Prepare yourself for spring or just for a colourful boost whatever the season with these beautiful butterfly cross stitch patterns!


Yellow butterfly cross stitch pattern

yellow butterfly cross stitch pattern

First up is this beautiful butterfly cross stitch pattern, stitched in sunny yellow shades and designed by Amanda Gregory. Bring your room to life with this quick and easy butterfly cross stitch pattern. We've framed our design in pride of place in a neutral frame with an aperture of 10x10cm (4x4in), but it would also make a lovely birthday or thank you card.

Download the free Butterfly cross stitch pattern here.

If you love our cross stitch patterns on Gathered, then check out more designs in The World of Cross Stitching magazine. Remember to share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page

Butterfly cross stitch pattern for cards

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Designed especially for you to enjoy, this easy-to-make butterfly cross stitch pattern by Amanda Gregory will be perfect to stitch and send. Nothing says spring white like butterflies so stitch this pretty pair and make into a card for someone near and dear. Simply use white 14-count aida for a fresh finish.

Stitch count: 38 high x 36 wide
Design area: when stitching on 14 count aida or 28-count evenweave this design will measure 7x6.5cm (2¾x2½in)

Free card butterfly cross stitch pattern

For more designs like this, don't miss the latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

Butterfly cross stitch pattern free
This cross stitch pattern originally appeared in a set of 41 quick-stitch butterfly motifs in issue 240 of The World of Cross Stitching). Find the set in The World of Cross Stitching app for Google Play or Apple Newstand!

Floral butterfly cross stitch pattern

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Stitch this beautiful butterfly cross stitch pattern for birthdays, thank you or sympathy cards, or just to send a hand-stitched greeting to a friend.

You will need

  • Zweigart 28-count white eveanweave, measuring 20 x 15cm (8 x 6in)
  • Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Oblong aperture card in lavender (click for our DIY aperture card tutorial)
  • Ribbon of choice

Click to download the free floral butterfly cross stitch pattern

Box lid butterfly cross stitch pattern

Free butterfly cross stitch pattern

You can never go wrong with pinks and purples, especially on a box full of treasures. Patch this sweet butterfly cross stitch pattern onto a kraft paper gift box from a local craft store for a quick hand-made gift for friends and family.

This is a great beginner's cross stitch project as the design size isn't too daunting at 40 stitches high x 39 stitches wide. We've stitched ours on to 14 count aida (you could also use 28-count evenweave) and we used a 7.5x7cm (3x2¾in) piece of fabric to stitch on to. To turn your stitching into a box, simply cut around the edges of your stitching leaving a small border, fray a row of stitches around each side, then attach it to the top off a plain paper gift box using spray glue, double-sided tape or a light coat of PVA.

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This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes Anchor and Madeira thread codes too so you can pick the threads you already have in your stash or your favourite brand.

Download your free butterfly cross stitch pattern and get ready to stitch!

Free butterfly cross stitch pattern

Hairgrip butterfly cross stitch pattern

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How about taking a butterfly cross stitch pattern to the next level and using it to make a brilliant hair slide to wear with pride, however old you are! This brilliant butterfly cross stitch pattern was designed by Susan Bates especially to be stitched on plastic canvas and made into a hair ornament!

Click to find the DIY cross stitch butterfly hair grips tutorial

Plant poke butterfly cross stitch pattern

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Awwhhh – these butterflies may be teeny weeny but we still think they pack quote a punch in this heartwarming butterfly cross stitch pattern.

Click for the free plant poke cross stitch pattern

Heart hanging butterfly cross stitch pattern

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Sometimes you can't beat a bit of traditional cross stitch, and that just what you get in this timeless butterfly cross stitch pattern from kelsey Teare, designed to be displayed in a mini heart frame, and available for you to download for free from Gathered!

Find the free flower cross stitch chart.


Looking for more bug cross stitch patterns? we feel you – there are plenty of other bugs beside butterflies that deserve celebrating as cross stitch patterns! Keeping things pre-pupae, try our Free caterpillar cross stitch patterns, or for a flying insect of a different wing, how about our Free blackwork dragonfly cross stitch pattern? We love these delicate bee cross stitch patterns from Durene Jones, or how about this Free charity cross stitch chart featuring the Manchester bee? Or if you are looking for a cat to chase your butterflies, try our Cat cross stitch patterns.

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