Free cute winter owl card

Cosy up under a blanket with this heartwarming all-occasion card by Jane Henderson

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You’ll love stitching this cute owl bundled up in a chunky knitted scarf. The design will make a perfect winter birthday card, last-minute Christmas greeting or even a thank you for the festive gifts you receive! Mount your stitching in a simple white aperture card and decorate with sequins for a touch of seasonal sparkle.


This chart originally appeared in issue 263 (Jan 2018) of The World of Cross Stitching. For more card ideas, pick up The World of Cross Stitching issue 302 (Jan 2021), on sale 3 December 2020. Read more about what’s in the magazine here.

To stitch this cute owl cross stitch pattern you will need:

  1. Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in)
  2. Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  3. Size 24 tapestry needle
  4. Square white aperture card plus sequins from stockist of your choice

If you’re new to cross stitch and what to practise the different stitches before you start this pattern, see our cross stitch for beginners article.

Winter owl card

Download your winter woolly owl cross stitch pattern

Click to download the Free Winter Owl Card Chart

The download is an A4 PDF with the owl chart and key.