30 Impressive Cross-Stitching Projects That Might Inspire You To Take Up This Hobby

Published 3 years ago

If you though cross-stitching is nothing more than your grandma’s favorite pastime, you’re about to change your mind. Turns out that people use this technique to create amazing pieces of art – and only the most impressive ones end up getting shared in the r/CrossStitch subreddit.

The talented cross-stitchers of Reddit are sharing their proudest works in this subreddit, and the amount of hard work that went into them is absolutely impressive. Check out a collection of amazing cross-stitching projects in the gallery below, and if you want more, make sure to read our earlier articles about the sewing and knitting communities!

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#1 My 6 Year Old Has Been Getting In On The Cross Stitch Hype In My House Too. He’s So Proud, He Wants To Show His Progress Off To Everyone!

Image source: Yellow_coffee_mug

#2 1 Year Ago This Saturday I Came Home With An Empty Cat Carrier After Helping To Release My Best Friend From A 2 Year Battle With Terminal Cancer. I Worked On This Piece Through Tears That Week, And Just Got The Frame Back In Time To Hang It In His Memory For The One Year Anniversary

Image source: willowwrenwild

#3 I Lost It At The Glasses

Image source: starryhamster

#4 Today I Ironed My Mega-Cat Project & It’s In The Mail To My Aunt!

Image source: psychkitty

#5 Came Across This On Facebook…it Took Him 20 Years To Finish This Periodic Table Of Elements

Image source: MrsMama991

#6 Schrödinger’s Cat Glow In The Dark Is Finished!

Image source: crossstitchwizard

#7 Literally Took Blood And Tears, But I Am Very Proud Of My First Project

Image source: Derpazor1

#8 Day 5 Of Quarantine, I’ve Run Out Of Fabric And Have Had To Resort To Cross Stitching This Old Strainer. Turned Out Pretty Good I Think!

Image source: Skittle_kittle

#9 Finally Got Around To Finishing This One!

Image source: lysscakes1930

#10 Done And Dusted Just In Time For My Best Friend’s Birthday! Pattern By Olga Lankevich

Image source: Laas-Yah-Nir

#11 I’m Sure This One Belongs Here

Image source: crazyg0od33

#12 A 2020 Update: Lost The Boyfriend But Kept The Cat. Priorities

Image source: callthewindreddit

#13 Cross Stich On A Wall In Estavayer, Switzerland

Image source: lvcretiae

#14 Over 5,000 Hours And 3+ Years In The Works. My Mother Finally Completed Her Counted Cross-Stitch With 606,875 Stitches

Image source: LaneRandi

#15 I Completed My Ocean Triptych Today!

Image source: SuperquooL

#16 A Few Months Ago I Posted That I Was Cross Stitching My Old Cats For Mums Christmas Present – Cat 2/3 Is Complete! Sadly We Lost This Guy To Old Age While I Was Making This, But The Process Of Stitching Him Was Very Therapeutic. Pattern By Me Using Pixel Stitch

Image source: buttfacedmiscreant11

#17 I Did This For My Boyfriend Who Is A Gynecologist

Image source: Thorbork

#18 I Just Started A New Job Where I (Annie) Sit Between An Ann And An Anna. So I Self-Drafted A Direction Sign

Image source: AnneeDroid

#19 Half Way Down, “Spanish Lace” By Riolis. Stitched 1 Over 1 On Monaco

Image source: milu6ka

#20 Everyone Loves A Good Before & After Backstitching, Right?

Image source: LavastormSW

#21 I’m Terrible At Starting Huge Projects But Never Finishing Them. This One Was The First “Big” Piece I Ever Completed And It Took Four Years! I’m Particularly Proud Of The Shawl

Image source: thespecificnorthwest

#22 My Grandmother’s Senior Portrait!

Image source: thnx4stalkingme

#23 Hi To All! I’m A 27 Yo Cross-Stitcher And I’m Proud To Show You My First Big Completed Project With Backstitch. I Think It’s Still Not Perfect, But I Really Adore My Result. Pattern “Purring On The Roofs” By Cutepatternsbymaria

Image source: Mortis_Aeterna

#24 It Took Me Two And A Half Years! Gamer Nouveau By Gecko Rouge

Image source: twotimezz

#25 Got Back Into Stitching After A Long Break, Finished This Beauty Last Night

Image source: cheeserella

#26 The Day He Proposed

Image source: ManinBlack19

#27 1.5 Years Later And I Am Finished!

Image source: Nowork_morestitching

#28 So I Finished My Summer Stitching Project A Little Early

Image source: StitchinMelissa

#29 My Beautiful Raven Is Finished! Sooo Happy With How This Piece Turned Out. I Hope You Enjoy Looking At It As Much As I Do!

Image source: bisingular

#30 Probably My Most Satisfying “Before And After Backstitching” Example Yet!

Image source: Andromeda321

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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