8 Christmas Needlepoint Pattern Favorites

Stitch These Christmas Needlepoint Patterns All Year Long

Ponderosa Pines Full-Color Needlepoint Chart
Ponderosa Pines Full-Color Needlepoint Pattern. © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

Decorating your home for the holidays can be both fun and satisfying. These eight winter-themed needlepoint patterns make great Christmas holiday decorating ideas that will add charm, color and character to your home.

Each needlepoint pattern can be finished into a variety of decorative items including pillows, ornaments, stockings and more! However, there's no need to wait for Christmas to stitch and display them; you can make and showcase them throughout the year.

Updated by Althea DeBrule,...MORE Needlepoint Expert

  • 01 of 08

    Noble Forest Winter Needlepoint Design

    Beginners will love stitching this super easy needlepoint pattern. Although designed with a winter cabin in mind, the 7-inch square needlepoint project is ideal for making a mini pillow, pin cushion, trivet or an inset for a wall-hanging.

    Use the completed needlepoint to decorate a vacation cabin or to display on a table or hang in a window at Christmastime or during winter break.

    If you are making it for the Christmas holiday, use bright green and red metallic threads for the trees and tiny...MORE hearts. For a colorful winter-themed decorating item, work the needlepoint design in softer shades of green and red Persian Yarn.

  • 02 of 08

    Ponderosa Pines Bargello Needlepoint Design

    Ponderosa Pines Full-Color Needlepoint Chart
    Ponderosa Pines Full-Color Needlepoint Pattern. © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

    Stitch a Bargello style grove of Ponderosa Pine trees for your home, or as a gift. The small needlepoint project works up quickly in Long Stitch.

    Although the stylistic trees look great worked in 100% wool, try using stranded cotton or silk to highlight the green pines.

    Turn the finished needlepoint into a lovely beverage coaster or Christmas tree ornament.

  • 03 of 08

    Christmas Nativity Figures Needlepoint Series

    Nativity Series - Holy Family. © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

    Start a new Holiday tradition by stitching individual Nativity needlepoint figures. There are 12 figures in the series and each one measures about 3x4 inches when worked on #18 mesh canvas. They can be worked in basic tent stitches along with a few decorative ones.

    After each figure is stitched, work a simple background in your choice of colors and turn the completed needlework into a stand-up figure.

  • 04 of 08

    Fairytale & Nutcracker Needlepoint Patterns

    Take a look at these 10 Fairytale-inspired, quick and easy projects worked in continental stitch on #10-mesh needlepoint canvas. You'll enjoy working a 3.5 x 7.5 inch nutcracker, baker, prince, princess and more with this fun needlepoint patterns.

    Each pattern is worked in 8-10 colors, and are the perfect "scrap basket" project as a full skein of Persian or Tapestry wool is only necessary for the background color.

    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08

    Winterscapes Needlepoint Designs

    This versatile project features six individual motifs that can be worked separately as Christmas ornaments, or together to make a pretty needlepoint pillow top or wall-hanging for the holidays.

    Use 12 different colors of scrap threads you have on hand as well as pieces of #13 or #14-mesh single thread canvas.

  • 06 of 08

    Snowman with Heart Needlepoint Chart

    Snowman with Heart Full-Color Needlepoint Pattern. © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

    Beginners will love making this quick-to-stitch pattern featuring an adorable snowman offering a heartfelt gift, while dressed in his winter best. This project makes the perfect gift tag or tree ornament with its square shape and colorful appearance.

    It’s worked in 9 colors of needlepoint thread in Continental Stitch accented with French knots on #13-mesh needlepoint canvas. 

  • 07 of 08

    Holiday Needlepoint Stars and Trees

    If you are looking for a fun stitching challenge for Christmas, consider working these quick and easy needlepoint patterns for a small square medallion or pillow front.

    The trees make a larger design that can be worked on waste canvas directly onto a table runner or assorted kitchen linens. You can be as creative as you wish with the fun needlepoint designs.

  • 08 of 08

    Swedish Needlepoint Ornament

    For quick and last minute Christmas stitching, try making this simple Swedish Ornament in traditional holiday colors leftover from last year's needlepoint projects.

    Designed for #14-mesh needlepoint canvas, the 2-inch square design is worked in mosaic stitch for a smooth and satin effect. In less than 4 hours you can make at least two of these fun ornaments.

Noble Forest, Winterscapes, Ponderosa Pines, Snowman with Heart and Needlepoint Stars and Trees can be joined together and finished into a rug to create a gorgeous addition to your holiday decorating! You may need to adjust the background to make the designs the same size; but it will be well worth the time and additional stitching.