Often referred to as the wisest of creatures, the beautiful owl is celebrated in all seasons with our wonderful free owl cross stitch patterns. They are a symbol of Halloween but also can be seen at Christmas and even birthdays. The truth is we just can't get enough of them!
If you love owls as much as we do, we're sure you'll find something you love on our list of top owl cross stitch patterns. You'll find a mixture of free patterns to download and one's which can be purchased from the designers, each one as lovely as the last!
If you are new to cross stitching, or if you just want to brush up on your knowledge head over to our handy guide on how to cross stitch, where you'll find lots of top tips and useful knowledge from our team of cross stitch experts.


Love to stitch? If you want more cross stitch inspiration we have a tonne of patterns right here on Gathered, check out our library of free cross stitch patterns to get you started.

Owl cross stitch pattern hanging

Beware All Hallows’ Eve… an eerie night where ghosts and goblins roam free. Haunted houses, witches and jack-o’-lanterns are about while owls and bats fly through the skies. Capture the spooky forces of Halloween night in hand-stitched silhouettes with this festive own cross stitch hanging – it makes the perfect stitchy decor.
Designed by Shannon Wasilieff, this pattern should take about 8 hours to stitch.

If you're new to cross stitch, you’ll be sure to fly through this pattern as it's stitched entirely with only black thread - creating the detailed silhouettes and intricate decorative border. Once your stitching is complete, add coordinating backing fabric, fill with stuffing and add a black ribbon to hang these designs around your home in true spooktacular style!
We've stitched ours on to beautifully hand-dyed evenweave fabric from Polstitches Designs. The evenweave creates a soft elegant finish allowing the design to stand out. Jo Critchley dyes all her Polstitches fabrics herself, so each one is slightly different and totally unique!

Download the Free Halloween cross stitch pattern.

Halloween cross stitch patterns
This spooky owl is one of a set of designs that we first featured in issue 246 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. To stitch the set, read the issue and charts on your phone or tablet through The World of Cross Stitching app for Google Play or Apple Newsstand!

Cross stitch owl pattern

Oh hello, little cutie! This wintry wise owl is sure to cheer up anyone you stitch him for. Frame him in a mini hoop or send him in the post to make someone’s day. This beginner's cross stitch pattern was designed by Rhona Norrie for issue 223 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine and should take a few evenings to stitch.

Download the Free owl cross stitch pattern

Free Owl Cross Stitch Chart

Remember to share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @worldofcrossstitching. If you love this pattern, then check out more designs in The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

Free owl cross stitch pattern

This quirky owl cross stitch pattern is available to download for free from DMC and is designed Jess Morillo, we love it's wide eyes are unusual colours. What a find! This cute creature would look fab on a tote bag or simply hanging up in your home.

Owl cross stitch pattern, DMC, free

free owl cross stitch

Rainbow owl

This colourful owl cross stitch will add a splash of colour to any room, and is certainly an eye-catching piece to be admired. this beautiful design will come as part of a kit, containing everything you need to complete your project.

Rainbow owl, Etsy, £18.99 (kit)

owl cross stitch

Mini owl cross stitch pattern

Aww, this adorable owl is the perfect beginner project for anyone looking to get started in cross stitch, it's a quick and simple pattern to complete. This product is a PDF download of the pattern.

Mini owl cross stitch pattern, Etsy, £2.69 (digital download)

owl cross stitch

More like the owl cross stitch patterns

If you loved the owl cross stitch patterns and want to make more, try the cute elephant cross stitch which would make the perfect card for many occasions. If you’re looking to spruce up your home 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. For more spooky patterns, head over to our Halloween cross stitch patterns, for lots of ideas. We also have a fabulous selection of modern cross stitch kits, if you're looking for the perfect gift for the stitcher in your life.


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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