations with these free Halloween counted cross stitch patterns available on-line. Get started now and you can finish before Halloween.
Have A Spooky Halloween: This cute design would look great on either black or white fabric. Frame it to hang on a wall or use it as the centerpiece to a Halloween wreath. The design measures 95w by 70h and is easy enough for beginners. Find it at http://crossstitch.about.com/b/2008/08/18/free-have-a-spooky-halloween-cross-stitch-pattern.htm.
Happy Halloween: This simple saying really says it all! The link takes you to the outline version where the possibilities are endless. You could fill it in, leave it in an outline or combine some of the other pattern suggestions here for a really cute decorations. Click http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Happy-Halloween-Saying/freecrossstitchpatternhweenbst.htm to find the pattern.
Skeleton: The Hobby Loco site has a couple of cute patterns, again easy and perfect for beginners. The skeleton is unusual and there aren’t many like it on the web. Pair a couple of these with the Happy Halloween saying above for a one of a kind piece of needlework. The skeleton is at http://hobbyloco.com/needle/skeletonbw.gif. This is best stitched on black with white floss.
Spider: Again from the Hobby Loco site, this spider would be cute mixed in with the Happy Halloween and skeletons. Easy, easy, easy to complete. Only one color. The spider is at http://hobbyloco.com/needle/spiderb.gif. Use white cloth and stitch in black for the best effect.
Boootiful Bookmark: Make up this adorable bookmark and pair with a thriller novel for a great gift idea. The ghost and jack-o-lantern design would look great on either white or black fabric. The pattern can be found at http://www.moonlightinspirations.com/halloween-bookmark.pdf on the Moonlight Inspirations website.
Jack-O-Lantern: This pattern is a perfect place for kids to start. Two colors, not a difficult chart and something they can be proud of. The pattern is found at http://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/images/cx-jack2.gif. Just print and stitch. Make individual ornaments of this, the spider and skeleton for a cute decoration. Frame them in round frames, glue frames onto a wide section of orange or black ribbon and hang on a door.
Squirrel on a Broom: Although this is a more time consuming pattern, it would be a great addition to any Halloween decor. The squirrel is dressed up like a witch riding a broom. There is a cute jack-o-lantern border. Click http://www.janbrett.com/cross_stitch/halloween_cross_stitch.htm to access the pattern.
Graveyard Ghost: What is scarier than ghosts in a graveyard. This adorable pattern is easy to make in a day or two. Find it at http://www.freepatternsonline.com/xscharts/page/halloween5.htm. Royal blue fabric would be a nice change to black or white.
Happy Halloween with Jack-O-Lantern: This pattern is available at the Stitch Alley website. The link http://stitchalley.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=97 will take you to the page where you much check out. This is a free pattern but you must act like you are checking out. It is a cute pattern more for moderate to advanced cross-stitchers.
Halloween Menageries: The Cross Stitchers club is a club free to join to access amazing Halloween designs that are easily downloaded. Visit http://cross-stitchers-club.com/rechercher?recherche=halloween for more information. These designs are for the more advanced cross stitch enthusiast. There are four really cute patterns: The castle and the witch, Scary!, Ghost and witch, and The happy phantom from which to choose.
Whatever cross stitch designs you choose to make for Halloween decorations or gifts, they will be fun. Use your imagination to create one of a kind pieces from the suggested patterns offered here. Happy Stitching!