Children’s cross stitch patterns: Woodland pals

Jayne Scholfield's cute woodland animals are stitched almost entirely in whole cross stitch – perfect for new or young stitchers getting to grips with cross stitch

easy cross stitch patterns

Little ones will love learning to cross stitch with this cute quartet of woodland friends – stitch them today before they hop and scurry away!


These sweet creatures are looking for a new home, and they’ve decided yours looks a lovely place to make their new nest! Worked in bold, bright shades which will appeal enormously to little ones, each animal is small enough to keep your child busy and engaged. These charts only use whole stitches so no fiddly fractional stitches or colour blending to grapple with.

Looking for more children’s cross stitch patterns?

We have other free charts on Gathered that would be great projects for kids to stitch. How about one of these?

kids cross stitch

They’ll love watching their design coming to life with every whole stitch, although depending on your child’s age, they may need help positioning the backstitch at the end. Once finished, back the aida with iron-on interfacing, stitch the edges under to make a neat shape, and alternate with fabric shapes to create your bunting!


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For more kids crafts head to 5 minute fun. They’ve got a range of easy, at home crafts for you to make with the kids.