Months of the year SAL: free 'January' cross stitch chart


17 December 2021
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Download your free 'January' cross stitch chart as part of our 12-month seasonal stitch-a-long (SAL), courtesy of Susan Penny and Willow Fabrics...

Stitch your way through the year with Susan Penny's 12-month stitch-a-long. The SAL is made up of 12 beautiful designs which you can create as single months, or together to form one large, stunning piece of cross stitch, complete with a border. 

If you're planning on making the complete design with all 12 months stitched together, it's a very large piece at nearly one metre long! The border edge will be supplied with part 12 of the SAL and is added at the end around the edge. Be sure to follow the instructions on the PDF and count carefully before you start stitching!

First up is... you guessed it... January! 

You will need

  • 'January' chart (download below)
  • Fabric – 14 count blue aida (15x18cm (6x7in) for individual design, OR 100x20cm (39½x8in) for all 12 months)
  • 24 tapestry needle
  • Stranded cotton colours listed in the key (see PDF)
  • A hoop for individual months or frame for the complete 12 months 

Need stitching supplies? Head to Willow Fabrics.

Download your free 'January' chart

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'January' cross stitch design by Susan Penny

Fancy filling your year with gorgeous cross stitch projects? Silly question! CrossStitcher magazine is packed with designs, ideas and inspiration all year round. Check out the print and digital subscription offers today! Psst! Also makes a great gift for the hobby enthusiasts in your life!

For help getting started, don't miss our handy cross stitch guide for beginners. Be sure to tag @crossstitchermagazine in your creations on social media – we'd love to see them!


Look out for February's cross stitch chart coming to the blog soon... In the meantime, why not get stuck into Durene Jones' garden-themed SAL?!