Spread some Christmas cheer with this classic wreath card design by Lesley Teare. Mount your stitching in a bold red or green circular aperture card for a statement finish.


This chart originally appeared in issue 210 (Xmas 2013) of The World of Cross Stitching. For more Christmas card ideas, pick up The World of Cross Stitching issue 301 (Xmas 2020), on sale in the UK 30 October 2020. Read more about what's in the magazine here.

To stitch this festive garland 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. Circular aperture card in bright red 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.

Cross stitch free chart

Download the festive garland cross stitch pattern

Click to download the Free Garland Card Chart (PDF). The download is an A4 PDF with the garland chart and key.


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Hannah FletcherEditor, The World of Cross Stitching

Hannah has been the Editor of The World of Cross Stitching magazine for 4 years and is responsible for bringing a wide range of cross stitch patterns from the best international designers to the readers around the world. She loves to stitch modern baby samplers for new arrivals amongst her friends and family, but as an all-round crafter, Hannah is just as likely to have a crochet hook in hand as a needle and thread. When she’s not busy crafting, Hannah can be found Irish dancing or running to keep fit.

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