Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Heart - a Free Little Cross Stitch Pattern!

Hey y'all! As a way of saying happy Valentine's day I've got a free little cross stitch pattern for you.

This little heart is pretty simple and fast to stitch up (not having any half stitches) but looks fun with it's alternating colour bands and varying stitch motifs. 

After stitching, I starched and ironed, trimmed the piece down leaving a 1/4" on each side of the heart and sewed it down onto a pre-made blank card. I'm giving it to my mumma when I see her on Monday!

I'm sure that there are loads of other ways you could use this little motif - maybe use some waste canvas and stitch it on to a scarf or cardigan, or integrate it into another craft project such as a mug rug or tote bag. Do you have any other ideas? I'd love to hear them!

This free pattern - including a colour stitch diagram, colour symbol chart, and floss key - can be downloaded from my Craftsy shop and stored in your library over there or can be downloaded here from Google Docs.


  1. This little heart is very sweet! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. What a cute little heart Kaye. I can see this, when finished being stitched into the front bodice of a cute little white cotton dress for a little girl.

    Could you please take a peek at the pdf? I downloaded the pattern both from Google Docs as well as Craftsy but both are the same. The pattern shows as being 42" x 42". In order to print it would need to be reduced to about 15% of its original size which I can do, but I wonder if it would still be the same in the reduced print. Help?

    Thank you very much for this lovely heart pattern.