The Christmas stitching season is here! I love a cross stitch project because making all those little x’s is oh so satisfying and relaxing! So I found the 12 best, prettiest, modern and FREE Christmas cross stitch patterns available.
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It’s never too early to be thinking about Christmas.
Would you be appalled if I told you I started my Christmas planning in July?! Ok to be fair it was all business-related Christmas planning. But still.
I’ve been working on new items and ornaments for my Etsy shop, as well as some new patterns that I’m really excited about!
Every year I try to add one more handmade decoration to my Christmas collection. This year I think it will be the Home Alone inspired ornament I found for this round up of 12 Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns. 🙂
I’ve also found 15 Free Christmas Hand Embroidery Patterns for you to look through if you’re ready to branch out from cross stitch.
And if you’re looking for more Christmas-themed DIY ideas, check out these posts:
DIY Reusable Gift Bags
‘Be Merry’ Felt Banner
25 Unique Handmade Gift Ideas
Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
1. Truck & Tree
For a rustic/farmhouse/shabby chic kind of Christmas!
2. Lamp Post
This one is very ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
3. Christmas Mouse
Well that’s just the cutest little critter!
These furry friend tags are no longer available unfortunately, I’m so sorry if they’re what brought you to this post. I hope the cute mouse above will be an appropriate substitute!
4. Jingle All The Way
The DMC website has lots of free cross stitch patterns, this one was my favourite! I think the colours are really modern.
5. Ya Filthy Animal
This line is always a good idea. Classic really.
A beautiful and elegant design!
If the snowflake design below is what brought you to this post, then I must apologize because it appears this pattern is no longer available. So I found the one above to replace it, and I think it’s equally adorable! You could make it in the same style, using blue aida fabric and white stitching and you can still add some cute little beads and satin ribbon.
7. Cross Stitch Christmas Sampler
Sweet for a festive Christmas banner.
You have to scroll a bit to find this pattern, there’s lots of patterns for every season to go through!
9. Ornament Hoops
Ohhh I love a good pom pom fringe!
10. Sampler of Characters
You could make this pattern in an afternoon and turn it into a card or a bookmark!
Cute little Christmas baubles!
12. Rainbow Christmas Tree
Modern and festive, what’s not to love?
I love it when I stumble on new patterns that I can add to this type of post!
13. Cross Stitch Initial Gift Tags
14. Peppermint Forest
More bobble fringe! <3
15. St. Lucia’s Day Cross Stitch
I’ve included this one because she looks so festive!
If none of these strike your fancy, you should also check out this post of 17 Modern Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns.
Every time I click on #3. Furry Friends, it takes me to Simplicity.com. Are they not available anymore?
I’m so sorry but those patterns appear to no longer be available. I found an adorable free Christmas mouse cross stitch pattern as a replacement though!
Ruth cartwright says
Such a sweet collection of patterns, I’ll have to add some of these to my stitching list
The snowflake pattern blue and white link sends you to a simplicity pattern site fir clothing. Help, I love that pattern.
Hi Darlene, I’m so sorry but that pattern is no longer available. 🙁 I found a replacement snowflake pattern though, so be sure to check that one out instead!
Cute patterns and just what I was looking for. FYI though, the Lamp post pattern (#2) is no longer free. Too bad because I jumped through her initial sign up hoops just to get it and then learned it wasn’t even one of her free patterns.
Oh I’m sorry that pattern didn’t work out for you. It still says it’s free in the author’s blog post, maybe you could try contacting her to see if there’s been a mistake?
Thanks so much!