Did Someone Say Free? Cross Stitch Patterns from A to Z

Free Printable Cross Stitch Sayings and Samplers

There are so many samplers and sayings from around the internet that are free! Check out a few examples below. Remember to be respectful of the creator's copyright rules. 

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    A Penny Saved Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Cross Stitch patterns for the numismatic people in your life or to make a cover for the beach fund bank.
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    A Penny Vacuum Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Cross Stitch pattern, A Penny Vacuum Sampler, for the coin-collector with a sense of humor, or to make a piggy bank cover.
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    A True Friend Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this little design about true friends for your best friend, a new friend, or a friend who has been there for you during a rough time.
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    African Proverb Collection

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Choose from three African proverb Cross Stitch patterns. Stitch them with the floss colors of your choice.
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    Alphabet Sampler Cross Stitch Patterns

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the samplers individually or collect all the alphabet samplers to stitch for a larger project. For some letters, alternate selections are provided. Use the designs to make a cloth alphabet book for a child. Stitch the sampler for a teacher or to help a child learn his or her letters.
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    Always Your Child Saying Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    This pattern was inspired by a few lines from a Peter Gabriel song, Father, Son.
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    An Apple a Day - Small Sampler Pattern

    Stitch this chart for a person who decorates their home with an apple motif.
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    Astronomy Saying and Samplers Cross Stitch Patterns

    My sweetie is in to astronomy. He has all these books and a fancy new telescope. Now we are just waiting for clear, dry, skies so we can look at all the stars and planets. After hearing about all this stuff while he was researching his purchases, I was inspired to create these patterns.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Blackboard sampler to celebrate Back-to-School or as a gift for your favorite teacher. It would also make a great magnet motif for hanging your kid's work on the fridge.
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    Be Happy Saying (Collette)

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Be Happy Cross Stitch Saying (attributed to Collete) for a literary friend, or use the border for another project.
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    Be Kind to Others Saying

    An intricate border surrounds a simple sampler. Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, Rice Stitch, Eyelet Stitch, and Four-Sided Stitch are all used in the design.

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    Blooming Flowers Saying Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Blooming Flower saying in the floss colors of your choice. The saying is attributed to Lady Bird Johnson.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the cheery free Butterfly Blessing to display in a child's room or elsewhere in your home. The Butterfly Motif is based on a design by Rain Blanken, About.com Guide to DIY Fashion. Check out Rain's Patch, Stencil, and Spray Painting Designs.
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    Cactus Cross Stitch Sampler Chart

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick

    Stitch this free Cross Stitch Cactus Sampler to display in your home or for a friend with a green thumb. The design incorporates the names of cactus and succulents in an alphabetical order with a motif inspired by the Cactus Pot Quilt Block.

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    Cheese Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Cheese Cross Stitch Sampler design for fans of fromage or use it to decorate your own kitchen.
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    Chinese Harmony Saying Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Chinese Harmony Cross Stitch pattern for your meditation room or to add to a tote. Use the suggested color or select your favorite color to stitch the chart.
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    Christmas Tree Saying Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Christmas Tree Saying Cross Stitch pattern or use the border alone as a frame for a favorite Christmas photo. (This saying about Christmas trees is attributed to Charles N. Barnard.)
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    Close the Door Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Close the Door Saying to hang on the screen door to remind the kids to keep it closed. This sounds just like something my Grandmother would have said!
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    Do Not Weep Patttern Collection

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this Do Not Weep poem for a bereaved friend or in memory of a special loved one.
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    Early Bird Saying Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Early Bird saying Cross Stitch pattern or the slightly sarcastic variation for yourself, a friend, or family member.
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    Enter His Courts Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Use these motifs to create Thanksgiving decorations or to remind yourself to be thankful the year round.
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    Faith, Hope, Love Saying Patterns

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch these free Faith, Hope, Love Cross Stitch patterns with the floss colors of your choice.
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    Fall Down, Stand Up Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Fall Down, Get Up Saying to stitch for a inspiring project. Use the suggested colors or alter the colors as you like.
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    Free Peace, Love, and Strength Blessing Cross Stitch Pattern

    Stitch this free Peace, Love, and Strength Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to hang in your entryway or beside your back door to send guests and family on their way with good wishes.
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    Gather Ye Rosebuds (Kitties) Saying

    Stitch this easy Gather Ye Rosebuds pattern for the cat lover in your life or yourself. This saying was inspired by the classic poetry of Robert Herrick.
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    Gather Ye Rosebuds (Puppies) Saying

    Stitch this easy Gather Ye Rosebuds pattern for the dog lover in your life or yourself. This saying was inspired by the classic poetry of Robert Herrick.
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    Stitch this free In All Things Give Thanks pattern for your Thanksgiving decorations or as a personal statement of faith.
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    God Is My Refuge Pattern

