Oh, the weather outside is frightful…so stay inside and stitch! I love browsing stitching patterns whether I’m browsing online needlework sites, Etsy, cross-stitch magazines, or I make it to a local needlework shop. And, we are so lucky that many professional and hobbyist designers have free patterns that they have made available online.
Even though Christmas and the holidays have passed, we are still in throes of winter here in the northern hemisphere, I decided to round-up a few winter themed free cross-stitch patterns I found online.
Here are the links to some great free cross-stitch patterns online with winter themes:
- “First Snow” by The Drawn Thread. This lovely pattern of a tall evergreen tree uses several specialty stitches for a stitcher looking for a bit of a challenge.
- “Let It Snow” by Helga Mandl. I love the long carrot nose and wide mouth on this rustic-style snowman.
- “Winter Freebie” by The Sitcherhood. You can stitch this seasonal sign in plenty of time before the snow melts.
- “Winter Biscournu” by The Victoria Sampler. This beautiful design uses several specialty stitches and could be stitched as an ornament or biscournu/pincushion.
- “Free Snowman” by Sue Hillis. This adorable snowman doesn’t seem to mind the “frightful” weather.
- “You Melt My Heart” by Barbara Ana. This cute snowman would also make a great quick stitch for Valentine’s Day.
- “Snowflake Quaker II” by Embroiderbee. If you love Quaker-style designs, this delicate snowflake pattern is for you.
- “Blackwork Snowflake” by Lorraine Clarke. Whether you enjoy blackwork or are looking for a small project to try blackwork, this little snowflake would look lovely.
- “Winter Snowflake” by Rabbit Girl Crafts. Last, but not least, here is the little snowflake I designed and shared in 2017. It would make a great last-minute gift for someone.
One of the things I love about all of these patterns is that they are all small, quick stitches. These would make great last-minute gifts or quick projects to work on in -between larger projects. They would make great seasonal ornaments, mini-pillows, or small framed pieces.
Background snowflake graphic designed by Kjpargeter / Freepik.