Cross-Stitching: People Demonstrate Its Coolness Beyond Expectations - Creativity Bay
May 31, 2023

Cross-Stitching: People Demonstrate Its Coolness Beyond Expectations

It’s never too late to embark on a new hobby, especially now when many of us find ourselves with extra time at home. Why not consider giving cross-stitching a try? It’s a simple and repetitive craft that serves as a perfect pastime, allowing you to divert your attention from daily concerns. And before you dismiss it as a dull pursuit, take a moment to explore these incredible projects that will undoubtedly change your mind!

Enter the realm of r/CrossStitch, a subreddit where skilled stitchers gather to showcase their remarkable creations. Prepare to be amazed as you witness breathtaking landscapes, beloved pop culture icons, and even internet memes brought to life through the art of embroidery. Scroll down to witness their stitched masterpieces and find inspiration that will ignite your own creative journey!

“Came across this on Facebook… it took him 20 years to finish this periodic table of elements”


1 year ago this Saturday I came home with an empty cat carrier after helping to release my best friend from a 2 year battle with terminal cancer. I worked on this piece through tears that week, and just got the frame back in time to hang it in his memory for the one year anniversary.


My 6-year-old has been getting in on the cross stitch hype in my house too. He’s so proud, he wants to show his progress off to everyone!


Schrödinger’s cat glow in the dark is finished!


Today I ironed my mega-cat project & it’s in the mail to my aunt!


Day 5 of quarantine, I’ve run out of fabric and have had to resort to cross-stitching this old strainer. Turned out pretty good I think!


Literally took blood and tears, but I am very proud of my first project


Finally got around to finishing this one!


These Awesome Projects By The Members Of The Subreddit R/CrossStitch Will Prove That Cross-Stitching Is Not A Boring Hobby

Founded in 2010, the community currently has 225K members. Aside from serving as an online collection of its talented members’  impressive works, the forum also hosts discussions, giveaways, and competitions. Last year, Reddit user u/ramintake bagged the Best Project Award with her entry “Quarantine Mood.”

I stitched the representation of the quarantine mood


300 stitches every day should do it

tiktokswithtom via starryhamster

I completed my ocean triptych today!


Over 5,000 hours and 3+ years in the works. My mother finally completed her Counted Cross-stitch with 606,875 stitches.


Done and dusted just in time for my best friend’s birthday! Pattern by Olga Lankevich


Cross stitching on a plane…


A 2020 update: lost the boyfriend but kept the cat. Priorities.


I did this for my boyfriend who is a gynecologist.


My grandmother’s senior portrait!


Halfway down, ‘Spanish lace’ by Riolis. Stitched 1 over 1 on Monaco.


A few months ago I posted that I was cross-stitching my old cats for mum’s Christmas present – cat 2/3 is complete! Sadly we lost this guy to old age while I was making this, but the process of stitching him was very therapeutic. Pattern by me using pixel stitch.


I just started a new job where I (Annie) sit between an Ann and an Anna. So I self-drafted a direction sign


So I finished my summer stitching project a little early


It took me two and a half years! Gamer Nouveau by Gecko Rouge.


I’m terrible at starting huge projects but never finishing them. This one was the first “big” piece I ever completed and it took four years! I’m particularly proud of the shawl.


Social Distancing Romance


Basically, it’s a stitched version of the “This Is Fine” meme which features a dog sitting calmly at a kitchen table as massive flames engulf the room. It originally appeared in one of the six panels of On Fire from KC Green’s “Gunshow” comic. Although u/ramintake is fond of memes in general, she had a deeper reason for choosing to recreate Green’s illustration.

I find it really interesting when things that have existed purely online receive a physical body and become real offline, too. I made the ‘this is fine’ project during the first lockdown in my country, a time when this picture encapsulated the uncertainty of the situation and the sliver of positivity and hope we all tried to hold onto, telling ourselves precisely that it’s fine.

Everyone loves a good before & after backstitching, right?


My beautiful raven is finished! Sooo happy with how this piece turned out. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do!


Update: The day he proposed


Hi to all! I’m a 27 yo cross-stitcher and I’m proud to show you my first big completed project with backstitch. I think it’s still not perfect, but I really adore my result. Pattern “Purring on the roofs” by CutePatternsByMaria


1.5 years later and I am finished!


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