There’s snow place like home for the holidays, so stitch and send these cheery birdhouse cross stitch pattern, perfect for all occasions.


Chase away the winter blues with these bold and beautiful birdhouse cross stitch patterns by talented designer Durene Jones. Each design is unique, with tiny details from holly leaves, Christmas lights and even little baubles and pressies decorating these tiny birdhouse cross stitch patterns. Not to mention, our cheery pal, Mr Robin, appears to be right at home in the snowy scenes.

Maybe you have a friend who has just moved house or a family member that needs a bit of cheering up. Great for any occasion, these birdhouse cross stitch patterns take approximately five hours each, so finish one over a just couple of evenings and send it on it’s way!

In 13 pretty thread shades, you’ll use whole stitches, fractionals, backstitch detailing, plus a scattering of French knots to finish off those unique falling snowflakes. Great for expanding your skills, these cards are sure to bring a smile. Start stitching today to top up your stash!

These birdhouse cross stitch patterns were originally published as a set of six cards in The World of Cross Stitching magazine issue 249. Thanks to Durene for sharing these two birdhouse cross stitch patterns with all our Gathered makers! You'll find more great designs from Duerene Jones in her online Etsy store.

About the birdhouse cross stitch patterns

  • Stitching Time Approx. 5 hours each
  • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
  • Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner
  • Fabric Zweigart* 14-count white aida measuring 18x15cm (7x6in) for each design
  • Theads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Card Oval aperture cards in pink and pale blue

If you are looking for a refresher on the different stitches you need for the birdhouse cross stitch patterns, take a look at our cross stitch for beginners article. The cards shown in our photo are from Craft Creations who are sadly no longer retailing. If you want to try making your own cross stitch aperture cards, take a look at our how to make an aperture card tutorial.

Download the birdhouse cross stitch patterns

Click to download the birdhouse cross stitch patterns. the download is an A4 PDF with 2 birdhouse cross stitch patterns and an accompanying key.


More seasonal cross stitch patterns

Winter isn't just about Christmas designs! If you want more cross stitch patterns for the winter season, take a look at our Durene Jones cross stitch fox pattern, or try our brilliant owl cross stitch pattern or our sweet owl cross stitch chart or take look at our round up of winter cross stitch patterns.


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Durene JonesCross Stitch Designer

Durene Jones is a highly respected cross stitch designer, loved for her colourful and versatile design style. She regularly creates projects for The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy, as well as managing her own online Etsy store selling her cross stitch patterns. In summer 2020, her first signature bookazine, the ‘Durene Jones Cross Stitch Collection’ was published.

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