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 17 cat cross stitch patterns by Kate Mawdsley, a free Christmas cat cross stitch pattern from Rhona Norrie, a set of 4 cats cross stitch patterns for cards from Durene Jones 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.
Pet cat cross stitch pattern
This lovely design of Theo the cat was designed by Durene Jones from the Pet of the Month column in The World of Cross Stitching issue 271. Do you have a grey ands white cat like Theo? Then download this cat cross stitch pattern!
About the Theo cat cross stitch pattern
- Stitching Time Approx. 5 hours
- Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
- Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner
Download the Theo cat cross stitch pattern
Click to download the Theo cat cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF with cat cross stoic pattern, accompanying key and the request letter from Theo’s owner.
Cat cross stitch patterns for cards
Awh, look at the adorable cluster of cats n a cup in this cats cross stitch pattern, also from Durene Jone! We’r delighted to share this set of 4 cats cross stitch patterns for cards which were originally published as part of a chart book that came with The World of Cross Stitching issue 292, and Durene has kindly given us permission o share these cats cross stickers patterns with our Gathered makers. As well as the cats tea cup shown in the pictures, you’ll find cats cross stitch patterns of a vat with balloon, cats with wool and a I Love Cats cross stitch patterns to stitch for your favourite cat lover.
To see more of Durene’s designs, visit her Etsy store.
About the cat cross stitch patterns for cards
- Stitching Time Approx. 6-10 hours each
- Type of Stitches Cross stitch, backstitch
- Ease of Stitching Beginner
Download the cat cross stitch patterns for cards
Click to download the cat cross stitch patterns for cards. The download is an A4 PDF with 2 pages, with 4 cats cross stitch patterns and an accompanying key. Please note that the original chart book for this design came with 3 free charms, and you’ll see suggestions on these cats cross stitch patterns for where to attach charms. The charms are not necessary to complete these designs.
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.