Crafting

Five Bookish Cross Stitch Patterns from Etsy

Kim Ukura

Staff Writer

Kim Ukura is a book lover, recovering journalist, library advocate, cat mom, and lover of a good gin cocktail. In addition to co-hosting Book Riot’s nonfiction podcast, For Real, and co-editing Book Riot’s nonfiction newsletter, True Story, Kim spends her days working in communications at a county library system in the Twin Cities area. Kim has a BA in English and journalism from a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When not getting to bed before 10 p.m., Kim loves to read nonfiction, do needlework projects, drink tea, and watch the Great British Baking Show. Instagram: @kimthedork Twitter: @kimthedork

Kim Ukura

Staff Writer

Kim Ukura is a book lover, recovering journalist, library advocate, cat mom, and lover of a good gin cocktail. In addition to co-hosting Book Riot’s nonfiction podcast, For Real, and co-editing Book Riot’s nonfiction newsletter, True Story, Kim spends her days working in communications at a county library system in the Twin Cities area. Kim has a BA in English and journalism from a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When not getting to bed before 10 p.m., Kim loves to read nonfiction, do needlework projects, drink tea, and watch the Great British Baking Show. Instagram: @kimthedork Twitter: @kimthedork

In addition to being an avid reader, I am also an aspiring crafter. I’ve dabbled in both crocheting and cross stitch, which, I know, basically makes me your grandma, but had to set aside most of my crafty hobbies during a series of recent moves. A few weeks ago I was cruising around on Etsy where I stumbled down a rabbit hole of cross stitch patterns for bookish people. These are a few of my favorites. For the reader who loves puns, I suggested this little sampler from Nerdy Little Stitcher. Any self-respecting book nerd would love to have this one on their wall.

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I think this Harry Potter alphabet piece from PixelPower would be another great sampler, especially for a kid’s room.

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Declare your support for Katinss and the rest of the rebels with this evolution of the mockingjay pattern from PopSoup Supplies. I love this one a lot.

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You could also please a Lord of the Rings Nerd with this Hobbit matryoshka-inspired pattern from Plastic Little Covers. Fat Gandalf makes me laugh. book riot hobbit

Or just declare to the world that you wish they (or you) could do with this not safe for the office sentiment, also from Plastic Little Covers. book riot read a book