When the evenings start to get darker and the temperature drops, it’s time to curl up on a comfortable chair with a few of your favourite things - a fluffy blanket, your kawaii cross stitch (of course), a freshly-baked cookie and a nice hot drink - preferably with whipped cream and sprinkles on top! The sweet seasonal selection of motifs in this design will be a treat to stitch for beginners and experts alike.


It’s important to pay attention to the backstitch in the key though - all backstitch is in one strand apart from the mug’s eyes and mouth, the sprinkles and gingerbread person’s smile, which are backstitched in two strands to draw attention to these charming details. Combat the winter chill in any room of the house by displaying this as a beautiful canvas. Or perhaps you’d like to make these merry treats as a holiday hanging? Either way, this design is the best way to welcome the new season into your home as well as cold guests looking to warm up.

This pattern is suitable for beginners, if you are new to cross stitching, however, we have lots of helpful guides available, find out how to cross stitch or learn more about cross stitch needle sizes.

This design was created by Sosae and Dennis Caetano and was first published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 286.

Kawaii cross stitch fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx. 22 hours
  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, backstitch
  • Ease of Stitching - Beginner

What you’ll need for the Kawaii cross stitch:

  • Zweigart* 14-count white Aida measuring 35x35cm (13¾ x 13¾in)
  • Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Stretched canvas of your choice measuring 20x20cm (7¾x7¾in)

Kawaii cross stitch pattern

Click the link to download the free kawaii cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF containing the kawaii teacup pattern and an accompanying key.

kawaii cross stitch pattern

If you loved the kawaii cross stitch Christmas design and want to get stuck into more festive cross stitch, try these amazing 150 cross stitch patterns, you’ll find something to suit all abilities. If you want some other Christmas crafts, try these adorable Are you giving the kawaii cross stitch away as a gift and are looking for more gift ideas? Then check out these cute needle minders which are the ideal stocking stuffer. We also have this fab rundown of our favourite modern cross stitch kits or the Christmas cross stitch kits which contain everything you need to complete your whole project, ideal for those new to the craft. If you want more inspiration for cross stitch ideas be sure to browse through our large collection of free cross stitch patterns, there is something for all ages and abilities.


Sosae Dennis Caetano
Sosae and Dennis CaetanoTrellis & Thyme designers and owners

Sosae & Dennis create a whole host of amazing designs, we particularly love their cute kawaii style.

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