Birthdays are always exciting, and none more than a child’s party. There are friends, games, food and fun to be had, not forgetting opening up your cards and presents. That’s why we asked designer Jenny Barton to come up with this cheery set of animal birthday cards. With mischievous monkeys and dog cross stitch patterns, there’s surely a card that’s ideal for the little person in your life!


Taking only a few hours, you’ll easily be able to rustle one up when the young recipients in bed! Using 14-count aida with a few fractionals, these are great for beginners looking to learn new techniques. In fact, there are only a few French knots in each design – just as flowers, not in the animals themselves, so if you need to leave these off you could! You could also personalise them, backstitching the birthday boy’s or girl’s name.

These cute monkey and dog cross stitch patterns are sure to make a big day a bit more special.

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About the monkey & dog cross stitch patterns

  • Stitching Time Approx. 5 hours each
  • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
  • Ease of Stitching Beginner
  • Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle

Need a hand getting to grips with the different stitches? Check out our How to cross stitch tutorial.

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Download the monkey & dog cross stitch patterns

Click to download the monkey & dog cross stitch patterns. The download is an A4 PDF with 2 charts and a key.

Do you love these sweet Characters? You can buy more of Jenny Barton's cross stitch designs on her website, JB Cross Stitch


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Jenny BartonCross Stitch Designer

Jenny started her stitching life working for DMC Creative World in her early career, before branching out as a freelance cross stitch designer, regularly producing projects for Cross Stitch Gold, Cross Stitch Crazy and The World of Cross Stitching. She also manages her own website, JB Cross Stitch, where she sells PDFs of her cross stitch patterns. Jenny is a talented artist, creating incredibly realistic wildlife portraits in coloured pencil. She is mum to two girls and has a very cheeky pet parrot.

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