It’s SAL announcement time again. I love keeping an eye on these projects over the course of the year, watching mystery designs come together, and seeing the customizations folks add to their stitching.
Before we get to the list, I want to touch on a comment I see in the groups and on the blog pretty frequently about “keeping up” with the SALs. Don’t feel like you can’t participate in a stitchalong based on how fast you stitch or how much time you have to stitch. Stitch at your own pace, enjoy the pattern, and don’t worry about keeping up in stitching.
It’s more about the community feeling and the fun of the pattern than the time in which you stitch the piece. I have SAL patterns (free and paid) from previous years that I haven’t even started the actual stitching on yet, but I enjoyed watching the pattern pieces come together and seeing progress photos in the community. It’s okay to not “keep up” as long as you’re enjoying the journey.
In no particular order, here are the cross stitch SALs in 2022…
Temperature Cross Stitch Patterns
The idea for temperature patterns is a little section of stitching for each day of the year and the color of thread is based on your local outdoor temperature on that day, some projects use the average for the day, others use the high and the low for two bits of stitching per day. It’s a fun project and everyone’s result will be different, and each year’s stitch will also vary based on the weather.
Ongoing Cross Stitch Stitchalongs That Continue Year to Year…
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This Stitch-a-Long List is Ongoing, a Work in Progress All Year…
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of all the stitch-a-longs and groups that are out there in the cross stitching world, but it’s a good starting point if you’re looking for an SAL to participate in.
If you know of a stitchalong or are hosting one that I haven’t mentioned, please leave a comment below and point us in the right direction to join and stitch along!
I’ll try to update this post as often as I can to include new SAL discoveries throughout the year. Enjoy and happy stitching 🙂