    Stitch this free God Is My Refuge Cross Stitch pattern with the floss colors suggested or choose your own for a unique design.
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    Golden Rule Saying Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Golden Rule Saying, offered in formats from simple to complex, for a special decoration for your home or as a gift for family or friends.
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    Good Neighbors Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this quilt-inspired design for a special neighbor or friend.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Gratitude saying pattern for a Thanksgiving decoration or an everyday reminder of the sentiment.
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    His Eye is On the Sparrow Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free His Eye Is On The Sparrow pattern as a reminder of your faith or as a gift for a friend or relative.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free In All Things Give Thanks pattern for your Thanksgiving decorations or as a personal statement of faith.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Irish Blessing Cross Stitch pattern to display at St. Patrick's Day or throughout the year.
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    Languages of Love Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Add an international flair to a gift for someone special - as a Valentine or just because you care.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    This quote has been attributed to many sources, one of them Eleanor Roosevelt.
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    Love is Patient Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Love is Patient design for a bridal gift, Valentine remembrance, or just to surprise someone you love.
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    Madeleine L'Engle Hope Quote Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Everyone who knows me well is aware of my affection for Madeleine L'Engle's books. I remember the first time I checked out A Wrinkle in Time from the school library. I also remember staying up late and reading more of the Time Quartet at a friends house - I had not realized there were more books in the series. Now, I have read all her fiction books with the exception of Ilsa which is out of print and out of my price range on eBay. I was saddened when she passed away. I found a quote from...MORE A Wrinkle in Time about hope inspiring, so I decided to chart it using the Art Deco X motif in the design.
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    Many Hands Saying Cross Stitch Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    This saying encourages everyone to work together. Stitch it in the colors of your choice.
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    Math Symbols Sampler Cross Stitch Chart

    Stitch this free Math Symbol Sampler Chart for your favorite student or teacher.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the monthly minisamplers as individual projects or collect all twelve for a larger project.
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    Nine-Square Back Stitch Sampler

    Photo © Veronique
    Photo © Veronique

    Learn some new stitches as you complete this back stitch sampler or stitch the individual blocks for small designs. This image shows Veronique's interpretation of this pattern.

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    Now Join Hands Saying Wedding Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the free Now Join Hands Wedding pattern for a special Bride and Groom, or to commemorate your own wedding day.
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    On This Day Wedding Sampler

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Personalize the On This Day Wedding pattern for a special wedding day remembrance.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free Art Saying Chart with a quote from Picasso for an artistic or creative friend or family member. You could also make it to keep for yourself, of course.
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    Punctuation Symbols Sampler Cross Stitch Chart

    Stitch this free Punctuation Symbols Sampler pattern for your favorite student or teacher.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick

    This bands in the free Read My Tea Leaves Cross Stitch pattern were inspired by the Tea Leaf Quilt Block pattern. As I wrote this poem, I imagined a young girl sitting in the kitchen asking her grandmother or old aunt to read her tea leaves and tell her fortune, hoping for a good one.

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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free cross stitch pattern for a sentimental small framed design or card.
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    Science Symbols Sampler Cross Stitch Chart

    Stitch this free Science Symbols Cross Stitch pattern for you favorite student, teacher or scientist.
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    Stitch this free saying from Shakespeare's The Tempest Cross Stitch pattern for a literary friend.
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    Stitch this free saying from Shakespeare's The Tempest Cross Stitch pattern for a literary friend.
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    Small Sayings Collection

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch a small saying to accompany a larger design, for a scrapbook page, or for a Cross Stitch card.
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    Stitch this free Spring Follows Winter Cross Stitch saying for a gift or to decorate your home.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free cross stitch pattern for a sentimental small framed design or card.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch this free There's No Place Like Home saying for a pillow or framed design to decorate your home or add the design to a comfort blanket or quilt for you child to take to daycare.
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    Vintage Valentine Posy and Saying

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Choose from three pattern variations based on a vintage Valentine postcard design from the collection of About.com Guide to Collectibles, Barbara Crews.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    This free Welcome Friends Saying Cross Stitch pattern was designed using the letters from the free Alphabet Block sampler. The Welcome Friends Saying may be stitched individually or in conjunction with the Alphabet Block sampler for a larger project.
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    Zen Saying Sampler Pattern

    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Design © Connie G. Barwick
    Stitch the individual motifs for smaller projects or stitch the entire sampler.

Cross stitch sampler and sayings are a perfect way to not only create an heirloom but to also express exactly how you are feeling. From love to sassy, samplers say it best. Create a one of a kind message for yourself or your love one.