Peacock Lounge Free Stitching Patterns
Cross Stitch Patterns
To help you learn to cross stitch, please find below several free patterns to practice your techniques with! They are ordered from those suitable for pure beginners to those that are more suitable once you have a few patterns under your belt. Once you’ve learned the basics, head on over to the Peacock & Fig pattern shop and get stitchy. 🙂
To help those along who are new to cross stitch, please enjoy this little starter pattern! It also makes a great quick gift! To learn how to do the basic cross stitch and backstitch, go to this roundup of my best beginner tutorials here. To learn how to assemble it into the key fob shown, click here. And click on the button below to download the PDF!
10 stitches high x 10 stitches wide
1″ x 1″ on 14 count
This simple design of a lotus flower is perfect for those taking up cross stitch for the first time, or wanting a quick simple project to work on! It uses only full stitches, so it’s great practice for learning how to follow a bigger pattern. It’s the logo of the wonderful skin care company Sabbatical Beauty (used with permission). Enjoy!
35 stitches high x 56 stitches wide
3.5″ x 4″ on 14 count
This pretty cherry blossom pattern is is a great way to practice French knots and Colonial knots! There is a free video tutorial here that will teach you everything you need to know!
50 stitches high x 50 stitches wide
4″ x 4″ on 14 count
Full cross stitch and French knots/Colonial knots
Let Them Eat Cupcakes
This cute little pattern is inspired by the immortal words of Marie Antoinette! This pattern is shown in a tutorial video about how to grid your fabric using fishing line. It’s great practice for learning how to travel across a pattern with backstitch. Click on the button below to download the PDF!
60 stitches high x 40 stitches wide
4″ x 3″ on 14 count
Full stitches and backstitch
This lovely blackwork heart is a great introductory pattern if you’ve never tried blackwork! Blackwork is basically backstitch, and there is a free blackwork video tutorial here that will teach you everything you need to know!
19 stitches high x 22 stitches wide
2″ x 2″ on 14 count
Happy Mother’s Day
This cheeky pattern will certainly make an impression on Mother’s Day! This pattern is shown in a tutorial video about how to stitch a Rhodes Heart. This pattern also uses backstitch. Download the PDF below.
60 stitches high x 60 stitches wide
4.5″ x 4.5″ on 14 count
These patterns were designed as part of a series to teach basic embroidery stitches. These stitches are featured in the hand embroidery patterns of the Go Bloom Yourself collection below, so do check them out once you get the hang of these stitches! 🙂
First up you’ll need to know how to transfer your pattern to your fabric before you start stitching, you can find that tutorial below:
First up you’ll need to learn and practice straight stitch. This pretty pattern is shown in a tutorial about how to stitch the straight stitch, backstitch, and running stitch. Download the PDF below.
3.5″ x 3.5″
Stem stitch & split stitch
This pretty stitched text is shown in a tutorial about how to do the stem stitch and split stitch. Download the PDF pattern below.
3.5″ x 3.5″
This lovely heart pattern is shown in a tutorial about how to do the satin stitch. Download the PDF pattern below.
3.5″ x 3.5″
Want more stitching tutorials and free patterns? Peacock & Fig also teaches full stitching classes on Skillshare, and the patterns are exclusive to students of those classes. Currently there is a beginner’s hand embroidery class with a pretty floral monogram hoop pattern, and also a beginner’s cross stitch class. And by clicking this link you’ll get two months free access to Skillshare, so you can watch as many of the classes as you like and stitch up a storm. 🙂
Please note: Each and every one of the free patterns on this page are made with love for the enjoyment of my wonderful Peacock Lounge members, and I ask that you don’t share the link or post the patterns themselves online, or share the patterns by any means. Instead, let your friends know how to sign up so they can become a Peacock Lounge member and reap the rewards, just like you! Here is the link to the sign up form, please copy and paste that to anyone you think would also enjoy these patterns — peacockandfig.com/join-now/. Also please note that these patterns cannot be used for commercial purposes. All patterns are the copyright of Dana Batho.