Looking to stitch a sweet design for a cat lover? Choose from our library of cat cross stitch patterns. We’ve a great selection of 10 cat cross stitch patterns by Kate Mawdsley, a free Christmas cat cross stitch pattern from Rhona Norrie or a birthday cat cross stitch pattern designed by Jenny Barton.
10 free cat cross stitch patterns
These cat cross stitch patterns were originally featured in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 201, but are available for you to download for free from Gathered. These 10 motifs, designed by Kate Mawdsley for Cross Stitch Crazy magazine are the perfect size for a cross stitch card, or another small gift item. With 10 sweet cat cross stitch patterns to choose from, there are plenty of motifs to use for both of these! We’ve included suggested colours in the key, but please do swap in different threads to make the designs even more like your own pets.
Download the 10 free cat cross stitch patterns
Christmas cat cross stitch pattern
From his sweet backstitch whiskers to those big white paws, this festive feline will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. We think this Christmas cat cross stitch pattern is purr-fect for sending your season’s greetings to a loved one. Here we’ve patched the design onto a square single-fold card, with some complementary backing paper.
Designed by Rhona Norrie, Santa Kitty originally appeared in issue 249 of The World of Cross Stitching).
About the Christmas cat cross stitch pattern
- Stitch count: 22 high x 22 wide
- Design area: 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 4x4cm (1½x1½in)
- This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton
Download the Christmas cat cross stitch pattern
Click the link below to download the free Christmas cat cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF with the Christmas cat cross stitch pattern and accompanying key.
Birthday cat cross stitch pattern
Stitch this oh-so-cute cats card to brighten up a loved one’s birthday! Taking only a few hours to stitch, you’ll rustle one up in no time. Then, simply patch onto a single-fold card for a fast-finish. You could also stitch the smaller furry feline to make a gift tag, too.
Designed by Jenny Barton, this originally appeared in issue 216 of The World of Cross Stitching. Visit www.jbcrossstitch.com to view more of Jenny’s cross stitch designs. And for more projects to make for a special birthday, check out The World of Cross Stitching magazine.
About the birthday cat cross stitch pattern
- Fabric Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in)
- Thread Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle Size 24 tapestry needle
- Extras Single-fold, deckle-edge card, Backing paper of your choice
Download the birthday cat cross stitch pattern
Click the link to download the birthday cat cross stitch pattern. This is an A4 PDF with birthday cat cross stitch pattern, key, information and subscription offer.
How to use your cat cross stitch patterns
Looking for some ideas to present your stitched cat cross stitch motifs? Make a fabric tag with our How to make a fabric tag guide, or present a fancy card with our How to mount cross stitch in a triple fold card guide. If you’d rather make your own aperture card, see our How to make a DIY cross stitch card post, or make a quick and easy gift with our How to display cross stitch in a hoop tutorial.