Most of the English-language magazines come from either the UK or the US. Many of these magazines offer digital subscriptions for ipads/android tablets, as well as traditional print subscriptions. Depending on location, some of the magazines may be available for purchase as individual issues at your local craft or book store.

XStitch Magazine "A Modern Cross Stitch Magazine" Each themed issue brings together a mix of designers, who respond to that theme in their own creative ways. They work with all points on the cross stitch spectrum to bring you the best designs out there. UK Based

Cross-Stitcher UK: Probably the cross-stitch magazine with the most modern aesthetic, for those who like very modern patterns. Lots of patterns with bright, bold colours, and unique finishing ideas (with instructions) apart from your standard framed picture.. things like aprons, bags, etc. Like most of the magazines they tend to do some seasonal patterns (ie. Christmas patterns at Christmas, and so on). UK Based

Cross Stitch Crazy: Tends to have an eclectic mix of different types of patterns.. some more modern and some more traditional, some geared towards children/cutesy and some more sophisticated, and lots of seasonal patterns. I would recommend checking out a few individual issues before subscribing to see if you like their patterns. UK Based

Cross Stitch Gold: Tends to have larger, more complex and detailed patterns that cover a wide variety of subject patterns from animals, to florals, to landscapes/buildings, asian motifs, magical motifs like fairies, etc. Overall their patterns tend to fall more on the traditional side of things than the modern, although they can have beautiful and detailed patterns. UK Based

The World of Cross Stitching: Great patterns for beginners and intermediate stitchers alike! UK Based

Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly: Beautiful designs for those who like patterns that have an antique or historical appearance, as well as information on the history of embroidery and textiles. This magazine is harder to find in regular craft and book stores, but they have digital and print subscriptions and can sometimes be purchased from needlework shops. US Based

Just Cross Stitch: More widely available in North America. Tends to have fairly traditional designs such as florals, home decor, seasonal patterns but it just depends on your personal taste. If you like stitching Christmas ornaments, their annual Christmas ornament issue is hugely popular and not to be missed. It’s an entire magazine of usually 100 or more cross stitch Christmas ornaments in every style imaginable, with full instructions. I believe they also do a Halloween ornament issue now too. US Based

Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine is the first needlework publication dedicated to those stitchers who love Primitive & Folk Style designs in Punch Needle and Cross Stitch. US Based