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25 Easter cross stitch patterns and kits

From cute bunnies to decorative eggs find the loveliest Easter cross stitch patterns and kits just in time for spring.

Published: March 13, 2022 at 10:00 am
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Oh, we do adore Springtime and Easter for cross stitch, it provides such an abundance of inspiration! From bright yellow daffodils to delicate bunnies, we simply can't get enough. So much so, we decided to put together this mega list of our favourite Easter cross stitch kits from a range of amazingly talented designers. At the end of this article, you'll also find a whole host of completely free Easter cross stitch patterns from yours truly (Gathered).

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Hopefully, in our round-up, you'll find something that tickles your fancy and leaves you itching to get stitching! If you're new to cross stitch or want to find out more, ensure you take a look at our cross stitch guide for beginners.

Main image: Happy Easter cross stitch by The Make Arcade - Love Crafts, £11.50

15 Easter cross stitch kits

1. Bothy Threads Easter Bunny cross stitch kit

Stitch up this delightfully charming pattern featuring an adorable bunny hiding in a flower pot. This cheeky chappy is surrounded by beautiful purple blooms and vibrant green leaves. Mount onto a greetings card for the perfect way to say 'Happy Easter' or to welcome in the long-awaited Springtime.

cross stitch of a cute bunny hiding in a plant pot

2. Easter bunny cross stitch card kit

Nothing says Easter quite like this adorable little bunny rabbit holding onto his favourite Easter egg! Stitch up this delicate design for Easter and give to someone special as a lovely gesture. This is a complete kit containing all top quality materials; Zweigart fabric, DMC thread, clear colour chart, full instructions, needle, card & envelope! There's even a metallic thread for the lettering.

Cross stitch of a white bunny holding an easter egg

3. Mouseloft bunny and daffodil cross stitch kit

This springtime design from Mouseloft is sure to brighten up your day! This beginner-friendly design features an adorable bunny leaning up to smell a beautifully bright daffodil of spring. Card and envelope are included too, so you can stitch it up for friends and family this Easter.

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cross stitch of a brown bunny smelling a daffodil

4. Riverdrift Needlework Easter card set

Specialising in traditional cross stitch Riverdrift bring us these beautiful Easter cards to stitch up. In the set, you'll receive everything you need to make up these six lovely greetings cards, and if you don't use them all this year you can keep them in your stash for next year! Made up of springtime yellows and delicate florals, these will surely brighten the recipient's day.

a set of 6 heart shaped easter cross stitch cards

5. Easter sampler cross stitch kit

Stitch a bright and beautiful pattern with The World in Stitches Easter cross stitch kit featuring an adorable bunny. Using vibrant Spring colours is enough to make anyone excited for the new season. Stitch up this lovely hoop to decorate your own home, or give it to a friend this Easter as a special gift. Everything you need to stitch this sweet design comes in the kit, there is the option to add a hoop too if needed.

A neon purple bunny easter cross stitch sampler

6. Easter bunny mini cross stitch

Who doesn't love anything miniature? We simply adore these matchbox-sized stitched from Marvling Bros. They contain, aida, needles, instructions and threads (and yes that's right all in a matchbox!). Stitch the cute bunny in celebration of spring or check out some of their other cute kawaii style matchbox patterns.

A mini cross stitch of a kawaii style bunny

7. Easter cross stitch by Red Bear

Choose from a range of fabrics and colours with this design to find exactly what is right for you. These bright spring designs will be sure to make someone smile this Easter. Or hang on your wall for a touch of Spring all year round. You'll find everything you need in the kit to stitch one of these lovely designs, now which one do we like best?

Bright easter cross stitch hoops

8. Happy Easter cross stitch

Brighten up your day and your home with this vibrant Easter cross stitch kit designed by The Make Arcade. Bold lettering is surrounded by spring flowers and cute chicks in this sweet pattern. The hoop is finished with a bright orange pompom edging to give it that extra pop of colour, perfect for hanging up on the wall.

easter cross stitch with orange pom pom trim

9. Bothy Threads Mother Hen Cross Stitch Kit

Another gem from Bothy Threads and designed by Hannah Dale, this beautiful cross stitch kit features a mother hen tending to her new chick. Designed with great attention to detail this lovely kit will be quite a challenge, but the rewards will be more than worth it!

cross stitch of a mother hen and her chick

10. Vervaco rabbits and chicks cross stitch kit

This detailed cross stitch features cute bunnies, chicks, spring florals and little eggs - the perfect expression of Easter. Create this for yourself and relax this holiday or make one for a friend as a special gift.

bunnies and chicks easter cross stitch pattern

11. The Make Arcade Betty Bunny XS Cross Stitch Kit

Another beautifully bright stitch from The Make Arcade! This adorable bunny holding her carrot is a great project for beginners and would work well as a first project. This mini hoop comes in at just 3" making it even more adorable than we first thought! The kit itself would make a lovely gift for any budding stitcher, or make one up for someone special this Easter.

