Free kitchen cross stitch patterns
Looking for free kitchen cross stitch patterns and projects? Brighten your kitchen with a range of botanical cross stitch ideas.
If you're interested in all things botanical, you'll love this collection of kitchen cross stitch patterns and gifts. Up first is our trio of herb kitchen cross stitch patterns designed by Susan Bates. Use them as markers on pots or plant tubs, patch them onto a packet of seeds, or just frame them as a pretty set of kitchen cross stitch pictures to hang on your kitchen wall. Simple to stitch, with each motif worked in just a few thread shades, you’ll have a beautiful bunch of herbs in no time!
Next, we'll be taking you step-by-step through how to make your very own tea cosy, mug hug and coaster adored with your very own kitchen cross stitch pattern. If you’d like to stitch the patterns shown in this project, you can find them in issue 215 of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine - download the digital version to your smartphone or tablet by visiting your app store and searching for ‘Cross Stitch Crazy‘!
Below you will also find a selection of our favourite kitchen cross stitch patterns, we think you'll find something to suit your kitchen perfectly, or to give as a gift to the foodie in your life.
Herb Cross Stitch Patterns
Bring a touch of the outdoors in with these pretty kitchen cross stitch patterns, designed by Susan Bates. They're the perfect excuse to start growing your own window box! Got a windowbox or space on a work surface? Then we’ve got a great excuse for you to grow your own and decorate with these kitchen cross stitch patterns!
You should be able to stitch each of these designs in 8 to 10 hours. They're made up of whole cross stitches with some backstitch and French knots. We've stitched ours on to Zweigart 14-count white aida (measuring 18x15cm or 7x6in per design).
This design was originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, issue 189.
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Cross stitched tea cosy
Print out the Free teacosy template, cut out, then use to cut out 2 pieces of patterned fabric, 2 pieces of lining fabric and 2 pieces of wadding, leaving a 1cm (½in) seam allowance around each piece.
To make the tea cosy, the mug hug or the coaster you’ll need to back your stitching with iron-on-interfacing.
Back your stitching with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer’s instructions, then fold in the fabric either side and machine-stitch a hem 1cm (½in) along each vertical edge to create a neat finish. Place centrally right side up on the right side of a patterned fabric panel, then machine-stitch over your previous hem either side of the stitching to fix in place.
With right sides facing, pin together your 2 patterned fabric panels, then pin a length of ribbon folded in half lengthways at the top in the centre. Place the looped end approximately 5cm (2in) in from the top – this will then stitck out from the top of your tea cosy. Machine-stitch the fabric and ribbon together along the template line, leaving the bottom open.
With right sides facing, sandwich both pieces of lining fabric between the wadding pieces and machine-stitch together along the template line, leaving the bottom open.
Trim any excess fabric from your outer (patterned) fabric cosy then turn through to the right side. Place inside your sewn wadding and lining, making sure it’s positioned between the two pieces of lining fabric.
Pin the wadding to your cosy, then machine-stitch the lining and fabric layers together along the bottom edge, making sure to leave the bottom of the cosy open, and a 5cm (2in) gap for turning through. Trim off any excess backing fabric from the bottom, then turn through to the right side and neatly slipstitch the gap closed.
Cross stitched mug hug
Cut out a 10x26cm (4x10in) piece of patterned fabric. Back with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer’s instructions, then fold over a 1cm (½in) seam and pin in place.
Back your stitching with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer’s instructions, then fold over the fabric along both long edges and machine-stitch a 1cm (½in) hem to create a neat finish. Repeat along both short edges, this time leaving a 2.5cm (1in) hem.
Place your stitched piece centrally right side up on the right side of your patterned fabric, then machine-stitch over your previous hem either side of the stitching to fix in place.
Tack a length of ribbon to either side of the reverse of your mug hug. Cut out a 8x24cm (3×9½in) piece of white felt, and machine-stitch to the reverse of your mug hug to hide any seams and add insulation, then tie around your mug using the ribbon lengths.
Cross stitched coaster
Cut out 2 pieces of patterned fabric measuring 11x11cm (4¼x4¼in), then back with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Cut out your stitched piece leaving a 3 square border, then fray a square border around the edge. Place centrally right side up on the right side of a piece of patterned fabric, then machine-stitch in place.
Cut out a piece of wadding measuring 11x11cm (4¼x4¼in). Sandwich the wadding piece between the fabric pieces with right sides facing and machine-stitch together, leaving a 4cm (1½in) gap for turning through. Trim off any excess fabric and wadding, then turn through to the right side, using a knitting needle or similar to push out the corners. Neatly slipstitch the gap closed.
Similar kitchen cross stitch patterns
We've selected our favourite kitchen cross stitch patterns below that we think you'll love, all of the patterns can be found on Etsy.
Baking kitchen cross stitch patterns
We love these super cute kitchen cross stitch patterns, they’re sweet and modern and are perfect for that friend who is always baking! These will be a digital download in PDF format.
Find the kitchen cross stitch patterns motifs on Etsy.
Geometric fruit kitchen cross stitch patterns
If you’re looking for a more fresh and fruity vibe, try these eye-catching geometric fruit kitchen cross stitch patterns. These are a PDF download of the three patterns.
Find the geometric fruit kitchen cross stitch patterns on Etsy.
Donut kitchen cross stitch patterns
These delicious donut motifs would be perfect decorating your kitchen gifts, they would make a quirky set for anyone who loves a sweet treat.
Find the Donut kitchen cross stitch patterns on Etsy.
Free kitchen cross stitch patterns
If you like the kitchen cross stitch patterns, we have more cross stitch free patterns for you here on Gathered! Keep it floral with our lavender cross stitch patterns and our cross stitch flower patterns. Try our Durene Jones cross stitch fox or our cats cross stitch patterns. For more cross stitch free patterns that would work well as kitchen cross stitch patterns, how about these picnic food cross stitch patterns?
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.