Decorate your tree this year with one of these mini Christmas wreath cross stitch patterns, these cute patterns can be made into baubles by following the directions below. They are really easy to make and won't take you very long to make several if you wanted to give them as gifts to family and friends. A handmade ornament can be used over and over and they make a lovely keepsake. If you wanted to make it extra special you could also stitch the year you created them onto the back.


This wreath cross stitch pattern is one of a series of quick Christmas cross stitch patterns by Rhona Norrie for last-minute cross stitch gifts, cards and tags to make in the count down to 25th December.

This mini wreath cross stitch pattern will make the perfect hanging decoration this festive season. Remember to share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page. This design by Rhona Norrie was originally featured in World of Cross Stitching issue 249, where you can find the full set of Christmas patterns as pictured below.

If you are new to cross stitching or need a little refresher on the basics, take a look at our guide on how to cross stitch, it contains everything you need to get started today. If you are unsure about needles and would like to find out more check out this guide to cross stitch needle sizes.

Download your Christmas wreath cross stitch pattern.

Quick Christmas cross stitch patterns Rhona Norrie

How to make cross stitch Christmas baubles

Step one

Cut our stitched piece leaving a 1.5cm (½in) seam allowance all the way around.

Step two

Cut a coordinating backing fabric to the same size, using your cut-out stitched piece as a template.

Step three

Fold your ribbon or cord in half to create a loop. Ours uses cord made with the Kreinik Custom Corder. Pin the ends of your cord at the top of the stitched piece, making sure the loop lies downwards.

Step four

Pin together front and back pieces with right sides facing and the loop tucked inside. Machine- or hand-stitch with a 1cm (¼in) seam allowance, leaving a small gap at the bottom. Turn through and press.

Step five

Fill your decoration firmly with wadding, then slip stitch the gap closed for a neat finish.

Christmas wreath cross stitch pattern

That's it! Now you've finished your cute wreath cross stitch pattern all that's left to do is hang it on your tree. If you're making more why not try different coloured bows for each one you do to make a whole set. If you loved the wreath cross stitch pattern, take a look at these modern cross stitch kits, they contain everything you need to make your next cross stitch. If you want more festive patterns, you'll love this cute teddy bear cross stitch pattern, or head over to our 150 Christmas cross stitch patterns for lots of inspiration.


Rhona NorrieCross stitch designer

Rhona Norrie is a prolific and popular cross stitch designer from Scotland who now calls New York home. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy, and Just Cross Stitch. Rhona is a total cross stitch addict! If she doesn’t have a needle in her hand, then it will be a camera that she’s carrying to capture the wonders of nature and she shares her nature pictures (and cross stitching!) on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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