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Free Cross stitch patterns

Here you'll find a collection of resources to help teach your children to cross stitch, including simple, child-friendly patterns.  I'll be adding more as the COVID pandemic continues, so keep checking back here on on social media for updates.

 

To download your free pattern, click on the PDF icon next to the photo to download a PDF file to use as many times as you like, and don't forget to visit our 'How To' page for a full list of what you'll need, plus a comprehensive guide on how to cross stitch.

There's also a donate button below if you fancy buying me a cuppa to say thank you ♥

How to download:

Click on the icon next to each photo to download a PDF file to use as many times as you like.  Some of these are in our old format; for an updated version, just ask!  You're welcome to sell any finished products created using these patterns, but please do not sell or reproduce the patterns themselves.

A cup of milky coffee in a clear cup and saucer.  A silver spoon rests on the saucer.
cross stitch pattern of a heart made of horizontal rainbow stripes

• 23 x 19 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses & Backstitching

cross stitch pattern of a heart with concentric circles inside it in rainbow colours

• 24 x 21 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses & Backstitching

Cross stitch pattern of a cornflower blue heart with white 'NHS' in the centre

• 56 x 56 stitches
• 2 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini van gogh's self portrait

• 23 x 27 stitches
• 22 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini starry night by van gogh

• 25 x 19 stitches
• 32 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of of a mini sunflowers by van gogh

• 18 x 25 stitches
• 20 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini 'great wave off kanagawa'

• 25 x 17 stitches
• 16 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini Mona Lisa

• 18 x 28 stitches
• 24 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini 'son of man' painting

• 15 x 19 stitches
• 36 colours
• Full crosses only

• 32 x 37 stitches
• 45 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a mini 'girl with the pearl earring'
cross stitch pattern of purple & pink hydrangea flowers

• 280 x 280 stitches
• 63 colours
• Full crosses, backstitching (optional)

cross stitch pattern of a close-up of a black & grey tabby cat's bright green/yellow eye

• 168 x 168 stitches
• 49 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a golden sunrise through silhouetted trees and a misty field

• 224 x 154 stitches
• 83 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a red, three-headed dragon on a black bacground; the targaryen sigil

• 168 x 168 stitches
• 3 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a stylised grey wolf's head; the Stark sigil

• 203 x 146 stitches
• 2 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a stylised yellow silhouette of a lion on a red background; the Lannister sigil

• 102 x 128 stitches
• 1 colour
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of the N7 logo from Mass Effect: metallic-effect 'N' and '7' with a red geometric shape, all on a black background

• 145 x 56 stitches
• 9 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a stylised 'Manchester bee'

• 70 x 70 stitches
• 3 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of large, red, all-caps text saying "GIVE QUICHE A CHANCE", a quote from Red Dwarf

• 168 x 168 stitches
• 1 colour
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of the quote 'feed your own ego, I'm busy' in Charles Rennie Mackintosh aesthetic with pink roses

• 112 x 112 stitches
• 4 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of quote 'it's all fun and games until someone comes down with smallpox'.  the word 'smallpox' is in large, green, script font; the others fon'ts are small black backstitiching, and there is a blue flower vine at the bottom of the pattern

• 112 x 112 stitches
• 5 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a vintage black sewing Singer-style machine

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 6 colours
• Full crosses, quarter stitches, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of the phrase 'why buy it for $10 when you can make it for $30.96 in craft supplies?'.  The words 'make it' are in rainbow colours, the rest of the text is in black backstitching

• 84 x 84 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a vintage grey sewing Singer-style machine surrounded by green vines

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses, quarter stitches,  backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a heart in horizontal rainbow stripes with the words 'LOVE IS LOVE' in black backstitching across the yellow stripe

• 84 x 84 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a kawaii stack of pancakes

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 5 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of the phrase 'why buy it for £10 when you can make it for £30.96 in craft supplies?'.  The words 'make it' are in rainbow colours, the rest of the text is in black backstitching

• 84 x 84 stitches
• 7 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of 3 small green succulents in backstitched pots

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 4 colours
• Full crosses, French knots, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of the USA flag surrounded by the words 'Happy 4th of July' in black backstitching.

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 4 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a green & purple succulent in a backstitched pot

• 56 x 56 stitches
• 6 colours
• Full crosses, backstitch

cross stitch pattern of a Pokeball

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 2 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of a cream Pokemon egg with pale green spots underneath the word 'Oh?' in black

• 21 x 36 stitches
• Full crosses only
• 5 colours

cross stitch pattern of a red Super Mario-style mushroom

• 42 x 42 stitches
• 2 colours
• Full crosses only

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style water fairy: a pale-skinned blonde woman in a blue dress with white edges leans backwards, running her hand through her hair.  She has small wings, and is set against an art nouveau style background of blue & teal

• 79 x 146 stitches

• Full crosses only

• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style air fairy: a pale-skinned blonde woman stands on tiptoes, her head lifted and her hair and white dress billowing in an unseen breeze.  She has long lilac wings and her hands are clasped in front of her.  She is set against an art nouveau-style background of pale yellows & blues

• 79 x 146 stitches

• Full crosses only

• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style dark-sinned brunette woman.  Her hair and long teal dress are blowing in the wind, and she holds out her hand to allow a small, blue butterfly to land on it.  She is set against an art nouveau-style background of sunset hues (pinks & oranges)

• 79 x 146 stitches
• Full crosses only
• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style earth fairy: a light-skinned brunette with a long braid stands with her back to us, hands clasped behind her.  She is wearing a short, chestnut brown dress with a full skirt, transparent blue wings, and is set against an art nouveau-style background with green & brown earth tones.

• 79 x 146 stitches
• Full crosses only
• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File'

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style fire fairy:  a dark-skinned brunette stands with her back to us, her mid-length hair in a swirl above her head, as if caught in an updraft.  She wears a swirling dress that fades from yellow at the top through to a deep red at the hem, and holds out her hand to produce a small flame.  She is set against an art nouveau-style background of black and pale yellow

• 79 x 146 stitches

• Full crosses only

• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File

cross stitch pattern of an art-nouveau style mermaid: a pale-skinned brunette mermaid has her back to us.  Her brown hair swirls above and around her, as if caught in a current.  Her tail is teal green with dusty rose fins, and you can see the hint of a matching rose-coloured shell bikini.  She is set against an art nouveau-style background of blues & greens, with a pattern of pale pink shells surrounding her

• 79 x 146 stitches

• Full crosses only

• For more skin / hair colours, download the 'Nouveau Info File

3 art nouveau style mermaids, one a dark-skinned brunette, one a light-skinned brunette, one a light-skinned blonde.  .  They are surrounded by the words 'Nouveau Series Colour Key'. This is a reference image for the different skin and hair colours available for the full 'nouveau' series of cross stitch patterns.

A note on permissions:

 

These patterns are free for personal use.

You may share the patterns but please do not sell them.

 

Please ensure you credit "Fandom Cross Stitchery" as the pattern creator with any finished pieces you sell.