Hi friends! We’re gearing up for our 12 Days of Stitchy Ornaments and so I thought it would be a great time to do a beginner cross stitch video series. That way everyone can join in the fun! I’m breaking it into a few parts, so today we’re going over some of my favorite supplies.

In this video, I used 14-count white Aida with two strands of DMC floss. But you can substitute in any fabric and floss you prefer.

Download the JOY Stitchy Ornament PDF pattern here!

Watch my Easy Beginner Cross Stitch Tutorial Part 1 video here!

Materials Shown in the video:

Stay tuned next week for Part 2!


  1. Erica I am trying to contact you my daughter purchased me the 12 days of stitchy ornaments from the fat quarter shop. When she printed it for me the symbols and chart are were hard to see. I have been stitching over 35 yrs and I use a dazor lamp when stitching on linen but never have problems with charts. I would like to fwd u a copy of my chart and see if u could mail me a better copy. I love them and would love to stitch them

    Pat Matejcek

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