June is Pride month and we're encouraging you to show the love and support for the LGBTQIA+ community with this colourful Pride cross stitch pattern, designed by Cheryl McKinnon of Tiny Modernist. Why not stitch our free cross stitch design to make a card to send to a pal, or back with cardstock to make a mini hanging or flag? You could even stitch the design on soluble or waste canvas directly onto a plain T-shirt or tote bag to wear with pride!


This chart is perfect for beginner stitchers – it's incredibly quick and simple to stitch using just whole stitches and a little bit of backstitch. The design might be small in size but the vibrant colours and message will ensure it has a big impact! We've used a range of DMC stranded cottons in red, purple, orange, yellow, green and blue to create the colourful rainbow effect but you can use any thread shades in your stash.

If you want to learn more about LGBT+ issues and rights, please check out the Stonewall website for more information.

You will need:

  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • 14-count white aida
  • DMC stranded cottons as listed in the key
  • Embroidery scissors
  • An embroidery hoop to hold your fabric

Download the Pride cross stitch pattern

Click to download the Pride Cross Stitch Pattern. It's an A4 PDF featuring the chart and key.

Free pride cross stitch chart

For more cross stitch inspiration and patterns why not subscribe to The World of Cross Stitching magazine.


If you're new to cross stitch, head over to our guide to how to cross stitch to get you started. If crochet's more your thing, we've also got a mini rainbow flag crochet pattern you might enjoy, or for more inspiration, head over to our Rainbow Craft Ideas round-up.


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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