Smelling Sweet: Free Rose Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

Free rose themed cross stitch patterns from around the internet

The rose is one of the most popular flowers. It smells wonderful and each color has a different meaning. From the deep red rose to the sweet pink one, roses are the favorite of people of all ages. Free Rose-Themed Cross Stitch Patterns to stitch and enjoy from About.com Cross Stitch and around the internet. The first five designs are free from About.com while the others are from other websites around the web. Please be sure to respect the terms of use for the free designs.

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    A Rose for Mom

    Combine small motifs from the free Cross Stitch Pattern Collection, Mother's Day Rose, to create a unique bookmark or card for Mom.

    More free Mother's Day Cross Stitch Patterns
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    The Stencil Rose collection includes two Stencil Rose designs and a Mirrored Rose motif with the individual Stencil Rose motifs combined for a larger design. You may stitch the roses in the suggested color or chose a different color to reflect your favorite rose shade.

    More on Roses:

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    Stitch the free Red, Red Rose Saying Cross Stitch Pattern for a wedding remembrance, Valentine's Day gift, or just to say "I love you" to someone special.
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    A rose window is term used for a circular window, especially those found in churches with Gothic architectural style and this type of window was the inspiration for this pattern.

    Example of Rose Window
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    Marion's Rose Free Cross Stitch Pattern

    Marion's Daisy Cross Stitch pattern is based on the Rose stencil pattern by Marion Boddy-Evans, About.com Guide to Painting. Marion and Connie worked together to offer a special experience for About.com readers and in this interest Marion gave Connie special permission to use her artwork for this project.
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    This design is from the vintage square cushion dated 1601. Carol Hanson made a guess at the colors as the original photo was in black and white and updated it for modern use. The rose is 66 stitches high by 65 stitches wide.
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    A lovely desert rose with the saying "The desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose" to accompany it. The design is detailed and includes cross stitch and back stitch. This is a great pattern for the more experienced cross stitcher. 

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    A single blossom on a field of white is a lovely freebie from the Cross Stitch Collection.This pattern is very beautiful and can be used in so many different ways. You can create one panel or several together with different colors. 

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    A Pink Roses free cross stitch pattern for you to print out and to enjoy stitching. It was originally worked on 14-count cream Aida fabric, using two strands of Anchor stranded cotton for the cross stitch, and also for the back stitch on the leaves and the greeting. The design is accompanied by the saying "To Someone Special."
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    Pink roses are the best of both worlds. They have the sophistication of the red and the innocence of white. Together they create a very sweet flower.  A large, detailed pink rose from Alita Designs. The rose is 133 wtitches wide by 188 stitches high.

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    A lovely rose in full bloom, another free chart from Alita designs. This design is 110 stitches wide by 90 stitches high. You could stitch several of these together for a large bouquet of roses. Stitch them in different colors for rainbow effect. 

While real roses will wilt and die, the cross stitched kind will last forever. It is the perfect forever gift that your love one will cherish forever. Stitch up a beautiful bouquet today!