5 Websites Where You Can Find Free Cross Stitch Patterns

Part of free cross stitch pattern by SmartCrossStitch.com

Pic above: Part of a Christmas Deer free cross stitch pattern at smartcrossstitch.com

We all love free cross stitch patterns and they’re brilliant for beginner practice. You can spend days searching for designs online, so we’ve compiled a list of websites with simple free patterns you can download and use.

NOTE: Make sure to read the author’s notice on each pattern. While some don’t mind you selling your final work, or sharing the patterns with your friends, others have a few restrictions on use of their patterns.



1. Ann’s Cross Stitch Patterns

The best thing about Ann’s Patterns is they’re very simple to make. Some patterns are larger and need more detail than others but they all only need full cross stitches. With over 3000 designs in almost any category, you’re sure to find one to your liking. If you’re a beginner and want to create elaborate pieces with only full cross stitches, this is a good option.

2. DMC Free Patterns

Yes, your favourite floss maker has a free pattern library. You can search over 500 patterns by theme, skill level (mostly easy or intermediate) and time to stitch.

3. Gathered

Gathered.how is a curated site with a wide range of designers and contributors. They have plenty of free patterns and projects and can help you with fun gift ideas and tutorials.

4. Smart Cross Stitch

Smart Cross Stitch offers digital downloads of paid and free cross stitch patterns. Start with a few free designs and move on to famous paintings, movie characters (Harry Potter, Games of Thrones), fairytales, nature, landscapes, weddings, quotes and much more.

5. Pinterest

Although not technically a pattern provider, you can easily search pins for free cross stitch patterns and get redirected to the original website. While you’re there, don’t forget to give Cross Stitch Academy a follow.

Happy pattern hunting!