A crackling fire, snow-topped roofs and the smell of pine in the air can only mean one thing – it’s Christmas time! Get your winter stitching started with these beautiful festive house cross stitch designs by Lisa Reakes.


Choose from four designs each featuring a charming snow-covered scene. You’ll find warm glowing houses, snow-topped pine trees, grand mountains and even a happy snowman! These motifs are very versatile: they can be made into gift tags, wall hangings or even Christmas cards.

Thanks to the small size of these designs they work particularly well for last-minute projects and will add a special homemade touch to any gift. You can put your feet up and stitch one of these festive scenes in just one evening.

These cosy Christmas house cross stitch designs were created by Lisa Reakes and were originally published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 248. They are part of a set of 31 winter motifs, if you want the full set you can purchase a digital edition of the magazine.

I love the festive season – it's the perfect opportunity to make the most of my favourite hobby and spread Christmas joy with my stitching. I had such fun designing these frosty winter scenes – I hope you'll be using them for years to come!
Lisa Reakes, Designer

Glowing house cross stitch pattern

Key features of the snowy house cross stitch

  • Stitch time: Approx. 8-10 hours each
  • Stitch Types: Cross stitch, backstitch
  • Ease of Stitching: Beginner

What you’ll need to make the house cross stitch

Download Lisa Reakes' house motifs PDF

Want to create your own cross stitch cards?

We've got these beautifully shimmering Christmas tree card patterns for you to download for free! They are made up of intricately winding branches and adorned with sparkling beads. It's as enjoyable to stitch them as it is to receive them.

christmas tree cross stitch

How to finish your cross stitch

Create a wall hanging

Hang this sweet wintry countryside scene in your home with a cute 10cm (4in) Double Scroll Wire Hanger.

house cross stitch wall hanging

Turn your stitching into a gift tag

Add the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas wrapping with this welcoming scene! Patch it onto a piece of kraft card to make a gift tag with lace trim.

house cross stitch

Create a festive glow in your home with the house cross stitch

With these beautiful designs, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into the snowy scenes they contain. Grab your favourite blanket and snuggle up with your stitching for the perfect winter's night!

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Stitch more warming cross stitch designs

If you’re looking for more festive and wholesome designs to stitch, try our Rudolph the reindeer cross stitch design. We’ll show you how to transform it into a gift card holder – that’s another present sorted!


Lisa Reakes
Lisa ReakesCross stitch designer and technical writer

Lisa lives in Somerset with her daughter. After graduating, Lisa worked on a couple of cross stitch magazines as Technical Editor, which led to designing on the magazines she was working on at the time, and her design career grew from there. Lisa’s work is inspired by the everyday world, it might come from simply a textile design on a tablecloth, or a watercolour picture, or even a tile pattern.

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