Where to Find Free Cross-Stitch Patterns? The ULTIMATE LIST [2023]

Hi, friends! In this post, you will find a mega list of absolutely free cross-stitch patterns. Most of the patterns were shared for free by the makers for personal use (please make sure to always familiarize yourself with the copyright rules for each design on the maker’s website!). Have fun!

The list is ordered alphabetically!

Tip: to search the list by keyword on your desktop, hit the left Ctrl+F key.


123 Stitch Patterns by Various Designers, for personal use

7 Free Beginner Cross-Stitch Patterns by the Spruce Crafts

9 Free Cross-Stitch and Back Stitch Alphabets by the Spruce Crafts

900+ Best free cross stitch patterns ideas in 2023 Pinterest board but PLEASE double-check if the patterns are actually free. I see a lot of people not understanding cross-stitch copyright and that stuff published on the Internet is not free until specifically advertised as such by the designer.


Ajisai Press Free Blackwork Cross-Stitch Charts for personal use

Alita Designs – hundreds of free cross stitch patterns that you can download, print and use in your crafts projects

Amanda Gregory Cross-Stitch Designs for personal use

Anchor free cross-stitch patterns for personal use

Ann Logan Cross Stitch Patterns – Free Charts for personal use

Anne les petite croix – Some classic/traditional cross-stitch patterns (the site is in French!) for personal use

Antique Pattern Library – awesome vintage patterns available online.

Appleseed Prim Free Charts for personal use

Art of Stitching Free Charts for personal use

Artecy Free Cross-Stitch Charts for personal use

Atomic Marsha free patterns for personal use


Backstage Stitches Free Cross-Stitch Patterns for personal use

Badass Cross Stitch Subversive Modern Cross-Stitch for personal use

Barack Obama free cross-stitch portrait digital pattern on the Guardian

Beautiful and completely free blackwork charts from Blackwork Journey for personal use

Blackwork Archive inspired by historical needlework of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, but they are all original designs by http://www.elizabethan.org/

Borduurblog – Free blackwork designs / free cross-stitch

Brooke’s Books Publishing Cross-Stitch Freebies – pages 1, 2, 3

Buzy Bobbins Free Cross Stitch Charts for personal use

Byrd’s Nest patterns – free for your personal or charitable use


Chatelaine Design by Martina Rosenberg – “Châtelaine” manner free patterns

Christmas Themed Cross Stitch Patterns – compilation by the Spruce Crafts

CloudsFactory Free Contemporary Patterns for personal use

Complimentary Blue Ribbon Designs

Cosmic Handmade Free Cross-Stitch Charts – page 1 and page 2

Cottage Garden Samplings’s Free Cross-Stitch Patterns

Craft Gossip – This site doesn’t own the patterns in their freebies section, they just curate them.

Craft with Cartwright – free cross stitch patterns library

Cross Stitch Lab Freebies for personal use

Cross Stitch Quest – Free geeky cross stitch patterns

Crossed Wing Collection Free cross-stitch patterns for personal use

Cross-Stitch Club CSC Free cross-stitch patterns

Cross-Stitch Vienna Free Modern Cross-Stitch Patterns for personal use

CyberStitchers’ Selection of Free Patterns by Various Designers for personal use


DesignWorks free stitching charts ideas

DragonBear traditional, Middle Ages, classic cross-stitch patterns mixed in with history

Dragon Dreams dragon-themed cross-stitch charts

Dobby Cross-Stitch Design by Kimberly Allard

DMC Free Cross Stitch Charts – the popular maker of floss offers over 200 modern cross-stitch patterns


Easy Bat Halloween Cross- Stitch Pattern by Yawns And Yarn

Easy Candy Corn Halloween Cross- Stitch Pattern by Yawns And Yarn

Easy Frankenstein’s Monster, Zombie, and Ghost Halloween Cross- Stitch Patterns by Yawns And Yarn

Embroiderbee’s Primary Hive free cross-stitch charts

Facebook Cross Stitchers Love Freebies Group


Fat Quarter Shop free cross-stitch patterns for personal use.

Freepatterns.com Cross Stitch Category

Free Blackwork and Cross-Stitch Designs (the blog is in Dutch so Google Translate if needed!)

