I made this Harry Potter stitch using black aida (I’m not sure of the size, I just had a bit in a pack of scraps) and I decided to use metallic gold thread. The thread was really hard to use and it took a long time but I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
I looked at the Harry Potter logo, from the films, and used graph paper to draw it out in squares and half squares etc.
I can’t quite remember how I first learnt how to Cross Stitch but I think it must have been instructions in the pattern I had bought. Patterns are great because they include the material and the threads too. Cross Stitch is easy once you get used to it and I just started to do my own like this one. If you google how to cross stitch I’m sure you will find instructions that make sense for you. I think sometimes it’s easier to watch a video so you could also search on youtube.
This video is one of the first when you google how to cross stitch, so hopefully it would be helpful for beginners!- http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Cross-Stitch-In-5-Minutes-8253