Ahhh, lovely! You know it must be Christmas when you see a card featuring one of Lesley Teare’s lovely teddy bear cross stitch patterns. And this teddy bear cross stitch pattern even has a snowman pal and warm winter hat! This teddy bear cross stitch pattern is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 21 shades of stranded cotton and one shade of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic, with fractionals for extra detail. Backstitch defines the designs in one strand of cotton or metallic, and French knots are worked in one strand of cotton. Because of the number of fractional stitches and the amount of colours used, this teddy bear cross stitch pattern is recommended for experienced stitchers. To find out more about the different stitches and how to work them, see our cross stitch for beginners article.
This teddy bear cross stitch pattern was originally published as part of a collection of 4 different teddy bear cross stitch patterns in Cross Stitch Gold issue 158. As this issue is no longer available, Lesley Teare has kindly given us one of the designs from the set to offer as a free cross stitch download for all our Gathered crafters!
How to stitch the teddy bear cross stitch pattern
- Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both ways. Find the centre of the chart and start here.
- Work the cross stitch over two threads of the fabric using two strands of cotton or metallic. For every tiny symbol on the chart, work a fractional stitch.
- Work the backstitch detail using one strand of cotton or metallic thread.
- Work the French knots using one strand of cotton.
- Check over your stitching and prepare for making up.
Download the teddy bear cross stitch pattern
Click to download the Teddy bear cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF with one teddy bear cross stitch pattern and an accompanying key.
More cross stitch patterns
We have loads more free cross stitch patterns for you to discover on Gathered! Also from Lesley Teare, check out our Poppy cross stitch pattern, baby cross stitch patterns and free country cottage cross stitch pattern. If you are looking for more charts for you Christmas cards, try our Christmas card cross stitch patterns or use one of the brilliant motifs from our American Christmas cross stitch charts.