Crafters can save money by making a cross-stitch design for free rather having to buy patterns. Some people enjoy cross-stitching on aida cloth, but this can be even more of a time consuming task than cross stitching on plastic canvas mesh. Here is an article about how to create a palm tree cross-stich design on aida cloth for those who are interested dainty needle work.
However, beginners might prefer using plastic canvas mesh which has bigger holes, but people of all ages and cross-stitching abilities can enjoy making designs with these materials. Here are a few articles on how to create projects with yarn and plastic canvas mesh:
How to make a vermilion and white cross-stitched Valentine's Day bookmark
How make a snowman cross-stitched ornament
The heart design cross-stitched on plastic mesh in this article was created on a form that measured 12 by 16 inches, but any size of plastic mesh can be used for this diy project. This heart design was created by first drawing a heart in the center of the plastic canvas mesh, and then creating a pattern with several different shades of yarn. Take a look at the slide show and video to see how this project was created.