Lately I’ve been noticing that there seems to be a trend towards combining crochet with needle-and-thread crafts including cross-stitch and embroidery. I’m digging this multi-craftual, mixed media trend and wanted to highlight it. Today I’ll share 20 examples of crochet items that incorporate cross-stitch or one of the other similar needle crafts. (Not sure what the difference is between cross-stitch, embroidery and needlepoint? Learn here.)
1. Crochet Embroidery Peacock
I love this crochet-edged embroidery peacock sold over on Ruby Lane
2. Surface Embroidery
“The Bunny Bib uses intarsia with surface embroidery, ” says crafter Jodie who previously shared her story with us about crocheting through chronic fatigue.
3. Embroidered Crochet Slippers
The Zen of Making has a free crochet tutorial that shows how to use yarn to embroider on crocheted items.
4. RSS Crochet + Cross Stitch Pillow
5. Crochet-Edged Embroidery Art
See my full profile on artist Blanka Amenzkua to learn more about this work.
6. Cross Stitch on Crochet Pillow
When Just Jen made this cross-stitch / crochet pillow, she said, “The space between the stitches makes a natural grid perfectly suited for the cross stitch technique, and since it is on a larger scale, it can be finished much more quickly.”
7. Cross Stitch Crochet Bag Pattern
This is the Ukrainian Cross-Stitch Bag by Alexandra Lockhart which can be found in the downloadable Interweave book: 5 Free Patterns for Crochet Embellishments
8. Embroidered Crochet Booties
Mon Petit Violin sells the crochet pattern for these poodle booties that have embroidered faces on them.
9. Vintage Crochet Afghan
This vintage crochet afghan has cross stitch roses. It’s sold on Etsy.
10. Fabric Collage Art
Patch Stitch Button combined many crafts into one artistic display here. She used fabric on fabric to make a basic bird shape, adding crochet, buttons and embroidery to complete the piece. This one was previously featured in my roundup of 20 ideas for combining crochet and fabric.
11. Cross Stitch on Crochet Hat
Mamachee offers a free crochet pattern for this hat that has a cross stitch pattern on it
12. Vintage Cross Stitch Table Runner
This vintage cross stitch table runner sold on Etsy has a ruffled crochet border.
13. Cross Stitch Cell Phone Cozy
A La Sascha sells a crochet pattern for different cross stitch designs that can be embroidered on a crochet cell phone case.
14. Embroidered and Crocheted Scarf
Multimedia Scarf handmade with crochet, embroidery, knit and felting by lilithhtilil; previously featured in my roundup of 100 Unique Crochet Scarves
15. Cross Stitch Crochet Beanie
Kootoyoo offers a free tutorial for a crochet beanie with cross stitch wording.
16. Cross Stitch Mug Cozy
ThingsByAnabelle created this crochet mug cozy with cross stitch and button embellishments.
17. Embroidered Crochet Jewelry
Maker wincsike says this: “Hand-embroidered old Hungarian cross stitch motif is embellished with a simple crochet lace.”
18. 1970s Mixed Media Art
Lannie Hart’s 1976 piece Winged Victory combines “masculine” objects like screws, bolts and Lucite with “feminine” crafts including crochet, quilting and embroidery
19. Needlepoint Granny Blanket
This vintage multimedia blanket is sold on Etsy by TatiTatiVintage.
20. Embroidered Crazy Quilt Afghan
The Embroidered Crazy Quilt Afghan is a free crochet pattern from Caron.