Cross Stitch Instructions


Use these instructions and a ‘Make Your Own Cross Stitch’ kit from Under the Rowan Trees to create a fantastic and unique gift. You can choose from a key-ring, necklace, brooch or Christmas tree decoration.

Pack Contents

    • Wooden shapeCross Stitch ThreadCross Stitch Kit


    • Key-ring /necklace /brooch /ribbon


    • Cross stitch thread


    • Tapestry needle


  • Felt backing

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pattern from this page or your own design


  1. Once you have decided on your design, thread your needle with your chosen colour. You can either tie a knot in the end or if you want to keep the back of your cross stitch neat and flat, hold the end of the thread under your finger.
  2. Choose where you wish to start. Your design will be neater if you work across your pattern rather than jumping around.
  3. Insert your needle through one of the holes and pull the thread almost all of the way through. Put the needle back down through a hole diagonally opposite. Bring the needle back up through another hole and back down again diagonally to create an ‘X’.
  4. Keep doing this until you have completed your design.
  5. To finish, you can either tie a knot in the end of your work or glue down both of your ends carefully so that they don’t come undone.
  6. Carefully cut your piece of felt to the right shape and glue it onto the back of your cross stitch to hide your working.
  7. Thread your necklace or ribbon if required.
  8. Ta da!

Once you have finished we would love to see your finished work on Pinterest here or on Instagram using #undertherowantreeskits