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Cross Stitch Journal and Tracking Worksheets

Hello, friends! I’ve recently been looking into finding free cross stitching journal printables online. Alas, there really wasn’t anything out there that I found useful to me. So I spent a lot of time this past weekend creating worksheets in Excel. I thought I’d share them here, since perhaps there are some other people out there like me that would like to find free printables!

Stitch ALL The Things | Free Cross Stitch Tracking Worksheets

Before I get to the worksheets I created, I wanted to note that if you want to track your progress and inventories digitally, there are two products I would recommend for that. First is the XStitch app. You can find it for IOS and Android phones, but I think the cost is either $1.99 or $2.99 for the app. It comes preloaded with thousands of chart designers and fabric manufacturers, but you need to input the charts and fabrics manually. The flosses are all preloaded and you simply note the amount of each floss you have. The only downside is that you have to purchase photo credits if you want to include photos in the Charts section, but the workaround to that issue is to put all of your chart inventory in the Journal. The Journal section uses photos stored on your device. I put everything in the journal section, and nothing in the charts.

The second product I would recommend is the new Stitchingly website. This website tracks EVERYTHING. It will track the progress on your project and give you the percentage finished. It includes data for 2018 SALs, flosses, fabrics, just…everything. The website is free too! I’m a paper and pen kind of gal, so while I signed up for it I’m not sure how much I will stick with digital tracking.

Now, onto the worksheets… I am keeping these worksheets as an Excel document. This way you can customize each sheet with the colors and items that best suit your needs.

**NOTE: The documents have been updated as of 5/10/19 to exclude the year from the worksheets**

You can download the worksheet here: Cross Stitch Tracking Worksheets

or download and save it from Google DriveΒ HERE.

If you prefer to have a PDF copy, you can download that here: PDF Cross Stitch Tracking Worksheets

Here are screenshots of the documents included:

When I set up my journal, I made tabbed sections for each of the tracking sheets. I also made monthly tabs and for each month I printed out a monthly calendar (free printable can be found HERE). On the back side of the calendar I printed the Monthly Stitching Plan sheet. Then I printed out a Monthly WIP tracking sheet for each month, making sure to edit the page to have the month I was working on and correct amount of days. The calendar website also has a free weekly printable, so you could print out weekly sheets to go with your journal if you’d like.

I hope these sheets are helpful to you! Happy stitching!

15 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Journal and Tracking Worksheets

  1. Thank you for these! I tried a bullet journal (bujo) last year. I don’t have the artistic capability nor the discipline to keep one up. These will be used!

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  2. I have been trying to condense all of the ideas in my head into something like these worksheets! Thank you for taking the stress out of it for me! Now I can use these and start my cross-stitch-only bullet journal! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Hi it’s Lorna from Stitchingly. Thank you so much for mentioning our site. It means alot. Whilst I know you prefer paper and pen if there was any feedback or suggestions you had for the site to make it better we are always keen to hear them.

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    1. Hi, Lorna! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I am finally getting organized enough to input into the system in the next couple of days. I am excited to try out the digital version. Thank you for organizing the website and putting it out there for us!!

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  4. I’ve just dowloaded your tracking sheets in PDF format and see that a few of them have “2018” in the header. Is this something you’d be willing to change? Perhaps just omit it entirely?

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    1. Thank you for the reminder to update these worksheets! I’ve taken the year out of the worksheet headers so that they can just be written in, instead! Everything is now current and the updated worksheets are linked! I am so sorry I forgot to edit these at the beginning of the year!

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      1. Thanks, that will be I eventually figured out how to edit out text in my Numbers app, and plan to write in the year and month as needed. I’m just so very grateful that you’re allowing us to use your worksheets. I know that simply planning the layout and design for a truly functional and complete worksheet or planner page isn’t easy, it takes a lot of time and effort. Your pages are just what I needed! Thanks to you I was able to assemble a customized stitching journal for about $6, the cost of a pretty binder and dividers. One can hardly find a blank journal for that price!

        I’d also like to give a shoutout to LKreinmiller.com, a site with downloadable thread inventories. In addition to DMC and Anchor, there are spreadsheets for most fancy floss makers. They’re not all current (I had to add rows for the new DMC solid colors), but they’re easy to edit. Even with my limited skills I was able to increase the row height (my writing isn’t tiny) and add columns for Location and Other Projects, so I can easily find my floss, whether it’s in my stash or with one or more projects. With these floss inventories and your worksheets, my journal has all the pages I need to keep track of my charts, kits, WIPs and stashes. I love my new journal. THANK YOU!

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