Ho Ho Ho! Free Christmas Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

Christmas themed cross stitch patterns for gifts and decor

It is never too early to start planning for Christmas. As crafty people, we all know that it is important to get ahead of the Christmas crafting game. If you have a large group of family or friends to craft for starting a few months ahead is essential to your sanity. Below is a small sampling of Christmas themed cross stitch patterns that can be used as gifts or decor. These Christmas Cross Stitch patterns are provided free by various Cross Stitch websites. If you have a question about the...MORE pattern, contact the person in charge of the website. Remember that the patterns may be copyright protected, so please respect the terms of use that the original creator has requested. 


For free Christmas designs by Connie G. Barwick, see Easy Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns.

  • 01 of 08

    Carrie of Free Patterns Online has a dozen Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns for you to stitch. These patterns can be used for decor, ornaments, or as gifts. Please read the rules of use, then click on the link at the bottom of the page to go to the free pattern category page.

  • 02 of 08

    Snowmen, Angels, and other designs are included in this Free Cross Stitch Holiday Collection from Kreinik. This is a great site not just for free patterns but also for supplies and tips.  If you or your friends are not into Christmas directly but love the holiday spirit these patterns are for you. They have wonderful winter themed, as well as other seasonal patterns. 

  • 03 of 08

    Free Plaid Christmas Tree design from Carol Jean Todd of Carol's Cross Stitch. Plaid is very popular this year and this plaid tree is the perfect trend pattern but also will work for those of us who are more traditional. It would look great in a cabin or lodge. It would make great wrapping or tags for the season. You can change up the plaid to match your decor. 

  • 04 of 08

    Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's Christmas Angel designs are an annual gift for her fans.What a wonderful pattern for the spiritual leaders and people in our lives. These angels go back many years and stop at 2005. Why not print them all out and stitch one up a year. This pattern is a wonderful way to start a tradition and create an heirloom for the family. 

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  • 05 of 08

    Stylized Poinsettia design done in over-dyed flosses. This pattern is not only for Christmas but is a great addition to those of us with a green thumb. It could be the beginning of a monthly stitch along with other plants and flowers. You can use other colors to match whatever decor you have. This is another wonderful piece to make into a family heirloom. 

  • 06 of 08

    A free cardinal design from Crossed Wing Collection, this cute design will be simple to stitch. This pattern is perfect for the bird watcher in your life. This is another pattern that would be great for a stitch along. Each month create a new bird pattern, It would look wonderful on a quilt. 

  • 07 of 08

    A number of free charts offered by The Chart Shop at Crossstitching.com represent a variety of Christmas themes. These patterns are for purchase. There are so many different ideas from a classic Christmas look to a whimsical holiday spirit. 

  • 08 of 08

    Stitch the design in red as shown or use your favorite Christmas color to stitch this silhouette chart. While the design is red, you can certainly change it to black, green or whatever color you like. This is a beautiful starting point for a sampler. 

There are so many wonderful Christmas patterns out there and a lot of the sites update their content daily so check back with them to see if there are new patterns. You can create beautiful stitching for presents or decor.