These fresh, outdoorsy designs feature tasty honey pots, golden honeycomb hives and pretty flowers, plus the star of the show – the buzzing bees. These versatile designs mean they are suitable for all occasions, and can be customised with messages or names in backstitch to make them extra special.
Worked using cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch to add detail and define the motifs, a top tip we suggest is to use a new needle to help pierce the aida blocks for the fractionals and add the backstitch around other stitches. See our cross stitch for beginners guide to help get to grips with all the stitches you’ll need. We have mounted our stitching in blue and green card apertures to complement the soft colours used in the stitches. But whatever card blanks you choose, they’ll certainly be appreciated by the lucky receipient. In fact, why not get busy and keep a couple of these stunning cards on hand to ‘bee’ ready at short notice!
About the bee cross stitch pattern
- Stitching Time Approx. 5-6 hours each
- Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch
- Ease of Stitching Beginner
- Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
- Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle Size 24 tapestry needle
- Card Square aperture cards in pale blue and green
See our how to make an aperture card tutorial to show you how to make your own aperture cards
Download the bee cross stitch pattern
The download is an A4 PDF with two cross stitch charts and a key. Click to download the bee cross stitch pattern
For more designs from Durene Jones, take a look at her Etsy store.
More insect cross stitch patterns
Try our Free caterpillar cross stitch pattern for more brilliant bugs, or how about this Free charity cross stitch chart featuring the Manchester bee? If backstitch is your thing, check out our Free blackwork dragonfly cross stitch pattern. We’ve got a kaleidoscope of butterfly designs for you, too! Choose from our Free butterfly cross stitch chart or our Free floral butterfly cross stitch pattern or turn your butterfly into a hair ornament with this DIY cross stitched butterfly hair grips tutorial and chart. Or if you are looking for a cat to chase your butterflies, try our Cat cross stitch patterns.