Angel of Cross Stitch Information


Jo Critchley and I have a new Angel of Cross Stitch Facebook Group on Facebook. If you have purchased the chart please join us. You will find advice, photos of WIPs, and lovely camaraderie as stitchers work through the chart.

Here is the floss usage for the Angel of Cross Stitch. There are 447 colors used. Seven of the DMC flosses you may see on the DMC Shopper’s Checklist at the DMC website have merged with other colors, thus reducing the original number of 454. I have not included the newest colors issued recently because they are not available to many of our fellow stitchers around the world.

As you can see, because many colors are used in such small amounts, this is a perfect design for using up  your spare bits of floss.

Angel of Cross Stitch Floss Usage Page 1Angel of Cross Stitch Floss Usage Page 2

A few of the very first charts I sent out have some minor errors but they are easily fixed. If you ordered early on please check these corrections. Charts shipped after January 13, 2016 are already corrected.


Chart Corrections

I have found another duplicate symbol. Thanks to our fellow stitcher Louise pointing it out. This is a minor change with only 2 stitches involved:

Page 3 Symbol Correction

55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emma
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 00:13:33

    Thank you for sharing this, I’m all set to start once my chart arrives 😃


  2. Terri Gordon
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 00:31:19

    This is going to be an amazing stitch!


  3. Debby
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 02:08:37

    Wow , this is going to be amazing! Where can I order the beads ?


  4. Avril Baxter
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 08:31:31

    Thanks I have a complete set of DMC so should not have to buy any to start.


  5. Pam
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 20:09:49

    Can I order the pattern from polstitches I’m in the uk. Love all your designs and your generosity.


  6. joanelliott
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 20:30:26

    Yes Pam. I am sending some of these over to Jo this week.


  7. Sue Pollock
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 20:39:55

    Stupid question Joan…I have the original AoCS as a WIP. It is only 1/4 completed at this time. I’m using the original chart that was in the magazine so it is very faded (due to sheer age and poor paper quality) so I was just interested to know if these colors would correspond with the older chart. I’ve tried to play around with scanning the chart for my working copy to darken the colors but I’m not sure it’s working. I hate the thoughts of starting over with this project but if I need to, so be it. I love this design!


    • joanelliott
      Jan 07, 2016 @ 21:21:57

      Hi Sue- I’ve adjusted the chart a bit but it is the same full palette of colors. The new chart has color adjustments in the face and hands and a couple of other places and all the symbols are different. I’ve also refined the shape of the hands to look more delicate. Can you snap a quick pic of your work in progress and email it to so I may be able to let you know if the new chart will work with your progress.


      • Joy Steadman
        Jan 09, 2016 @ 00:04:17

        As the designer of the original cross stitch angel pattern can you scan or copy a clearer copy of the original for Sue so she doesn’t have to restart?

      • joanelliott
        Jan 09, 2016 @ 00:11:00

        I have tried scanning it without much success but I can try again to see if I can eek out better results.I do think she may be able to continue using the new chart.

  8. Holly Blankenship
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 22:52:13

    Joan, can we make a working copy of the chart? I highlight my progress as I go.


  9. Nancy Stell
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 17:50:59

    Any news or updates as to when you will start shipping? Getting excited!


  10. joanelliott
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 21:06:13

    Hi Nancy- I’ve gone over everything with a fine tooth comb about 10 times. I just need to print the little alphabet so initials can be added. I will start shipping tomorrow and going in the order that orders were received. I will get all orders out by Wednesday.


  11. Patricia Kuna
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 12:03:08

    Joan, I have my floss already. Just waiting to get word from Paypal about my pattern. Love it.


  12. Patricia Kuna
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 21:31:57

    Ok, I saw someone on Facebook ordered their pattern in Dec and has not gotten it either.


  13. joanelliott
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 14:31:23

    Dear Patricia-
    As I have told everyone, I took a week off at Christmas. I know everyone is impatient but now I am slowed down even more after fracturing my pelvis. I am begging for some more patience and will do my best to get everything sorted ASAP. I can’t do any more than that. I am still in pain from my fall, on medication, and unable to walk on my own. My husband will help me with some orders this week. Yours will be among them.



  14. Christel
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 23:58:47

    I have the original magazine version, but am tempted to get this one since you added all the DMC colors and changed some things. I think it would be really cool to have a picture stitched with every color of DMC. Wasn’t there a version of Angel of Cross Stitch that came out after the magazine one? I’m thinking it didn’t have as many of the colors. So would this technically be the 3rd version? How many colors are in the first version? Now I need to go dig this out of my magazine bin in the closet. lol! A facebook group for this sounds like fun. I hope you feel better soon.


    • Vivian Fowler
      Dec 02, 2018 @ 04:07:12

      I have been looking for the original version of The Angel of Cross Stitch. Could you please e-mail me and let me know where it could be found?


