Are you someone who adores Valentine’s Day? The chocolates, the pink fluffy hearts decorating all the shops, do they make you swoon and look forward to showering your loved ones with affection and special surprises? Or are you someone who’s oh-so-over the whole thing and wish Valentine’s Day would just take a long walk off a short pier? Whether you’re feeling sweet or sassy, there’s a cross stitch or hand embroidery pattern for every mood this Valentine’s Day. We’ll start with the sweet, and work our way to the sassy (and sometimes naughty….). 😉😂
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If you’re a sucker for traditional needlework (or you know someone who is), these lovely adaptations of blackwork might be right up your alley. They are shown framed in 4″ hoops, so they make a very sweet gift that won’t take long at all to stitch up, and they feature lovely variegated Sulky Blendables® threads in two weights. The set of three consists of the Blackwork Love, Mosaic Tile, and Converging Love blackwork patterns. There is also a free basic blackwork tutorial available.
For hand embroidery lovers, the Let Love Bloom pattern makes a wonderful uplifting gift. The stitches are deceptively simple (even for beginners), and there are free hand embroidery tutorials available here.
If you’re a fan of glitter, bling, and all things glam, then this couple’s cross stitch pattern set might be just what you’re looking for. Embellished with beads and gorgeous Kreinik metallic thread, the Royal Couple pattern set is a perfect gift for the couple that loves to celebrate their love. The text can also be substituted on each pattern (say for a Queen and Queen set with the two different crowns), or the Queen and King pattern can be purchased separately.
In case you and your spouse have a cheeky sense of humour, the Joust Another Anniversary pattern is a fun way to celebrate your enduring relationship. This pattern features a few beads in the horses bridles for a little extra glam, and the detailing in the horses and riders is really fun to stitch.
For wine-loving couples, the Maybe Wine Will Help pattern is a sassy way to ensure all your relationship problems have a solution. Whether your relationship is going well or not (or you’re single and don’t know whether you care), maybe wine will help….
Speaking of being single, if you’re oh-so over Valentine’s Day and just don’t give a “fuchsia” anymore, this pattern is perfect for you (or for a friend who you know realllllly needs a good laugh). The pretty fun colours add a bit of lightheartedness to the cheeky quote. The Fresh Out of Fuchsias pattern is doable even by hand embroidery beginners, and there are free hand embroidery tutorials available here.
In case you’ve crossed over from generally being annoyed at Valentine’s Day to having a full-on hate on for the holiday, maybe the Miserable Cow pattern will help remind you that being cranky just makes your day harder. This pattern would also be a great cheeky gift to your significant other (and it is a great test of your relationship!). 😂
Just in case everything pink and red and cute makes you completely insane (whether you’re in a relationship or not), the So Much Nope pattern can express your disdain for Valentine’s Day. This deceptively simple cross stitch pattern only uses three colours, but says oh-so much….
In case you’re on the other side of the fence and really like to “celebrate” (**cough cough**) Valentine’s Day with your significant other, the Count Me Baby pattern is a cheeky reminder to make sure to get enough “sleep”… Don’t take a sleeping pill to help you nod off, just do a little counting, all night long.
For a celebratory Valentine’s Day “experience,” nothing says I love you like a very cheeky innuendo. The Telescope cross stitch pattern (part of the Mermaid Tales set) gets your point across without you having to say a word at all…. ❤️
So no matter where you fall on the scale from 1-10 about your feelings on Valentine’s Day, I hope you enjoy the day, however you choose to celebrate (or not). 😉