Light up someone's day and stitch them up this adorable chick easter cross stitch mounted on a pastel coloured card.


It’s no coincidence Easter is during spring, when new life abounds and flowers start pushing their pretty buds through the fertile soil.

And one of the cutest newborn animals has got to be baby chicks, with their fluffy plumage!

Easter cross stitch cards

Durene has captured the mood of Easter perfectly with these cute and cheery chick cards. Each takes only a couple of hours to make, you can stitch them in no time.

Done mainly in whole cross stitches and backstitch, they do contain a smattering of fractionals and French knots to give shape and detail to the chick’s cheeks and add life to the adorable ladybird who has befriended our little chicken!

We have mounted our designs in pale green and yellow aperture cards, but you could choose any of the colours from the eggs to use.

Or, why not stitch all six designs as one large sampler? It would make a fabulous Easter present or a great decoration for your home.

So, shake your tail feather and get stitching!

These cute Easter cross stitch cards were created by Durene Jones as part of a set of 6, originally published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 214.

If you want the full set they can be purchased digitally via The World of Cross Stitching app.

chick cross stitch pattern

Easter cross stitch cards fact box

  • Stitch time Approx. 6 hours each

  • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots

  • Ease of Stitching Beginner

What you’ll need for the Easter cross stitch cards

  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key

  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle

  • Fabric Zweigart* 14-count white Aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design

  • Extras Square aperture cards in colours of your choice

Easter cross stitch cards pattern

Click the link to download the free Easter cross stitch cards pattern. The download is an A4 PDF of the two patterns below and an accompanying key.

Are you new to cross stitch? Find out how to cross stitch or learn more about cross stitch needle sizes. These two guides contain all you need to know about cross stitch.

chick cross stitch pattern

Make Easter cross stitch cards

A handmade greeting is a great way to show someone you care, so whip up these cute cross stitch cards ready to send this Easter.

The fun designs will appeal to kids and adults alike, and you could even make them your own by altering the colours or patterns on the eggs.

These cards could also be framed and brought out year after year to decorate your home for spring. Whatever you choose, they're guaranteed to look sweet and cheerful!

Discover more designs with Gathered

If you enjoyed creating these Easter cross stitch cards and have found yourself with the stitching bug then try these amazing beginner cross stitch patterns.


We're sure you’ll find something to spark your imagination.


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Durene JonesCross Stitch Designer

Durene Jones is a highly respected cross stitch designer, loved for her colourful and versatile design style. She regularly creates projects for The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy, as well as managing her own online Etsy store selling her cross stitch patterns. In summer 2020, her first signature bookazine, the ‘Durene Jones Cross Stitch Collection’ was published.

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