Free Blackwork Patterns from Black Pearl Designs Russian Blackwork

Free chupin’s Xstitch by Claire93’s Blog

Free Cross-Stitch Patterns by Ritacuna – including cute foods patterns!

Free Cross Stitch Patterns by Vi Sa – an open Facebook group where Vi Sa shares her free cross-stitch patterns – most but not all are large full coverage pieces.

Free Cross-Stitch Patterns Newsletter by Teacups and Thread

Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books

Free Happy Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern by the Spruce Crafts

Free Love Letter Valentine Cross-Stitch Pattern by the Spruce Crafts

Free Patterns Online by Carrie Luhmann Pieniozek for personal use

Free Video Games Themes Cross-Stitch Patterns by ☆=Sleepy Creations Cross Stitch=☆

Funny Cows Cross-Stitch Charts by the Marottes de Nathalie


Gvello Stitch Free Patterns – a great source of Ukrainian borders and corners!


Haftix Patterns Mega Directory of Free Counted Cross-Stitch Patterns for personal use

Happiness is Cross-stitching -The famous and beautiful cat series 🙂

Happiness is Cross-stitching – And the freebie pattern section from the same maker

Heartstring Samplery Free Patterns! Also, check out the blog for more free charts at www.thetwistfamily.blogspot.com

Heaven and Earth Designs Free Cross-Stitch Charts Page

HobbyLoco free original cross stitch patterns page 1 & page 2


lpanne free cross-stitch patterns – a very talented person, who shares their patterns (including a very cool Great British Bake Off pattern series!!) on devianart.

Ingleside Imaginarium Free Charts for personal use

iStitch freebies for personal use

Internet Archive – vintage cross-stitch books. Register for free and borrow a book for 1 hour – also for free!



Keenstitch free patterns Facebook album

Keeping it Real Easy and Free Cross Stitch Charts for personal use


Life is a Pigsty free cross-stitch pattern – Morrissey song title cross-stitch by Follow the White Bunny

Lizzie*Kate Blog – You can find very cute freebies there 🙂

Love Crafts – free cross-stitch pattern collection. They have a lot of the DMC free charts but also other designers!


Make it Pink Freebies – as per info on the page, use coupon code “FREE”.

Math & Science Cross-Stitch Patterns – hosted on ko-fi so you can also tip if you wish to 🙂

Modern cross-stitch including anime, cartoons, movies, geeky stuff and more from Birdie Stitching


Night Spirit Studio Free Goth Cross Stitch Patterns for personal use

Notorious Needle – Free Cross-Stitch Patterns (after subscribing to the newsletter)

Nordic Needle free patterns – blackwork, hardanger, and cross-stitch




Raven Coven shares a free pattern every week.

reddit /CrossStitch Group’s Free Monthly Patterns by Wild Violet for personal use (but donations are encouraged! :))

reddit /CrossStitch Group patterns flair – lots and lots of free patterns by talented people


Social media – search by ‘free cross stitch pattern’ keyword

Some DIY Tumblr – list of free cross-stitch patterns sources

Stichtrove Free Patterns Browser – Stitchrove mapped free patterns from other sources and put them in one place. They recently asked me for consent so they are good people 😉

Stitching at the Lilac Thicket collected a LOT of websites with free patterns, look at the left sidepanel.

Stitching Dream – The author stitches designs she likes and links to the sources of the free patterns.

suzustitch free charts – suzustitch is a beginner pattern designer and is offering her beautiful creations for free at the moment.


The Artful Freebie Club – free cross stitch patterns added weekly.

The Art of Stitching – free patterns

The Space of stitching – Free cross-stitch patterns for beginners, for personal use

The Twisted Stitcher – free designs

The Marottes de Nathalie Positive Affirmations Free Cross- Stitch Charts in EN, DE, FR, and ES

Tiny Modernist Free Cross-Stitch Patterns



Vintage cross-stitch patterns from the MET Open Access repository.


Wayne Rooney free cross-stitch pattern from the Guardian

Wild Olive’s free kawaii cross-stitch patterns

Wizardi free cross-stitch patterns for personal use


Yes, I am Corgeous – Free Cross Stitch Pattern by Hoohla Crafts for personal use

Don’t know how to read a cross-stitch chart? Read this guide.

* Cross-stitch Vienna charts are “free for personal use” only. What does that mean? Find out what you can do with patterns designed by Cross-Stitch Vienna here. *


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