The best 18 FREE cross-stitch patterns

Published on 1 July 2019 3 min read

Did someone say free patterns? Wahoo! This collection of 18 free cross-stitch patterns will keep you entertained at least for a little while, delightful stitch fiends!

Animal cross-stitch patterns

Do you need to add some life to your cross-stitch? These delightful animal motifs are the perfect thing to do just that!

1. Bumble Bee

We all love a bumble bee, so why not add one into your cross-stitch? This bee will look great on a tote, a shirt, pretty much everywhere. Let's face, bees are amazing.

Bumble Bee in DMC - PAT0685 -  Downloadable PDF
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Bumble Bee in DMC - PAT0685 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

2. Flamingo

Ready to add some gorgeous Flamingo flair to your cross-stitch? This pretty in pink pattern is the one for you!

Flamingo in DMC - PAT0778 -  Downloadable PDF
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Flamingo in DMC - PAT0778 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

3. Llama

If llamas are a favourite animal of yours, like they are for us, then cross-stitch one into your life.

Llama in DMC - PAT0776 -  Downloadable PDF
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Llama in DMC - PAT0776 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

4. Black Cat

Getting your halloween cross-stitch plans in order? Add this spooky black cat to your list!

Black Cat in DMC - PAT0795 -  Downloadable PDF
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Black Cat in DMC - PAT0795 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

5. Parrot

This parrot pattern is a great way to inject some fun and colour into your cross-stitch!

Parrot in DMC - PAT0777 -  Downloadable PDF
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Parrot in DMC - PAT0777 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

6. Butterfly

Sometimes a jacket or a bag just need a little something to make them shine. Cross-stitch a butterfly onto your clothes and bring your favourite craft with you everywhere!

5TH Avenue - Butterfly Blazer and clutch bag in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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5TH Avenue - Butterfly Blazer and clutch bag in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

Nature cross-stitch patterns

Flowers and leaves could be the most popular things to cross-stitch. Add one of mother nature's best bits to your makes!

1. Ancient Floral Borders

A floral border is always a good idea. Take your pick of borders with this versatile pattern!

Ancient Floral Borders in DMC - PAT0721 -  Downloadable PDF
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Ancient Floral Borders in DMC - PAT0721 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

2. Viva La Vida

This Frida Kahlo inspired floral is a gorgeous motif that would be perfect on a cushion to add some colour and joy to your home!

Viva La Vida in DMC - PAT0589 -  Downloadable PDF
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Viva La Vida in DMC - PAT0589 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

3. Amelie Floral

The Amelie Floral pattern is the perfect, delicate floral wreath. You'll love stitching this one!

Amelie Floral  in DMC - PAT0229 -  Downloadable PDF
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Amelie Floral in DMC - PAT0229 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

4. Love Rose

If you haven't already added a rose to your repertoire, then now's the time! The Love Rose pattern is a perfect example of a cross-stitch rose.

Love Rose in DMC - PAT0297 -  Downloadable PDF
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Love Rose in DMC - PAT0297 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

5. Half Moon

If you're into the sun and stars more than you are into the birds and bees, then this half moon cross-stitch pattern is just waiting for you to make it.

Half Moon  in DMC - PAT0759 -  Downloadable PDF
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Half Moon in DMC - PAT0759 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

6. Folk Ditsy Flower

Beautiful wild flowers are a joy to cross stitch. These ones are no exception.

Folk Ditsy Flower  pattern in DMC - PAT0228 -  Downloadable PDF
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Folk Ditsy Flower pattern in DMC - PAT0228 - Downloadable PDF

By DMC

Baby cross-stitch patterns

Add a personal touch to all of your baby items for your own little one, or make something special for a friend.

1. Baby Bib and Bottle Warmer

How cute will your baby look in this cross-stitch cow bib? With the accompanying bee motif bottle warmer, you and your little one will be set for every lovely outing.

Made with Love - Baby Bib and Bottle Warmer in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Made with Love - Baby Bib and Bottle Warmer in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

2. Cute Pink Bee Bib Bath Towel with Hood

Want to add to the fun of bath time? This spring themed towel is the perfect way to do just that!

Friends Are Forever  - Cute Pink Bee Bib Bath Towel with Hood in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Friends Are Forever - Cute Pink Bee Bib Bath Towel with Hood in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

3. Baby Bib with Giraffe

An adorable cross-stitched giraffe will add so much sweetness to your baby's meals. This also makes a perfect little gift!

Made with Love - Baby Bib with Giraffe in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Made with Love - Baby Bib with Giraffe in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

4. Little Pony Drawstring Bag

Do you have a drawstring bag for your baby essentials? Add a gorgeous pony cross-stitch motif to make it extra special.

Friends Are Forever  - Little Pony Drawstring Bag in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Friends Are Forever - Little Pony Drawstring Bag in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

5. Little Pony Changing Mat

This little pony cross stitch motif is so charming, you and your little one will forget the woes of changing time in a flash.

Friends Are Forever  - Little Pony Changing Mat in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Friends Are Forever - Little Pony Changing Mat in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

6. Bunny Hanging Nappy Stacker

For the bunny fans, this pattern is a lovely way to jazz up that plain nappy stacker in your nursery.

Made with Love - Cute Bunny Hanging Nappy Stacker in Anchor - Downloadable PDF
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Made with Love - Cute Bunny Hanging Nappy Stacker in Anchor - Downloadable PDF

By Anchor

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