Types of Cross Stitch Patterns I Prefer and Ones I Avoid
Posted by Tracey Kramer on 20th Jan 2022
These are some of
the things I like or am personally attracted to when it comes
to cross stitch patterns, and there may be things different
from what you like; however, everyone has different tastes, so
there is no right or wrong answer. As
a long-time stitcher, I am definitely attracted to cross
stitch patterns that have the following attributes:
- Easy to
grid sizes that make
reading the symbols easier
patterns with color
combinations I think go well together
subject matters without the
“cutesy cartoonish” factor
patterns that could pass
as a photograph when finished.
- I enjoy stitching beautiful landscape scenery, flowers, pastoral scenes and beautiful people.
The patterns I avoid stitching or try to stay away from are as follows:
- Patterns that require a lot of French knots – To this day, I have not perfected making French knots, and when I do make them, the task is daunting, especially if there are a lot of them to make.
Hard to Read Patterns which can be of poor quality or they have been misinterpreted from a foreign language to English incorrectly.
Small grid patterns which make symbols hard to read.
Subversive Patterns (i.e. patterns that use profanity and vulgar language)
Blended Color Patterns. I tend to shy away from blended color patterns because it will take me twice as long to stitch such a pattern due to having to take time to match up colors before stitching. In fact, if I know a pattern has blended colors ahead of time, I most definitely will forego purchasing it to save myself the headache. You can get the same effect of blended color pattern by simply choosing the same pattern if it has a lot more colors than the one that is blended. It will produce the same effect.