Beavercreek Adult Take-and-Make: Snowflake Cross Stitch

Welcome to 2024, Crafters!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

This month, we're making this adorable cross stitch snowflake!

Snag your kit here:

Included in your kit:

  • 1 12"x12" piece of Navy aida fabric (14 count)
  • 1 9" round embroidery hoop
  • 2 skeins of white embroidery floss
  • 1 snowflake pattern
  • 1 piece of felt for the backing
  • 1 needle

Not included in your kit:

  • scissors

If you're new to cross stitching, watch this tutorial for some basic instruction:


  1.  I recommend ironing your piece of fabric before starting to get rid of any creases.
  2.  Fold your Aida cloth in half and then in half again.  Unfold it and you should see the center point of the fabric.  I usually mark this center point with the needle. 
  3.  Secure your fabric into the embroidery hoop centering the needle marking the center of the fabric in the hoop.
  4.  From the center of your fabric, count up 50 stitches.  That will be where you'll stitch the very topmost stitch.  Work your way down from there. 
  5.  When you've finished stitching and are ready to finish it, first make sure the design is centered in the hoop.  Then cut the excess fabric around the outside in a circle leaving 1.5-2" all the way around.  Sew around the outside to gather the fabric and then I zigzag from side to side for added stability (see picture and video at the end).                                           
  6. Next, trace around the hoop on the piece of felt and cut it out.  Use a blanket stitch to attach to felt to the back of the fabric.  See the video for more detailed instructions.                 
  7.  Secure the felt to the back of your hoop using the blanket stitch.  Instructions on how to do that are here:
  8. That's it!  I hope you enjoyed this winter project!

-Happy Crafting! -Morgan