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 with other stitchers.
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.
I’ve rounded up as many as I could find, but there’s always more being announced and some really great mid-year starts as well, so keep an eye out. If you see something out there that hasn’t been mentioned, please drop a comment below and let us all know about it.
In no particular order, the cross stitch SALs in 2023…
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.
I know that not everyone considers these stitchalongs, but I think they still count, some have Facebook groups or Instagram hashtags to follow along with, and they’re fun to work on, so I like to include them here as well. Of course, this is also not a complete list, just a sampling, and there are always more patterns to be discovered out there.
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. I’ll try to update this post as often as I can to include new SAL discoveries throughout the year.
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!
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Didn’t see this one on the list previous sal was free current one is paid
I (Urban Stitches) have several running through the year
Snark and Modern is also doing a temperature SAL, and there’s a Dr Who SAL coming in the FB group Crafty Geeks and Fiber Freaks.
Ingleside Imaginarium is doing a carousel horse SAL titled Storied Steeds
Carla Preston says
Twin Peaks Primitive is doing a Founding of America SAL and there is a Facebook group to share progress.
Carla Ford says
https://www.facebook.com/groups/188972841306876/?ref=share seasonal angels SAL
Stitchy Rin says
Keyblades to the Kingdom SAL, it is based on the Kingdom Hearts games. It started in 2022 and runs until March 2023. The pattern is on my Ko-fi page https://ko-fi.com/stitchyrin also has a Facebook group.
Ingleside Imaginarium is doing the Storied Steeds stitch along, which is carousel horses.
Kristi Bernstein says
Lori PE and Salty Stitcher Designs are hosting the Anchors Away Temperature SAL
I don’t see the 2023 year long Black Dog Sampler by The Scarlett House SAL hosted by Jo Kramer (Jo’s Country Junction – blog) listed here.
Lisa Lane says
Paddock Lane Designs is doing a Craftroom Stitchcount SAL. It is designed in the temperature format – with one section revealed each month to stock your Craftroom. The idea is to track your stitching count or time throughout the year. (Some people are doing temperature, calories, exercise) http://www.PaddockLaneDesigns.com
Cross stitch 4 everyone has a mysteries of the heart SAL beginning Jan 1/23. Please see the Etsy shop for details
cheryl bufford says
tangledthreadsandthings has one starting on jan,8th
Autumn Lane Stitchery has a current SAL going for Dark Queen of the Earth to go alongside the already completed Dark Queen of the Sea.
Katherine Riley says
Jardin Prive posted their weather tracker 2023 https://www.jardinprive.com/pages.php?page=projet_meteo_2023
I have a modern black sampler The Natural World SAL. It’s a big one
do you have a link?
Yvonne M Henke says
One Point Mind has another free one for 2023 – Over The Moon. The 1st release is already up! https://www.onepointmind.com/2023mysterysal.html?fbclid=IwAR2-r3e1nGEW2hDDU5xqgrVOf2KklC73cou9eqLo167vsyDIxGzTX9uNCOY
Sarah Givens says
Thanks so much for compiling this list in one handy spot. That’s a lot of work! *nod of respect
Doctor Who SAL in this Facebook group starting March 1.
Sara Richards says
XStitch Magazine are doing a Sal called Morning Walk, an exercise in Mindfulness.