simple easter cross stitch with a bunny holding a carrot

13. Heritage chicken run cross stitch kit

These chickens are such characters, making this design by Karen Carter for Heritage Crafts such a joy to stitch. In an unusual shape, this cross stitch would be perfect in any kitchen wanting a touch of rustic. The kit contains: Zweigart 14ct Aida fabric, DMC stranded cotton sorted onto numbered cards, a needle, and clear charts and instructions.

cross stitch of easter chickens

14. Vervaco Spring Flower Bags Cross Stitch Kit

Find out how to make these adorable spring-themed flower bags with the Vervaco kit. We absolutely love these, and they can be used anywhere around the home for a fresh floral scent. With concise and clear instructions you'll stitch up this fab trio in no time.

floral cross stitch design on scented bags

15. Cross stitch Easter card making kit

Looking for a super simple and quick project? Try these fab greetings cards to top up your stash in time for Easter. Featuring pre-printed Aida, and all the tools you need, you will be able to get started on these cute cards right away.

Easter cross stitch cards with yellow chicks

10 free Easter cross stitch patterns

Check out these amazing cross stitch patterns from a range of talented cross stitch designers, all of which are available to download for free on Gathered, enjoy!

1. Easter eggs by Maria Diaz

Stitch up this delightfully colourful Easter egg card and top up your stash. Choose from two pretty designs featuring a trio of colourful eggs to stitch. Using just a few thread shades, the charts are worked mainly in whole cross stitches making them suitable for beginners.

Two brightly coloured easter egg cross stitch cards

2. Easter bunny cross stitch patterns by Durene Jones

Stitch this adorable bouncy bunny and create some truly beautiful cards for Easter. choose from two lovely designs to get stuck into right away! These designs are worked in whole cross stitches, backstitch and French knots, which lends plenty of detail to the bunny cross stitch patterns, without making them too tricky to stitch.

Two greetings cards with easter bunny designs stitched on the front

3. Lamb cross stitch pattern by Fiona Baker

What symbolises Easter and spring better than a sweet little lamb? Stitch up this brightly floral design and mount of pastel card for a truly springtime feel.

Floral lamb cross stitched onto a white card

4. Chicken cross stitch by Jenny Barton

Keeping within the farmyard theme, these cute chickens will liven up your kitchen and turn it into a cottage dream. Stitch up these lovely egg cosies ready to protect your boiled eggs!

Two egg cosies featuring a chicken cross stitch design

5. Bee cross stitch by Cheryl Mckinnon

Celebrate the mighty bee with this bright and colourful stitch brought to you by Cheryl Mckinnon. Now, this bee cross stitch design is bound to get people buzzing! Bold springtime florals mix with smiling bees for an effect that’s as sweet as it is modern. Stitch this card for all occasions.

cross stitch bee on white card

6. Vegetable cross stitch by Lesley Teare

Celebrate fresh fruit and veg with this wholesome cross stitch featuring a basket of fresh produce. Make this pattern into a wonderful Easter card to give this year.

cross stitch of a basket of fresh vegetables on a greetings card

7. Lavendar cross stitch by Susan Bates

Although these have birthday-related text on them, they can still be repurposed for Easter due to their floral and bright nature. These soothing lavender designs were created by Susan Bates and are available to download for free.

Lavender cross stitch on purple cards

8. Garden cross stitch by Susan Bates

With signs of spring, we can start to enjoy sitting outside and enjoying some warmer weather (hopefully). That's why we wanted to include this free garden bench cross stitch as it reminds us of time spent outside and welcoming in the new seasons.

cross stitch of a garden bench surrounded by flowers

9. Wildflower cross stitch by Jenny Van De Wiele

Stitch a beautiful wildflower meadow to celebrate the return of the warmer weather. This glorious design was created by Jenny Van De Wiele and is available to download on Gathered for free! Where Jenny even shows you have to create lovely trailing thread detail.

wildflower meadow stitched onto blue canvas

10. Floral Wreath by Amanda Gregory

If you really want to do something truly special for someone you love this Easter why not make them this beautiful floral wreath? It will certainly brighten up any home and can be kept as a special keepsake for years to come.

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floral wreath cross stitch in pink and white

More spring and summer patterns to enjoy

Looking for more spring projects? Try our spring cross stitch patterns for more brilliant ideas. If you love nature-inspired stitches, check out our Free blackwork dragonfly cross stitch pattern. We’ve got a kaleidoscope of butterfly designs for you, too! Choose from our Free butterfly cross stitch chart or our Free floral butterfly cross stitch pattern or turn your butterfly into a hair ornament with this DIY cross stitched butterfly hair grips tutorial and chart. Or if you are looking for a cat to chase your butterflies, try our Cat cross stitch patterns.

Authors

Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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