5 of the best cross stitching patterns for babies

Celebrate the birth of a baby boy or girl with one of these adorable cross stitch ideas, including cross stitch birth samplers, toys and nursery decor.

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Tatty Teddy Cross Stitch Sampler

Dimensions Baby Birth Record Counted Cross Stitch Kit

Sew a charming and colourful cross stitch pattern with this kit to help you practise your cross stitch skills and make a unique hand-made welcome for new arrivals. This kit comes with 14 count white aida, cotton thread, needle and instructions. Size: 25 x 36cm (10 x 14 inches)

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Dimensions Baby Birth Record Counted Cross Stitch Kit

Tobin Noahs Ark Baby Sampler, Multi-Color

We can’t think of a cuter theme for cross-stitched nursery gifts than Noah’s Ark. This counted cross stitch kit measures 11 x 14 inches once all stitched up. It comes with 14 Count White Aida Fabric,  Cotton Embroidery Floss, Size 24 tapestry needle, chart & instructions

Tobin Noahs Ark Baby Sampler


DMC Baby and Junior Comforter

Make a soft and snuggly gift that new arrivals will treasure from birth. This lovely softest of toy blankets allows you to add personalised cross stitch detail as it features 18 count Aida fabric, ready for you to stitch and complete in a few hours. This doesn’t come with the threads so you can pick your favourites from your stash to add the detials with. It measures 7 x 15 cm (2.8 x 5.9 inches)

DMC Baby and Junior Comforter



Baby Heart by Bothy Threads

We’re forever smitten with rainbow-bright designs for tiny tots so love this baby cross stitch pattern from Bothy Threads. The kit comes with 14 count white Zweigart Aida, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needles, stitch diagram and instructions, including an alphabet and number line for personalisation. The finished design measures 27 by 24cm and the chart includes cross stitches, back stitch and French knots.

Bothy Threads Baby Heart Cross Stitch Kit


Tatty Teddy Reach for the Stars Design

This motivational statement by Me to You from our favourite bear will adorn nursery walls for years to come. Find the chart in The World of Cross Stitching magazine issue 276, available digitally through the app for Apple Newstand and Google Play.

Tatty Teddy Cross Stitch Sampler


Toy shelf baby birth sampler

This colourful and super-cute sampler by popular cross stitch designer Amanda Gregory measures 136 stitches x 196 stitches (24.5 cms x 35.5 cms). You’ll get to practise your full crosses, fractionals, half stitches and backstitch. The chart comes with coloured blocks and symbols and DMC thread codes. This is a chart only so you’ll need to shop for threads and fabric separately. It’s a PDF download so you can access the chart instantly and start stitching tonight!

Toy Shelf Cross Stitch Baby Birth Sampler
© Amanda Gregory