Easter Sunday falls just once a year so it’s high time to start stitching special greetings for family and friends. Durene has created these bunny cross stitch patterns that show him on his travels with a basket full of treats, chat to the birds and frolic with his Eater eggs. Stitched in pastel accents, they look suitably springy in cards in sugared almond shades, or mount them in white cards for a more subtle look. These designs are worked in whole cross stitches, backstitch and French knots, which lends plenty of detail to the bunny cross stitch patterns, without making them too tricky to stitch. Our cards are a great alternative to chocolate for those who are abstaining or, of course, the perfect accompaniment for those who aren’t!
These bunny cross stitch pattens were originally published as a set of 6 cards in Cross Stitch Card Shop issue 95.
To see more of Durene's Easter designs, why not visit her online Etsy store?
About the bunny cross stitch patterns
Stitching time: Approx 6-8 hoursper design
Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, backstitch, French knots
Level: Advanced beginner
Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
Extras: Square aperture cards. The ones shown in our picture are from Craft Creations which are no longer trading, but try making your own with our DIY aperture card tutorial
If you need a refreshed on the different stitches used for cross stitch or are looking to get started with smirching for the first time, check out our cross stitch for beginners article.
Download the bunny cross stitch patterns
Click to download the bunny cross stitch patterns. The download is an A4 PDF with two bunny cross stitch patterns and accompanying key.
More from Durene Jones
We got some more lovely designs from Durene for you right here on Gathered! We are crazy about her stunning Durene Jones cross stitch fox which we published to celebrate her first signature bookazine. These brilliant birthday card designs are perfect for people who love colour and fun! Click for the free pink birthday cross stitch patterns. We love bees! And we love these Durene Jones cross stitch bee card patterns. Click for the free bee cross stitch patterns. Great for Christmas or other winter celebrations, check out these birdhouse cross stitch patterns from Durene Jones! Sometimes only a sweetie will do – click to find the cute cross stitch patterns for cards. Looking for a spook-tabular motif for Halloween? You’ll find this brrrrrrilliant collection from Durene Jones cross stitch as part of our Halloween cross stitch patterns article. Or if you are looking for a quick stitch wedding motif? How about this Durene Jones cross stitch cufflink top hat motif? Click for the cross stitch cufflinks pattern.
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.