Creative Graph Paper Designs

Pick up a pad of graph paper and a package of pencil crayons and you'll be on your way to creating beautiful graph paper designs. It's a fun way to explore color combinations, patterns, and textures.

BONUS: Often the masterpieces that arise can be used by cross stitchers as needlework patterns.

~ A Few Ideas to Spark Your Creativity ~

  • Color squares in solid colors to create mosaic and border designs.
  • mosaic pattern

    simple apple cross stitch pattern

  • Then, try simple objects like apples, telephones, or flowers. The more squares you use, the more detailed you'll be able to make your design.
  • Instead of coloring in the boxes solid, try different textures and patterns, like squiggles, dots, and lines. Even drawing the lines in different directions creates a very unique look.

    design with lines

    Printable Graph Paper >>> 10 Choices

    ~ Time to Get Started ~

    Create your own graph paper design. If you think it's too good to keep to yourself, send us a copy and if we agree, you just might see it posted here.

    Have fun designing and don't forget to sharpen your pencils!

    Graph Paper Design >>> Pencil Art

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