Free cross stitch patterns
free charts for counted cross stitch embroidery
Looking for free cross stitch patterns? You've come to the right place! Find your favorite pattern in our catalogue, download it to your computer and start embroidering today. The free patterns for cross stitch are divided into categories for easier orientation.
About cross stitching
Cross stitching is one of the oldest and most widely spread embroidering techniques. Back in the day, it used to be used to ornament clothes with women mostly being the ones to carry out this activity. Nowadays, cross stitching and embroidering in general has become a hobby as well as a relaxing activity.
Cross stitch patterns often find their use as decoration when designing an apartment, e. g. embroidered table-clothes, blankets, pillows, or paintings. It is also very common to embroider clothing, whether it be shirts, dresses, knitwear, etc. The sheer amount of patterns are to be combined and diversified with various colors.
The cross stitch is a fan-favorite among various stitch types. It is quite effortless to create good-looking patterns with the use of this simple, yet impressive stitch technique. The most appropriate material for cross stitching is usually a piece of knitwear with a steady canvas weave. Any yarn can be used to cross stitch, however the so-called moulines (i. e. soft yarns with easily separable strings) work the best.
Cross stitch patterns are available free for download — simply find your desired pattern and start embroidering today. On this site, you will find a wide range of patterns from simple ones for everyday projects to more advanced ones. Every single pattern page includes a table of required yarn tones as well as comprehensive embroidering instructions. Extra effort has been put into creating these patterns in order to make them as easily accessible as possible. This website features hundreds of various patterns. For an even easier access, you may use the search field — simply input the name of a pattern you are looking for (e. g. car, cat, etc.)
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Are you feeling lost in embroidering and could use some help? Check out a guide on cross stitch or a guide for beginners.
Marine World and Life Embroidery — a small collection of cross stitch fish patterns as well as other water creatures.
Flowers Cross Stitch — contains tulips, clematis, and blossoming flowers. Also includes marguerite monograms in addition to floral designs.
Motives Cross Stitch — this section offers decorative and national motifs as well as tablecloth patterns.
Letter and Alphabet Cross Stitch — patterns for lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and numerals. Among the most favorite are flowers monograms and butterflies.
Bookmarks Cross Stitch — embroider your favorite bookmark, or create one to gift it to someone.
Animals and Birds Cross Stitch — a wide range of animal-themed patterns that find their use especially with children. Among the favorite are teddy bears, cats, and dogs.
Christmas Motifs Cross Stitch — christmas-themed patterns in several sizes are very searched for. These find their use when embroidering Christmas table-cloths, napkins, or Christmas cards.