Issue 15 - The 70s

Retro Cross Stitch | XStitch Issue 15


Cross stitch was rad in the 1970s and now we’re delivering a retro revival.

Regardless of if you were there for the 70s or not, there’s bound to be something that you’ll want to stitch, so slide on over and get some XStitch happening right now, yo.

Since 2017, XStitch Magazine has been setting new standards for cross stitch magazines.

Our themed issues bring together talented designers from around the world,
to give you the best variety in modern cross stitch patterns.

We want you to enjoy stitching, and be proud to share your crafting skills with the world.

Dive into the retro cross stitch zone with this superfly patterns: 

And we’ve got the word on the street for you here: 

  • Counted Thread Society of America Newsletter Issue 2/3
  • Designer Discourse: Climbing Goat Designs
  • The Libidan Lecture
  • Let Lucie Let Loose
  • Tooled Up
  • XStitchers of Instagram: Unorthodox Stitches
  • XStitcher of the Month: Tom Newson
  • Technique Pages
  • Gallery
  • Interactive links to our designers
  • Collaborative YouTube playlist


What format is the magazine?

XStitch is an interactive PDF magazine which can be read using most devices. It contains clickable links to our designers, some of which are affiliate links, as well as links to our collaborative YouTube playlist and other helpful content.

Each chart is offered in two formats – Symbols and Colour Blocks, and Symbols Only – so that you can use the one that works best for you.

Our charts use letters and numbers, rather than symbols, so you can follow them with ease. You can print out pages to follow if you like!

The legend for each pattern tells you the size, how many threads, and a fabric suggestion.

When you buy our digital issues, you will get two versions of the magazine:

  • One with double page spreads for the best reading experience.
  • One with single page spreads that can be used with the Pattern Keeper app. 

Where will I find my downloads?

Your account will have a download section, so please make sure to set up an account.

I have a different question.

If you need answers to other questions, please visit our FAQ page.

We think you'll love these issues too!

Share the love