Hug a Tree: Free Tree Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

From Spring to Winter: Free Tree Themed Cross Stitch Patterns

You won't be barking up the wrong tree with these free tree themed patterns. From Christmas to family trees, below is just a small sampling of the best free tree themed patterns from the internet. Please be respectful of the producer of the pattern and following their copyright guidelines. 

  • 01 of 09
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Tiny Trees Stitched on Drink Mix Tinted Fabric. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Stitch these four tiny cross-stitch trees. Leave the design as is or decorate the tiny trees with beads, sequins, or buttons. Sparkly specialty flosses or variegated flosses would make another great option for taking this design from simple to spectacular. I stitched my version with variegated flosses on hand-dyed fabric.

  • 02 of 09

    Starry Christmas Tree Cross Stitch Card Motif

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

    This little design will work well for a card, as an ornament, or as a gift tag. Couched cross stitch, a.k.a. star stitch, four-sided stitch and cross stitch are used in the tree motif.

  • 03 of 09

    Christmas Tree Saying Cross Stitch Design

    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Christmas Tree Frame Model. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    A border of traditional Christmas trees surrounds a saying, but you may opt to alter the saying or to use the border as a frame for a family photo. Stitched on a densely woven fabric the border would make a great frame for an ornament sized photo of family members or even pets.
  • 04 of 09

    Snowy Tree Cross Stitch Chart

    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Snowy Tree Cross Stitch Chart. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    While we don't see much snowy weather where I live, when we do, the snow tends to be wet and stick on the trees in the general direction the wind is blowing. The trees are usually evergreens too. Seeing so many snow-splashed trees during my life inspired this chart. The snow melts quickly, but can live on in this stitched version.

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  • 05 of 09
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Model Needed - Stitch One and Submit It. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    There are so many uses for the Palm tree motif. Use the motif for several coasters. Or stitch a row of trees on a towel for a beach-themed bathroom. Add some embellishments like beads or sparkly flosses to create a Christmas palm tree. Or, if you are inclined, go for a more sacred use and stitch up some motifs for a Palm Sunday cross stitch flat-fold to display in your home or your church.

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  • 06 of 09
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Model Needed - Stitch One and Submit It. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This Leafy Tree Cross Stitch pattern would be great stitched up in a single color, multi-colors, or in a variegated floss. Another option - stitch it in the colors of a cause like pinks for a Breast Cancer Memorial or Survivor Celebration gift. This design would make a great Family Tree design too - you could stitch the names of your family on the leave or a Friends tree with names stitched on each leaf. There are so many ways you could use this design - what might you dream up?

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  • 07 of 09
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Model Needed - Stitch One and Submit It. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This Child's Tree is very simple, but is quite LARGE. Some of my stitchy friends have chided me for this. I have suggested that they might want to treat each stitch as a quarter stitch. OR, they might want to stitch only the outline and use paint to fill in the middle. Or, they might want to take on the challenge of stitching this design and see if they are up to making that many perfect stitches.

    What about you - are you up for it? So far, I haven't been up for it either, but I might...MORE change my mind one of these days. If you do take this simple, yet challenging project on, we'd love to cheer you on as you post progress photos in the About.com Cross Stitch Forum.
  • 08 of 09
    Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Model Needed - Stitch One and Submit It. Design © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Feather trees were among the original artificial trees and originated in Germany. This is my take on the traditional tree - stitch it with the floss color(s) of your choice. Use some fuzzy flosses for the "feathers" - have fun with it!

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  • 09 of 09
    Blocked up Christmas Tree. Photo Courtesy Loretta Oliver of Stitching The Night Away