Whether you’ve been doing cross stitch needlepoint crafts for years or if you’ve just taken up a new hobby, incorporating the Christmas holiday in your creations is a great way to make decorations or personalized gifts for friends and family. Here’s a look at ten free Christmas cross stitch patterns you can use to add a little festivity to your holiday cross stitch craft projects.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – Bev’s Country Cottage:
Bev offers a nice selection of full-color Christmas cross stitch patterns, featuring angels, holly, trees, and my favorite – Computer Santa! There’s also a selection of tiny cross stitch patterns and bookmark patterns.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – Alita Designs:
This website offers several Christmas cross stitch patterns, including angels, candy canes, Madonna, jingle bells, and holly. Patterns are black and white, include printing directions, and each have a color key.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – About.com: December 25th Calendar Date:
About.com offers an excellent Christmas cross stitch pattern for a beginner. This easy cross stitch design depicts the December 25th calendar date. Embroidery thread colors are up to you, as this does not include a color key, but it looks like only two colors are needed for the design.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – Free Patterns.com
You will need to register for a membership, but don’t worry, it’s free. Not only does this site have an excellent selection of Christmas cross stitch patterns, pictures of completed craft projects using the design are included. Some of these patterns are complex, making these patterns challenging for the expert crafter.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – Candy Cane Alphabet
This free cross stitch pattern is in PDF format and gives you extremely detailed instructions on how create alphanumeric characters in candy cane form.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns Free Patterns Online.com
This website offers a variety of patterns including poinsettias, Christmas gift tags, Santa, bows – and more! All cross stitch patterns are in full color format.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns – The Mouse’s Gift
This is too cute! This Christmas cross stitch pattern features a mouse wearing a Santa costume, holding a candy cane, in front of a very large Christmas gift. This would be a perfect pattern to use on a blanket.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns: Angel of the Christmas Season
Here’s a beautiful Christmas Angel cross stitch, in printable PDF form from FaveCrafts.com. This pattern includes instructions and a color key. You might need to enter your email address to register.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns : Do It Yourself
If you really want to get creative, you can create a Christmas cross stitch pattern in your own kitchen without spending any money! Get out your Christmas-themed cookie cutters and a piece of graphing paper. Center the cookie cutter to use as many whole squares as possible. Then, trace the cookie cutter over the graph paper. Use colored pencils or crayons to add facial features, decorations, and color to your pattern.
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns: In the Snowy Garden
Another pattern from the Cross Stitches club is “In the snowy garden.” This cute, full color cross stitch has three dancing snowmen, holly, and Christmas gifts.
Hopefully this gives you a few starting points and ideas to find free cross stitch patterns online. Good luck with your holiday cross stitch projects!