Top 10 Free Floral Cross-Stitch Designs for Any Skill Level, from Beginner to Advanced!
Our collection of free cross-stitch patterns keeps growing and we would like to share another selection of charts that can be a great introduction to the art of cross-stitching or help you practice your skills (If you’ve missed our previous compilation, you can check it out here).
This time, we’ve put together a top 10 of free patterns dedicated to the diversity of the floral world. The selection features various flowers: poppies, roses, sunflowers – you name it! We’re sure you’ll pick a design that meets your aesthetic taste and inspires you to practice or even take up cross-stitching!
Pattern number 10 - Bellflowers
This monochrome pattern by Nadezhda Mashtakova will work for cross-stitching enthusiasts who appreciate simplicity. The laconic yet elegant design will fit into any modern, Scandinavian-style interior and will look good as part of a minimalistic home décor item, such as a sofa cushion or bedding.
The pattern uses the DMC color palette and is 11 by 9 cm (4.3 by 3.5 inches) in size, if stitched on 6 count Aida canvas. You can download it for free here.
Pattern number 9 – The Peony with Aquarelle Background
If you enjoy minimalistic cross-stitch designs but would like to put some color into the black and white, consider another pattern by Nadezhda Mashtakova that depicts lush peonies with pastel aquarelle-style background. The pattern looks like a watercolor painting and is a wonderful addition to your home interior as a framed piece. It goes without saying that this tender peony design will style up any item it is stitched on. By the way, cross-stitching beliefs have it that the peony is a flower of joy, a symbol of passion and sensual love.
Measuring 48 by 33 stitches, this beautiful pattern uses 14 DMC colors and is best stitched on 16 count Aida canvas. Follow this link to download the free chart.
Pattern number 8 - Purple Poppy
This gorgeous dark purple poppy looks chic and stunning – imagine decorating your shirt or any other piece of clothing or accessory with this design by Nadine Grigorieva! Sized 8.89 by 17.96 cm (or 3.5 by 7 inches), the pattern uses such techniques as cross-stitch, half cross-stitch and backstitch.
Also, according to cross-stitching superstitions, poppies symbolize virility and assistance in resolving fertility issues. If this is something that resonates with you, you are more than welcome to grab the free PDF pattern at this link.
Pattern number 7 - Violet Flower
Prefer lighter purple? Check out this cute design of a pot violet by Elena Lartsova! It’s perfect not just as a framed cross-stitch piece, but also as part of decorative art. Use it to give a new lease of life to an old clothing item or in fact anything with a stitchable surface.
This free pattern is 38 by 81 stitches in size and uses 14 count Aida. As for the color palette, the pattern uses 23 DMC colors and 42 blends. Check it out here.
Pattern number 6 - Yellow Spring Flowers
If you would like to cross-stitch a bouquet of potted flowers rather than just one flower, then you might want to go with this cheerful pattern by the cross-stitch brand Oven. Featuring white and yellow daffodils, the design is filled with spring vibes.
The chart uses DMC threads and is 38 by 54 stitches in size. As for the techniques, the pattern uses full cross-stitch and backstitch. This is a very simple spring-themed design that is also beginner-friendly. Get your free PDF chart now at this link.
Pattern number 5 – The Calla
The calla lily is associated with purity, holiness, innocence, fertility, as well as rebirth and resurrection. This graceful cross-stitch design by the cross-stitch brand Letistitch depicts a pink calla – this flower signifies admiration and appreciation.
The pattern uses 27 Anchor floss colors and the recommended canvas is 16 count Zweigart Aida. The finished design is sized 7.14 by 21.75 cm (or 2.81 by 8.56 inches). If you find this floral design appealing, download the free chart here.
Pattern number 4 – The Poinsettia
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see a poinsettia? Surely, it’s Christmas time - the flower is commonly associated with love and hope and stands for positivity and Christmas joy. Poinsettias come in different colors, not just in red, but also in pink, just like in this free cross-stitch design by Oven. The gorgeous flower has a universal meaning of success, positivity, and good luck – isn’t that a good reason to pick this pattern for your next cross-stitch project?
The chart uses 12 DMC colors and measures 75 by 80 stitches. Download it for free here.
Pattern number 3 – The Sunflower
This nonconventional sunflower-themed design by Nadine Grigorieva can have many different meanings, which makes it an interesting choice. Mark the start of the school year, celebrate the beauty and vastness of our planet Earth, or hold onto summer a little longer with this free cross-stitch pattern!
The colorful design uses the DMC palette and measures 60 by 85 stitches. The finished piece stitched on 14 count Aida is sized 10.89 by 15.42 cm (or approximately 4.3 by 6.1 inches). Get your PDF copy of the chart free of charge at this link.
Pattern number 2 – The Rosehip
At this point you might be wondering why our top 10 hasn’t featured a rose-themed design yet. Well, we definitely couldn’t ignore the rose plant and, before you get to pattern number 1, we would like to share a cross-stitch design by Alena Koshkina depicting the fruit of the rose - the tender rosehip!
Being 97 by 95 stitches in size, the finished design measures 18 by 17 cm (or 7.1 by 6.7 inches) when stitched on 14 count Aida 3706/713 canvas. The free pattern uses 27 DMC colors and 2 blends and utilizes the cross stitch, backstitch and French knot embroidery techniques. Click this link to download the PDF file at no cost.
Pattern number 1 - Vintage Rose
Obviously, this top 10 list wouldn’t be complete without this magnificent flower! According to the cross-stitching beliefs, the rose, the queen of flowers, symbolizes martyrdom and charity.
This striking rose-themed design by Nadezhda Mashtakova is just 10 by 10 cm (3.9 by 3.9 inches) in size, which makes it a nice introduction to cross-stitching if you are a beginner and gives you the freedom to use it in a variety of ways. Just an idea: this elaborate ross-stitch design is perfect for decorating a pin cushion or scissor fob.
The recommended canvas type is count 16 Aida, but as for the canvas color, you are only limited by your imagination. The pattern uses 11 colors of the DMC palette. Your free PDF copy is waiting for you here.
We sincerely hope we’ve given you some great ideas for your next floral-themed cross-stitch project. Even if flowers are not you thing, you are welcome to explore our fast-growing collection of absolutely free cross-stitch patterns - the variety of designs is truly mindblowing and caters to any taste.
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