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 🙂
Here are a couple not listed…
* Pawsitively Twisted in connection with Unconventional XStitch. There are 3 patterns to chose from with a small discount if you’ve never purchased an Unconventional XStitch pattern. This is not a free SAL. The group for the SAL can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/570666477474700/
* Pawsitively Twisted in connection with Stitch It Picasso. It is a year long mystery SAL with a skull/skeleton theme. This is not a free SAL. The pattern can be purchased at https://stitchitpicasso.com/product/yearly-tiny-zodiac-skeleton-sal and the group for the SAL can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/923869881861959/
* Stitch It Picasso will be doing a Haunted House / Spooky Room mystery SAL starting January 1st. This is not a free SAL. The pattern can be purchased here https://stitchitpicasso.com/product/spooky-12-room-house-sal/ and details on the SAL can be found in the events of Stitch It Picasso’s group https://www.facebook.com/groups/446554040227704
* Oracle SAL does a yearly SAL. Details for 2022 are still coming but can be found in their Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/5591535967526922
Christina Tutor says
I always love this list every year — thank you for putting it together!
FYI, you don’t have to be a member of The Pattern Club to participate in the Stitchonomy SALs. There is a free sign up period for each one.
Thank you for clarifying that. It wasn’t totally clear to me whether it was free or paid when I looked at it originally.
One Moment At A Time says
Three Sprouts Cross Stitching has 90s Cartoon Party starting in June
Jennifer Miller says
is there a link for this one?
One Moment At A Time says
Ronni M. Pilcher says
I want to do a 90s cartoon one so badly, if you get a link let me know! I found Three Sprouts Cross Stitch on Facebook but wasn’t sure if there was a link link to it.
Carolyn Crowder says
Thank you for putting this list together. I am in two SAL’s from your 2022 list.
Peggy Gibbs says
Lesley Teare is having another SAL but I don’t think she has announced a name just yet. There are some photos on her website though. I just finished the Christmas one about a week ago.
Kat T says
The Happy Days SAL is out now. About to release the last block. You can find it on her site LesleyTeare.com
Jardin Prive has a 2022 free temperature SAL. https://www.jardinprive.com/pages.php?page=Projet_meteo_2022
Thank you for the wonderful list.
Urban Stitches is running a Victorian gothic blackwork SAL
I have a free Kingdom Hearts SAL starting in March! https://www.facebook.com/groups/keybladestothekingdom/
Thanks for including the WIPocalypse! I have an updated link, since I accidently messed up my website yesterday. Please go here for info: https://measi.net/2022-wipocalypse-info/
Free SAL from FAD Needlework. Info on their website https://www.fadneedlework.com/ and there is a FB page FAD ART Nouveau SAL.
Urban Stitches says
That Which Does Not Kill Us by Urban Stitches is a Victorian Gothic blackwork about toxic medicinal plants. Can be purchased here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheUrbanStitches or on my website https://urbanstitches.co.uk/
Victoria Sampler has just started a new SAL which will run through April. It will be a sampler, and is FREE. See https://victoriasampler.com/pages/community on how to join the chat group where Thea posts the patterns.
Betsy Foster Breen says
Thank you, Loretta, for including the TCSS 2022 Mystery SAL in your list! May we have permission to share your latest blog entry about “keeping up with SALs” in our dedicated Facebook group? I’ll be happy to include a link back to here. 🙂
Shares are always appreciated 🙂
Thank you <3
Vi Sa says
I am hosting a Love Stitchalong. It is free. https://www.facebook.com/events/529270365015605/?active_tab=about
Kat T says
Another one by Pixel Patterns is the Periodic Table SAL that is FREE! She is releasing once chart a month. So, 3 have been released so far.
Kat T says
Durene Jones has one called Flowers and Bees SAL that is free. It can be found on her Facebook page “Durene Jones Cross Stitch” https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398051557137976
Sian Fish says
Utban Stitches is currently running 2 SALs.
Memento Mori is a (potentially world first) full coverage colour year long blackwork SAL. This is a non-mystery SAL due to its size!
Until Death Do us Part is the parter piece to That Which Does Not Kill Us. A gothic Victorian inspired piece looking in to deadly plants.
All available on my website TheUrbanStitches.co,uk