Are you ready to see some spooktacular free Halloween embroidery patterns?! (Sorry, I know that was lame. haha) I found 18 amazing hand embroidery designs for you to check out!
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The cooler weather is starting to appear and I’m not mad about it. I know I might sometimes complain about Canadian winters, but deep down, I know I’m not built for warmer climates. Two months of summer is long enough for me. Autumn is my favourite. And with Autumn comes cozy sits by the fireplace with something to sew and an audiobook to listen to. Perfection.
So I’m back with another round up post, this time of FREE Halloween embroidery patterns! I love beautiful, reusable seasonal decor. And nothing has more moody & spooky-season vibes than artwork you’ve literally stabbed hundreds of times. lol
There are some great free halloween cross stitch patterns in this list too, as well as a short list of DIY kits (not free) that I thought you would also like to see.
Free Halloween Embroidery Patterns
I just finished designing this delightfully creepy spiderweb and felt spider with an attitude, and since I believe in shameless self-promotion, I’m putting it first on the list! 😀 (You can find the little bats as part of a Halloween pattern set here.)
I’ve been wanting to try this hoop trend of connecting two coordinating designs. This spider and his web might be just the pattern to try out!
2. Candy Bats
Gosh these are cute!
3. Black Cat
The Gathered website has a few more Halloween designs to choose from as well.
This reminds me of Charlotte’s web!
5. Witch Hat
I like that the purple stitching on this hat gives it a more modern look instead of using black.
A sweet young witch with puffed sleeves and docile cat.
This download actually has several designs including some fall leaves, pumpkin with a bat, a fall latte and a harvest vignette.
I love how simple little elements like making one of the spider’s eye larger than the other can have such a dramatic effect on the finished project.
I don’t know if Harry Potter is technically Halloween-themed, but I believe it’s never wrong to include an HP reference no matter what I’m rounding up!
10. Kitschy Witch
That is one sassy outfit!
Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns
I personally make the distinction between cross stitch and other embroidery. Even though they are all hand embroidery, they are very different genres. So I’ve split them up in this post too.
That cheerful little candy corn is my fave!
This would be so satisfying to stitch up in a couple of hours and give to a friend who loves the spooky season.
13. Creepy Spiders
I don’t like spiders. Turns out, I don’t really like the realistically stitched kind either. I’ll pass on this design but the web printed aida cloth is pretty cool!
14. Pumpkin Spice
Haha, I find this amusing. Even though I have zero problem with people partaking in whatever little treats and activities bring them joy. You do you! (I don’t like pumpkin spice but I will blast BSB with no shame!)
You could make the bubbly brew in whatever colours suit your decor the best.
You could make this one extra creepy by painting or staining the hoop black.
18. Happy Fall
And here’s something more on the cheerful side and less on the spooky side.
Bonus: 8 Halloween Embroidery Kits
Sometimes you can only get so far when searching for free patterns. So I turned to Etsy to see what else I could find in the way of fun Halloween embroidery patterns.
So I rounded up 8 really incredible DIY embroidery kits, in case you’d like all the materials neatly gathered up and packaged for you! Some of these designs are also available separately as a PDF pattern download too.
(While I was searching though, I found out I had to be careful. Turns out there’s a lot of mass produced designs being sold by multiple shops. I tried really hard to only link to independently created designs by actual embroidery artists!)
Creepy AND artsy! What’s not to love?!
This artist is local to me and I just love all of their patterns!
Samplers like this are so great for practicing new stitches. There’s a couple stitches in this victorian house that I don’t recognize!
4. Pumpkin Girl
I love finding modern and unique embroidery designs.
5. Stay Spooky
This little quirky vampire bat is so cute!!
I just noticed that the other flowers in the bouquet are candy corn!
7. Ghost Garden
I didn’t know ghosts could be this adorable!
8. Flying Witch
Another sassy witch on a broomstick.
That’s it for DIY kits and free Halloween embroidery patterns! I hope you found something you love enough to stitch this spooky season. As the weather cools off, there’s nothing I like better than sitting with a hot drink, a cheesy movie and an embroidery project.
Have a Happy & Stitchy Halloween!