Issue 21 - Tropical

Tropical Cross Stitch | XStitch Issue 21

Endless summers are yours with Issue 21 of XStitch. Tropical cross stitch patterns from our international family of designers will transport you to warm beaches and tiki bars with luxury cocktails.

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Calling all cross-stitchers with a thirst for tropical adventure!

Prepare to embark on a stitching journey like no other with XStitch Magazine’s Tropical Issue!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant magic of the tropics as we unveil 15 tantalizing designs inspired by juicy fruits, sun-kissed islands, exotic tiki motifs, and captivating tropical birds.

No more mundane patterns — let your needle dance to the rhythm of endless summers, no matter the season.

At XStitch, we work with more talented designers than any other magazine to give you the best variety in modern cross stitch.

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

The designers sharing their tropical tales with you are:

And we’ve got some great beach reads as well!

  • Artist Profile: Raquel Rodrigo
  • Designer Discourse: MiloMiniByXenia
  • Book Review: Cross Stitch For The Heart by Emma Congdon
  • The Libidan Lecture
  • Let Lucie Let Loose
  • Tooled Up
  • XStitchers of Instagram: Hoops & Crosses
  • XStitcher of the Month: Natasha Joyner
  • Technique Pages
  • Gallery
  • Charts in two formats for ease of use
  • Interactive links to our designers
  • Collaborative YouTube playlist

Quick shout-out to our advertisers, who we have picked because we think you’ll appreciate them.

Hit the links to get their products:

Zweigart – the OG of Cross Stitch Fabric Makers (they literally invented aida!).

Lowery Workstands – the only stand you’ll ever need to hold your work.

Fabric Flair – the Kings of Custom Cross Stitch Fabric.

Maydel – one of the easiest places to get your threads!

And don’t forget to visit MrXStitch for the best in modern needlework,
and listen to NeedleXChange, your new favourite art podcast!


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. 

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