Whenever our friends or family tell us that a new baby is on the way, we instantly go into crafting mode thinking of what we'll make to celebrate the new arrival! And we especially love baby cross stitch, as there are loads of fabulous patterns and cross stitch kits available - from traditional samplers to modern cross stitch makes!


Making a cross stitch birth record or personalised piece of cross stitch makes a great gift that really shows your love and will be treasured forever.

But it's not just for those of you who want to make a gift for expectant friends or family, if you're expecting then working on a cross stitch sampler is a great project to focus on and potentially help you relax a bit - and after all, you're not going to have much time for crafting once baby arrives!

Check out the pick of our favourite baby cross stitch kits and patterns below, and if you're after more baby cross stitch patterns, you might like our Free baby cross stitch patterns for quick cards or these Free Joan Elliot baby cross stitch patterns

Best baby cross stitch patterns and kits in 2023

Anchor Birth Record Sampler counted cross stitch kit

Whether you're stitching up a gift for new parents or just want to celebrate your own bundle of joy, you can't beat a birth record cross stitch sampler. This customisable cross stitch kit from Anchor contains everything you need to make a 28.5 x 20cm sampler, including carefully sorted Anchor Stranded Cotton, 14 count full colour cream Aida, needle and easy-to-follow instructions. We love the traditional styling of this kit, and it would look fantastic presented in a frame to be proudly displayed in babies bedroom. If you're feeling really confident, you could also replace the alphabet sections with your own special message too - now that really would be special!

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Anchor baby record cross stitch pattern

Baby Footprints cross stitch kit

Oh little baby feet - they've got to be the cutest thing in the world! This sweet cross stitch kit is that perfect reminder those tiny toe times, and would make a lovely gift for any new parent. With personalised details including babies weight and date of birth as well as their name, it's a gif that's as unique as they are. The kit contains pre-sorted thread, 14 count ivory Aida, a 6-inch plastic hoop, needle, and instructions. Being a relatively minimal design means it's the perfect cross stitch kit for even beginners to try, plus being on a cross stitch hoop means you don't need any additional supplies as well as making it easy for display purposes.

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baby footprints cross stitch kit

Noahs Ark Baby Sampler Kit

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.

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'Hey there little one' baby cross stitch kit

If you're after something a bit simpler but that doubles up as a fun cross stitch project for you as well as a great gift to welcome new babies into the world, then how about this 'Hey there little one' cross stitch kit from TinyKissesShop. We love the modern design, and the kit comes with absolutely everything you'll need and is available in a choice of 3 colour options! Plus, how great is that pompom trim around the edge of the hoop!

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Boho birth announcement new baby cross stitch pattern

If you've already got a decent stash of cross stitch supplies and are just looking for a pattern to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, then how about this gorgeous Boho birth announcement cross stitch pattern by SassyFoxCrossStitch. This stylish and modern design comes as an instant pdf download, and comes with full alphabet charts to customise your own design.

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Baby Heart cross stitch kit 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.

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Bothy Threads Baby Heart Cross Stitch Kit

Rico Alphabet Bib baby cross stitch kit

If you fancy using your cross stitch skills to make a unique and useful gift for babies, then how about this Alphabet baby bib cross stitch kit from Rico Designs. The kit comes with everything you'll need to add babies name to this cotton bib, including handy step-by-step instructions meaning even cross stitch newbies can give it a try!

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Rico alphabet bib baby cross stitch kit

Toy shelf baby birth cross stitch sampler pattern

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!

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Toy Shelf Cross Stitch Baby Birth Sampler

Baby boy customisable cross stitch kit

Nia Rhind's whimsical design style is familiar to may readers of The World of Cross Stitching magazine, and here she has combined her trademark bright and breezy motifs with a customisable cross stitch pattern for babies. The design shown here is for a baby boy, but there is a version available for baby girls, too! It is a full kit containing the threads and fabric you need to complete the cross stitching pattern for baby.

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We hope you've enjoyed our pick of our favourite baby cross stitch patterns and kits. If you need any help with your cross stitch projects you can always check out our complete guide to cross stitch for beginners and our list of the best cross stitch books. Don't forget, you can find loads of projects in our free cross stitch patterns section!


Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor, Gathered.how

Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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