  15. Olena
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 19:41:49

    Can I order the pattern ?


  16. Susan Howden
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 16:21:51

    My late Mother started the Angel of Night cross stitch before she died recently. Because of all of the craziness, the chart was lost and I cannot find it anywhere. Do you still have it available so that I can complete it. It looks like a face looking out at you and a blue dress with a fan of flowers. That is as far as she got. Thank You so much


    • joanelliott
      Apr 05, 2016 @ 12:58:25

      Hi Susan-
      If I can find the chart I will send one over. Give me a few days to hunt for it.
      Sorry to hear of your loss.


    • joanelliott
      Apr 05, 2016 @ 18:00:32

      I have the original leaflet with the Angel of the Night. I am scanning it for you and will ship tomorrow. So glad you will be able to complete the stitching that your Mum started. X Joan


  17. Nancy Stell
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:15:11

    Join us on Joan group, on Facebook. Maybe we can help .


  18. Debby Jindra
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:53:28

    Add me please


  19. Sue Howden
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 22:10:29

    When complete I shall be happy to share with you. Thank you so much.


    • joanelliott
      Apr 05, 2016 @ 22:20:20

      That would be lovely Sue.


      • Susan Howden
        May 09, 2016 @ 23:34:54

        Dear Joan and all,
        Thank you for the graph, I received it in the mail 2 weeks ago. There has been a medical emergency in our family, our only son and youngest, of 5, child (32) has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. Although I intend on completing my Mother’s Angel, it will have to take a back seat to our son’s wellbeing. If anyone is so inclined, prayers are always welcome as there are only 225 cases of this particular sarcoma in any given year and the usual diagnosis is around 16.9 years. My best to all with your patience, but I shall complete and share when done. Thank you.

    • joanelliott
      May 10, 2016 @ 22:54:21

      Sent you an email Susan. You are in my prayers. X Joan


  20. Pat Kuna
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 23:13:42

    How do I find that group for the Angel of Cross stitch? I want to join.


  21. joanelliott
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 23:48:18

    Here’s the link to the Angel of Cross stitch Group:


  22. Pat Kuna
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 10:56:09

    Joan, Thank you very much. I love the Angel of Cross stitch.



  23. Susan howden
    May 10, 2016 @ 23:53:49

    Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. This is a marathon and not a sprint. Small victories are monumental now.
    My best


  24. Pat Kuna
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:21:15

    Joans, have you noticed that two colors have symbol for two blue diamonds. One for 318 and 3839. It this wrong?


  25. Patricia Kuna
    Aug 06, 2016 @ 23:07:47

    Thanks I got the corrections


  26. Christine Bell
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 18:14:05

    Hi, just saw this finished and I am in love! Saw a kit for sale on eBay….is this charted with different colors??? It is pretty but not as vibrant as the one I saw finished. I have a complete set of floss ,so would I be safer to just order the chart from you to get the more colorful version???? Thanks much!!😀💞


    • joanelliott
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 21:23:12

      Hi Christine-
      The kit has only 30 or so colors while the chartpack will use all 400+ colors of DMC. The more colorful and updated version is the chartpack.



  27. Christine Bell
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 00:03:07

    Thank you ..looks like I will be ordering the chartpack😉💞


  28. Donald C. Heaser
    Mar 26, 2017 @ 16:36:12

    Good Morning, I hope you can help me out. I’m looking for the color chart for “Angel of Cross Stitch” with the color number/name and the corresponding symbol. I’ve searched every store in my area, stores on vacation, and online. Can you tell me how to get a new chart? Thank you,

    Donnie H.


  29. Melia
    Sep 03, 2018 @ 22:46:44

    I bought the chart but there is no key. How do I get the key do I can see what symbols are which colors


  30. Alma
    Nov 22, 2018 @ 02:47:01

    I bought the magazine the cross stitcher where the cross stitch angel comes from, but I’m confused, because the red symbols and the oranges are very similar, will there be any way that I do not have that confusion?


  31. Catherine Massey
    Jul 05, 2022 @ 21:37:36

    I would like to order the Angel of Cross Stitch chart pack as quickly as possible. I’m a little confused as to whether I check the color or black&white option! I look forward to using the 454 DMC skeins, so that’s not an issue. I’m just getting back into cross stitching and loved this pattern and all the colors as soon as I saw it. Please advise the pros and cons of the 2 options so I can get this ordered. Thank you,
    Catherine Massey.


    • joanelliott
      Jul 06, 2022 @ 00:07:00

      Hi Catherine-
      The Angel of Cross Stitch chart only comes as symbols in different colors. There is no black & white chart or color chart either color blocks with black symbols. When charting this one, the easiest way to get all the colors in symbol form was to do it this way. I will email you a small sample so you can see what I am talking about 🙂 Joan


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