How Do Your Flowers Grow? Free Floral-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

Free Flower Counted Cross Stitch Charts

Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Create a beautiful one of a kind floral bouquet with these free flower cross stitch patterns. From whimsical to more traditional, floral cross stitch patterns are perfect for embellishing clothing and totebags, ornaments for a tree or just to hang on the wall. 

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    Raingal72 shared this photo of her Four Petal Flower Cross Stitch project. She writes, in part, "I definitely liked the look of this pattern stitched in one color, but I think when I stitch it again, I will use green for most of it, and a Color variations shade containing pink or blue for the flowers. This will give the design more contrast." Read more about her project..

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    Flower Wheel Pattern

    B. Wuerthele shared her version of the Flower Wheel Two Cross Stitch Pattern. She "stitched this design on 14 count Carolina Linen by Charles Craft (color Salt). It's basically Aida but 80% cotton and 20% Linen - so its a bit softer than Aida. I used DMC color variations thread. This design was professionally framed by Joann Fabrics and now hangs in the entryway to my home." Read more about B's project.

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    Pink Flower Cross Stitch Chart

    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This free Pink Flower pattern will make a great pin or magnet for the fridge. Use the shade of pink suggested or a paler pink if you like.

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    Blooming Flowers Charts

    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    The free Blooming Flowers Saying Cross Stitch pattern is made up of an an abstract flower motif and a saying attributed to Lady Bird Johnson (Full Name: Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson). She believed that flowers bring not only beauty, but also hope to our lives.

    More on Lady Bird Johnson:
    • More Quotes from Lady Bird Johnson
    • Lady Bird Johnson Bio
    • Image of Lady Bird Johnson
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Hawaiian Flowers are so tropical and decadent and remind me of drinks with umbrellas and fruit. This one is stitched in a dark pink, but oranges and yellows or even blues or greens would work. The flower is stitched on 14-count Impressions Arabesques fabric from DMC. Add a saying or frame the flower as is.

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    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This design was inspired by Spring Flowers that pop up all over the yard. Stitched in variegated DMC floss with purposeful placement so the daffodils are yellow and the tulips are pink.

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    Becki's Pillow (shown here) is a project developed from the simple Daisy Diamond pattern. She created it as a gift for a male family member and chose colors that were masculine to coordinate with an afghan her aunt was making as a gift too.
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This design was inspired by the poetry of Robert Burns. Stitch it to celebrate Burn's Day, January 25th, his birthday, or as a Valentine or wedding or anniversary gift.

    More on Robert Burns:
    • Robert Burns Quotes
    • Robert Burns Poetry
    • A Red, Red Rose (full poem)
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    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Stitch the free Stencil Roses Cross Stitch charts with the suggested colors or choose your favorite rosy colors. The Stencil Roses patterns were inspired by Sue Chastain's Free Graphics Software Downloads.

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    Mother's Day Rose

    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Mother's Day Rose Motif. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This little rose is in a clear vase for Mom. Or for anyone else. Done up in pinks and peaches or if you like, change the colors out to your favorite rose colors. Whites and creams would work too! Make up the bookmark design shown in the collection and give it to Mom with a mini rose and a book on raising roses and you have a great gift for any occasion.

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    Geranium. Design &copy Lesley Shepherd

    Use this miniature chart for a flowering geranium for dollhouse scale upholstery or cushions, or a petit point brooch. The design is worked in a continental or tent stitch. As shown here, Lesley used a single strand of linen thread for everything except the flowers, to give the piece a soft vintage look. It is easy to adapt the colors of both the flowers and the leaves for a range of color schemes.

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    Design © Cheryl Fall

    Use Cheryl's sweet embroidery design to embellish napkins to decorate your table in style.

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Floral cross stitch patterns can be used in so many different projects. Use these designs to make gifts for family and friends. They also make great wedding presents, or just treat yourself to a colorful bouquet.