Free dragon cross stitch pattern

Let your imagination take flight with this adorable purple dragon cross stitch and his butterfly friends, designed by illustrator Dulcie Mascord.

dragon cross stitch

Fans of fantasy and those expecting new arrivals are bound to fall in love with this cute character! Filled with a sense of curiosity and wonder, this baby dragon will help encourage little ones to explore the world around them.


It’s the perfect-sized design to decorate a reading nook or nursery and is created using whole stitches, fractionals, backstitch, and French knots for a detailed look. By the time you’ve finished this adventurous stitch, you’re sure to have a story or two to tell!

The dragon cross stitch is great for cross stitchers of all levels, it’s a great project for beginners who are looking to step up to the next level and take on a bigger challenge. The variety of stitch types and colours will be great practice. If you’re new to cross stitch or you need to refresh a little we recommend you check out this guide on how to cross stitch, it contains everything you need to know to start stitching today.

This enchanting dragon cross stitch was designed by Dulcie Mascord and appeared in issue 242 of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine.

Dragon cross stitch fact box

  • Stitch Time 30 hours (approx)
  • Stitch TypesWhole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
  • Threads – Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • NeedleSize 24 tapestry needle (check out our handy cross stitch needle sizes guide)
  • Fabric – Zweigart 14-count white Aida measuring 40x30cm (15¾x11¾in)
  • Extras – Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25×17.5cm (9¾x6¾in)

Download the free Dragon cross stitch

Click the link to download the dragon cross stitch. The download is 2 A4 PDFs with a dragon cross stitch pattern and accompanying key.

dragon cross stitch

More like the Dragon cross stitch

If you loved the magic of the dragon cross stitch pattern, we have plenty more free cross stitch patterns just like it! Try the Unicorn cross stitch pattern, great for greetings cards. If you love animal cross stitch take a look at these cute cat cross stitch patterns or our lovely free elephant cross stitch pattern designed by Durene Jones. If you’re not sure or need some inspiration you can browse all animal cross stitch patterns and find your favourite.