Issue 21 - Tropical

Tropical Cross Stitch | XStitch Issue 21


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.

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.

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


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