PLG DIY: Cross-Stitch Sweater

As you might know, I am going through a bit of a cross-stitch/embroidery phase right now, and when I saw this gray sweater on clearance for $6.50 the other day, I knew it would be perfect to embellish with cross stitch since it has a grid-patterned, chunky knit. So I got on Pinterest (of course), where I saw this adorable faux cross stitch sweatshirt, which was the perfect inspiration. Then I scoured the bazillions of cross stitch flowers until I found the perfect pattern – one that is easy to follow, doesn’t have too many colors, and is cuuuuute. I worked on it for just a few evenings, and I love how it turned out!

Cross stitch pattern
Yarn needle

  1. Starting from the inside of the sweater and following the pattern (I just looked at the pattern instead of marking it on the sweater), stitch an X.
  2. Continue stitching Xs and switch colors according to your pattern. I found it helpful to stretch out the sweater and stitches periodically to help it lay flat.  
  3. Put your sweater on and be ready to get lots of compliments on your one-of-a-kind item

Happy stitching!
xo, Sam