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Free Cross Stitch Patterns for Holidays and Special Occasions


The holidays are the perfect time to showcase Cross Stitch projects. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, Passover, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day or St. Swithen's Day, these free patterns will help get you started on your holiday decorations. Patterns for other celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, and the birth of a new baby are presented too.
  1. Thanksgiving Cross Stitch Designs
  2. Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
  3. Hanukah Cross Stitch Charts
  4. Charts to Adapt for Any Event
  5. More Holiday Patterns
  6. Cross Stitch Card Motifs
  7. Wedding and Anniversary Cross Stitch Patterns
  8. Baby-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
  1. Valentine's Day-Themed Graphs
  2. Charts for St. Patrick's Day
  3. Easter-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns
  4. Mother's Day Patterns
  5. Father's Day Patterns
  6. USA Patriotic Patterns
  7. Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns

Thanksgiving Cross Stitch Designs

The rich fall colors often associated with Thanksgiving make for some pretty stitchery designs. Stitch the free patterns for decorating your own home, or make small framed designs to share with the host or hostess of your family's holiday feast.

Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns

Design © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Patterns for cards, ornaments, and other projects abound. Whether you are wishing for Sweet Dreams or a Merry Christmas, you will find a pattern to suit your needs.

Hanukah Cross Stitch Charts

Use these Hanukkah patterns for cards, gift tags or add them to your holiday decor.

Charts to Adapt for Any Event

These designs may be altered to fit any occasion. Select floss colors that are representative of the holiday and stitch away. Choose reds, greens, and golds for Christmas, silver and blue for Hanukah, and greens for St. Patrick's Day and so forth. These designs will work for ornaments, samplers, or other holiday decorations.

More Holiday Patterns

Is your favorite holiday missing from this list of free patterns? Email me at crossstitch@aboutguide.com and let me know. I am always on the lookout for pattern ideas.

Cross Stitch Card Motifs

Create personalized greeting cards with small motifs stitch on scraps of fabric and blank card forms. Add paint, paper, or other embellishments to the cards to jazz them up and show off your creativity.

Wedding and Anniversary Cross Stitch Patterns

Weddings and Anniversaries are personal holidays couples celebrate. Make your own wedding or anniversary even more special by creating a personalized design. Cross Stitch projects also make great wedding and anniversary gifts. Stitch a special design that will be treasured through the years.

Baby-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

A new baby is cause for celebration. And, they are so cute and smell so good (most of the time). Use these free Baby-Themed Cross Stitch patterns to stitch for all your baby shower and baby gift needs. Create a unique gift for the new addition. Add the designs to a baby romper, burp cloth, or blanket. You may even want to make a special birth announcement for the parents to treasure and pass on to the child as she grows up.

Valentine's Day-Themed Graphs

Use these free Valentine's Day patterns to create unique designs for decorating, gift-giving, and more. Stitching a special, personalized design is a great way to show someone special that you love them.

Charts for St. Patrick's Day

Even if you are not Irish, it's fun to pretend, right? Make a pin and wear the green or St. Paddy's day. Decorate a tree or wreath with the small motifs. A framed sampler to display would be nice too.

Easter-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

Easter patterns range from bunnies to religious-themed designs. Create a special Easter gift for your favorite Easter egg hunter. Make and send card to special friends and family members. Or decorate a wreath or Easter Tree with the designs.

Mother's Day Patterns

Stitch a special gift for Mom. Create a card, a small framed-design or a motif for a scrapbook page. Mothers love handmade gifts, right?

Father's Day Patterns

Make a special gift for Dad to celebrate his special day. Or stitch a memorial for your father if he has passed on.

USA Patriotic Patterns

Design © Connie G. Barwick

Stitch this free charts for the Fourth of July and other times where you want to show off your feelings for the red-white-and-blue! You can also alter the colors of many of these charts to fit other occasions.

Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns

Add the designs to treat bags, cards or t-shirts. Decorate a wreath, garland, or Halloween tree. The only limit to what you can create with these designs is your imagination!

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