10 Graduation Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

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    Congratulations, Graduate!

    Rabbit Girl Crafts

    Whether your child or grandchild is moving up from Kindergarten, advancing to high school, graduating high school, or entering "the real world" from college, there is the perfect pattern to stitch up in celebration. Hang in your child's room, gift at their graduation party or stitch it to a backpack–there are endless ways to celebrate the big day!

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    I Have a Degree

    Plastic Little Covers

    You did it! There were times that you probably felt like you weren't going to make it through school, but you persevered and got your degree. Celebrate your new degree with this tongue and cheek, but very pretty, cross stitch pattern. This would be a fun pattern to stitch up and hang up at your new job. You can find this pattern is for purchase on Etsy.

    Modern Floral Graduation Cross Stitch Pattern from Plastic Little Covers


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    Victorian Studies

    Tereena Clark

    Celebrate graduation in a Victorian fashion with this cross stitch pattern. This beautiful Gibson girl is too busy studying to be concerned with the outside world. The pattern is very detailed. It is the perfect project for the more advanced cross stitcher. The Victorian Student would be a great gift for those graduating with a history or art degree. 

    Graduation Blonde from Tereena Clarke

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    Believe in Yourself

    123 Cross Stitch

    Graduation is a huge step. You are starting a new chapter in your life and that can be scary. You might need a gentle reminder to believe in yourself. 123 Cross Stitch features Sue Hill's Graduation pattern on their website. You can customize the final project with a name, date and school. The charms add dimension to the pattern. The site also has a listing for the fabric and floss you will need for the project.

    The Graduate from 123 Cross Stitch

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    Hello Kitty, Hello Adventure

    My Cross Stitch Pattern

    Graduation never looked so cute than with this free Hello Kitty cross stitch pattern from My Cross Stitch Patterns. This little kitty is all ready for a new adventure. This would be the perfect pattern for grade school children going into middle or high school. It would look great on a backpack or totebag. For a personal touch, cross stitch a name and date under Hello Kitty.

    Hello Kitty at the School from My Cross Stitch Patterns

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    Promise Me

    Lizzie Kate

    You are brave and tender. You are strong. These are powerful words to remember when you are graduating and moving on to a new chapter. This beautiful sampler by Lizzie Kate would be a great gift for anyone who has faced adversity and is starting over after graduation. Stitch it up for the high school graduate to hang in their college dorm room in the fall. The Cottage Needle has this pattern as well as supplies for your cross stitch projects.

    Promise Me Cross Stitch Pattern from The Cottage...MORE Needle

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    Only Those Who Risk...

    Rabbit Girl Crafts

    Taking that step from school to adulthood is huge. It is a big risk. Who knows what the future holds? It will be filled with ups and downs. Don't hide in the shadows! Step out and face that adventure. Take a risk! Cross stitch this pattern for your favorite high school or college graduate as a reminder to take a leap of faith and enjoy the ride. This is a simple yet stylish pattern that is perfect for both beginners and advanced cross stitchers. You can purchase this pattern at their Etsy...MORE store.

    Only Those Who Risk from Rabbit Girl Crafts

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    Cross Stitch Patterns

    When you are focusing on new challenges, don't forget that making mistakes is absolutely okay. This free Albert Einstein cross stitch quote from Cross Stitch Pattern is the perfect sampler to remind those heading out to the real world that life will be bumpy and mistakes will be made but you will survive. You can change the color of the border to fit any decor. It is a great pattern for learning how to stitch letters. You can download this pattern for free on their website. 

    Albert Einstein...MORE Quote from Cross Stitch Pattern

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    Life Is What You Make It

    The World According to Agi

    Graduating from school is a major accomplishment and what you do after graduation is totally up to you. This fun sampler from The World According to Agi is free for download on her website. If you are not crazy about the blue floss used for the pattern, you can switch it to any color of your choosing.

    Life Is What You Make It from The World According to Agi

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    School Colors

    Whether you're off to college or it's time to move on from college life, either way you'll still want to support your school's home team. Celebrate graduation and your alma mater with college patterns from A Dainty Cross Stitch. This pattern is for purchase on Etsy. You can customize the pattern even more by including a name and date under the logo.

    University of North Carolina Logo from A Dainty Cross Stitch

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    Yarn Tree

    Sometimes the best patterns are the ones you make yourself. Yarn Tree shares their cross stitch letters for free. You can celebrate your favorite graduate by creating a sampler with free patterns from their website. Add other images and elements for a one of a kind creation.

    Georgia Alphabet from Yarn Tree