Choose from two delightful garden cross stitch designs, perfect for your green-fingered friends and family! These cute designs were created by Susan Bates. There's nothing more lovely than relaxing on a summer's day with a cold drink and your favourite cross stitch project. If you hang these up in your home, you'll be reminded of that lovely feeling all year round.


If you are new to cross stitch or want to refresh your skills, check out our how to cross stitch and our useful guide to cross stitch needle sizes, for everything you need to get started on your next project.

Garden cross stitch pattern by Susan Bates

Stitch a soothing summer garden with this sunny cross stitch chart by Susan Bates. Mount your stitching into a square aperture card in a matching shade for a greeting for any occasion, or add it to the front of a notebook or gift box for a unique gift.

About the garden cross stitch

  • Stitch count: 38 high x 38 wide
  • Design area: 14 count aida or 28-count evenweave – 7x7cm (2¾x2¾in)
  • This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes DMC, Anchor and Madeira threads

Download the garden cross stitch pattern for free

Free garden cross stitch pattern

Remember to share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page This design originally appeared in issue 258 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

Free garden cross stitch pattern

Garden cross stitch gift tag by Susan Bates

Whip up this quick-stitch gift tag in just an evening with this free gardening cross stitch pattern. It's perfect for beginners as it only measures 13 stitches high x 18 stitches wide. The finished design will measure 2.5x3.5cm (1x1¼in) when stitched on to 14 count aida (28-count evenweave). This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the chart includes Evenweave and Aida thread scodes too.

It's perfect to go with the 'Summer Patchwork' project in issue 219 of The World of Cross Stitching!

Free cross stitch gift tag pattern

If you loved the garden cross stitch patterns, try the lovely vegetable cross stitch or the cute elephant cross stitch which would make the perfect card for the arrival of a new baby. If you’re looking for a variety of designs to get ready for upcoming occasions, get inspired with these cross stitch cards patterns. If you’re looking for a wedding gift or a special token take a look at our lovely free wedding cross stitch patterns. If you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen decor with a framed cross stitch, try the bee cross stitch pattern, the lavender cross stitch, or the free kitchen cross stitch patterns, to spark your inspiration.


susan bates cross stitch
Susan BatesCross Stitch Designer

Susan Bates creates cross stitch and needlepoint designs for UK craft magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy and Cross Stitcher. Her work is also featured in Turkish publication Kanavice and she has 7 cross stitch books published in Turkey by Tuva Publishing. Susan has created stamp and embossing folder designs for cover gifts with Papercraft Inspirations magazine. You can also purchase her charts as PDFs from her Etsy store CrossStitchSuzie. She is based in Brighton.

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