Today I’m sharing a round-up of some fun, free cross stitch patterns to download and stitch. All of these are high-quality patterns that are beginner-friendly.
If you’re just starting out, these patterns are a perfect way to learn! You can also take a look at this introduction to cross stitch for some tips to get you going.
I love cross stitch because it is very meditative. Unlike surface embroidery, most patterns only require one or two different stitches, and it’s a perfect way to unwind from a long day. I enjoy stitching while I’m watching tv or hanging out on the couch.
Several of these sites that are linked below offer a large selection of patterns, so definitely check out all of what they have to offer!
Free Cross Stitch Patterns
Cherry Branch Pattern
DMC has a large amount of cute cross stitch patterns that you can download and stitch. There are a variety of different designs that include but are not limited to animals, botanicals, and flowers.
Rose Cross Stitch Pattern
You can never go wrong with roses! This is another DMC pattern that is available at lovecrafts.com.
Pansy Cross Stitch Pattern
Pansy cross stitch pattern available at Stitched Modern
Butterfly Cross Stitch
The Antique Pattern Library is a must if you’re into old needlework patterns. All are free to download and use, and some date back to the 1800s! These butterflies are some of my favorites.
Mod Flowers Pattern
Mod Flowers pattern by Hailey Stitches. I love this color palette!
Explore Cross Stitch Design
Explore pattern by Crewel Ghoul.
Hope you enjoy stitching some of these free cross stitch patterns!
Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.