30 Impressive Cross-Stitching Projects That Might Inspire You To Take Up This Hobby
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!
#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
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#4 Today I Ironed My Mega-Cat Project & It’s In The Mail To My Aunt!
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#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!
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#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
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#12 A 2020 Update: Lost The Boyfriend But Kept The Cat. Priorities
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#13 Cross Stich On A Wall In Estavayer, Switzerland
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#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
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#17 I Did This For My Boyfriend Who Is A Gynecologist
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#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
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#20 Everyone Loves A Good Before & After Backstitching, Right?
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#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
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#22 My Grandmother’s Senior Portrait!
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#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
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#25 Got Back Into Stitching After A Long Break, Finished This Beauty Last Night
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#26 The Day He Proposed
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#27 1.5 Years Later And I Am Finished!
Image source: Nowork_morestitching
#28 So I Finished My Summer Stitching Project A Little Early
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#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!
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#30 Probably My Most Satisfying “Before And After Backstitching” Example Yet!
Image source: Andromeda321