Father's Day cross stitch patterns

Stitch Lucie Heaton's quick and easy Father's Day cross stitch patterns, or try the fun toolbox card designed by Heather Nugent.

Fathers Day cross stitch patterns
Published: June 9, 2021 at 10:00 am
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Even the fussiest guys will be cheered by these bright Father's Day cross stitch patterns, which are sure to come in handy for birthdays, leaving dos, and other occasions. If you know a keen photographer, our cool camera is a perfect choice and will look fantastic on the front of a photo album. Or, raise a glass to your best guy friend with a nice cold beer – cheers! The palette of oranges, browns and blues looks great with a backing of kraft card, and you can jazz up your makes further with a funky patterned paper.

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About the Father's Day cross stitch patterns

  • Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Fabric: 14-count white aida 
  • Stitching time: Approx 4-6 hours each
  • Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch
  • Level: Beginner

Download the Father's day cross stitch patterns

Click to download the Father's Day cross stitch patterns. This is an A4 PDF with 3 charts and key on it.

Free Toolkit Father's day Cross Stitch Pattern

Dads who are handy around the house, or who love nothing better than tinkering about underneath their cars, will love this clever toolbox card filled with cross stitch tools! A hammer, screwdriver, spanner and pliers are all stitched onto plastic canvas, then slotted behind wood-effect paper, giving this unique design dimension and texture. Simply download the printed paper design below for free, then follow our step-by-step guide.

These simple designs by Heather Nugent are perfect for stitchers of all abilities, so why not get the kids involved in making one for Father’s Day? Just tell them it’s a DIY project!

Free toolkit cross stitch pattern

About this Toolkit Father's day Cross Stitch Pattern

  • These designs were originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 190
  • Each tool should take between 6 and 8 hours to stitch
  • This chart is stitched in whole stitches and backstitch.

You will need

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle
  • A piece of 14-count clear plastic canvas measuring 13 x 8cm (5 x 3in) for each design
  • Extras - Craft Creations Single Fold Deckle Edge card (DEC10U) in creative smooth white
  • Double-sided tape.

Download the Toolkit Father's day Cross Stitch Pattern

Download the Free toolkit cross stitch pattern (PDF), which contains four different tool designs and accompanying key.

How to make a toolkit Father's day card

Step 1

Stitch each design onto a piece of plastic canvas, then cut out each shape, leaving a single square border all the way around.

Step 2

You'll need a wood effect for the box, you can either design your own from card, or you can download this woodeffect paper to print at home. Then you need to cut to size.

Step 3

Apply double-sided tape to the reverse of the printed paper along the sides and the base, then attach to the bottom half of your card.

Step 4

Slot each tool into the pocket, arranging them in any order you like, then secure them to the card with a piece of double-sided tape at the back

More Father's Day cross stitch patterns

Check out these links for more Father's Day cross stitch patterns on Gathered.

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Authors

Lucie HeatonCross Stitch Designer

Lucie is a freelance designer with over 25 years-experience in creating cross stitch patterns for magazines, books and needlecraft companies in the UK and around the world. Her work has been featured in Cross Stitch Gold, The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitcher, Just Cross Stitch and Cross Stitch Crazy. She enjoys creating designs that bring pleasure to all who stitch them and loves to see stitchers bring her patterns to life.

Heather NugentTechnical Editor on Love Embroidery

Heather is a designer and technical expert with over eight years of experience in craft publishing, and is the Technical Editor for Love Embroidery magazine. She first started sewing with her mum when she was five years old and has been hooked on all things stitched ever since. She's designed projects for Your Home, Today’s Quilter, Craftseller, Your Handmade Home, RSPB wild explorer, bbcgoodfood.com, Cross Stitch Crazy, The World of Cross Stitching and Lakeside needlecraft cross stitch books. Find her on instagram @heathers.handmade.hub

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