Just getting started with cross stitch? Here are a few how-to resources that can help get you on your way - they include tips, techniques, and everything you need to know to get started.
My fave tips:
-- Keep your crosses going in the same direction so they all look the same.
-- Don't knot your thread, secure the ends under completed stitches on the back side of fabric.
-- Don't carry thread too far when moving from one part of the fabric to another. I usually don't carry more than about an inch. Longer and I'll clip the thread and start again fresh at the new location.
Counted Cross Stitch, Needlework, and Stitchery Page
Cameoroze's Stitchers Studio
Know How from Cross-stitching.com
Tutorials and Info links from About.com
If you know of other great how-to resources, let me know!