Feeling Free: Free Cross Stitch Patterns and Samplers

Free Cross Stitch Patterns from Around the Internet

Who doesn't like free? It is the best price of them all. The internet is the one place to find free cross stitch patterns.  You can find just about any pattern at any skill level. The one thing to remember is to be respectful of the person who created the pattern and follow their guidelines about sharing and selling. You certainly want to follow proper etiquette and rules.  The patterns below are just a few of the thousands of free patterns floating around. 

  • 01 of 07

     Are you looking for a variety of patterns that are absolutely free and no strings attached; then look no further than Cross Stitch Pattern.Net . Their patterns are 100% completely free. All you have to do is find the pattern you want and hit the download button. Their projects run from very simple 2 hour projects to ones that will take longer and are more complex. You can also sign up for a free newsletter that is full of tips, updates and patterns. 

  • 02 of 07

     If you haven't checked out Pinterest yet, what are you waiting for? It seems to have taken over the world. Pinterest is a great place to check out free and for sale cross stitch patterns. There is one problem with patterns on Pinterest and that is people will post and pin patterns that are not free. They will scan them from magazines or post the pattern they bought. Be aware that some patterns that say free aren't. You can usually tell which ones are which.  You can see a sampling of...MORE free patterns on here. 

  • 03 of 07

     Amanda Gregory's blog is full of awesome free patterns. They range from simple patterns for the novice to more advanced for the seasoned stitcher. She has a series of women in hats that hints of a vintage style. Besides her free patterns, she does have an etsy shop that includes beautiful flower patterns for seat cushions. 

  • 04 of 07

    This blog is a bit older but the patterns are still in style and super cute. You can download different projects in a variety of languages. There are several completed SAL's that you can stitch up.They also have tips on stitching and other fun items on the website.  Check out all of the patterns and information on their blog.  

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  • 05 of 07

    The Daily Cross Stitch

     The Daily Cross Stitch is a website that offers free patterns for a day. After that, the patterns go up for purchase. Each day a new pattern for download is released. You do have to sign up for an account and after that each day you will receive an email showing the newest pattern and how to get it. If you miss a day, never fear, the patterns are affordable for purchase. There are memberships that you can sign up for that give you access to other parts of the site. 

  • 06 of 07


     Our own site, About.com is the perfect place for one of a kind free patterns and samplers. We have patterns for every occasion and interest. We also have samplers, quotes and tips to make your cross stitch piece the best it can be. Search our database or articles for a wide variety of patterns for every skill level. If you are looking for tips, we have you covered there too! Check it out here! 

  • 07 of 07

    Alita Designs is a personal website with free patterns that include motifs, religious symbols, animals and flowers among other images. Their Facebook page is also great for new releases and downloads. Their mermaid and seahorse pattern are two favorites and with nautical themes being so hot, you can create instant decor with just a few stitches. 

There are so many free patterns out there that are just begging you to stitch them up. Depending on your style and comfort zone, you can find hundreds of designs from vintage to contemporary. If you are watching your budget and want to create one of a kind presents, check out the free patterns listed here and around the internet. Makes something for yourself too. You deserve it!