Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

*** Please note that this blog post is a tutorial for cross stitching on your Candy Heart Pillows. If you are looking for the crochet pattern to the Candy Heart Pillows, please click here.

Hello! Over the weekend, I showed off some of my Candy Heart Pillows on Instagram.

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows

I'm actually quite happy with what I decided to put on my pillows! Namely, "Netflix & Chill" - haha! I thought that one was the cutest.

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows

I tried to tap into some Disney themed ones with "So this is Love". I tried to do "True Love's Kiss" but I think that might have been a bit too long and looked uneven if I tried to force all the words on there, so I left it at "True Love".

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows

Single crochet makes an awesome canvas to cross stitch on because the height and width of the stitch are approximately the same.

Here is a picture of where you would put your cross stitches on your canvas. Sometimes the holes might look like they're not aligned, but just keep going and you'll eventually be able to see it come together.

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows

I thought you might be interested in the font/cross stitch pattern for the letters I used for these pillows to make them look like Candy Hearts or Sweetheart candies, so I drew them up for you! Now you can customize it and say whatever you want it to!

Each letter is 7 cross stitches tall and about 3-5 stitches wide on average. I've included the ampersand (&) symbol, but as an FYI, that one is actually 8 stitches tall.

What I did was that I drafted the sayings on grid paper or you can use StitchFiddle and then measured it along the widest part of the heart to see how many stitches I need to block off on each side to center the words.

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows


I thought I would include some ideas from what people have suggested to me when I put out my Candy Heart Pillows on Facebook and Instagram for suggestions. If you got any other suggestions that I could add to the list, don't forget to leave me a comment below!

Traditional Candy Heart sayings:

Be Mine, Kiss Me, Hug Me, Love You, All Mine, UR Hot, URAQT

Snarky/Sassy Hearts sayings:

Haha No, LOL No, No Means No, No Thnx, Bye, Let's Talk Never, Dream On, Yeah but No,

Pop Culture Heart sayings:

Netflix & Chill, How you doin'?, Hey Girl, Ur my Lobster

Disney Heart Sayings: 

Best Day Ever, True Love, True Love's Kiss, So This is Love, Disney Girl, Let's Make Magic, Happily Ever After

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows

Did you make your own Candy Heart Pillows? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Cross Stitch Letters on Single Crochet Canvas Candy Heart Pillows





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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