Free heart cross stitch patterns

Stitch one of our free heart cross stitch patterns for a loved one’s birthday, valentine, or simply to show how much you care.

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Is there any more classic than a cross stitch heart? Whatever occasion you are looking to stitch for, a cross stitch hearts says so many special things. Whether you’re looking for romantic designs for Valentine’s Day or weddings and anniversaries, or you just want to send your love for a friend’s birthday, a cross stitch heart is sure to make anyone’s day.

Not only that, but we have a choice of cross stitch heart patterns for you to choose from. How about a beautiful cross stitch heart with subtly shaded roses and tendrils of rose buds? You’ll find that cross stitch heart pattern from Rhona Norrie, free to download for all our Gathered makers.


Rosebud cross stitch heart


Roses heart cross stitch pattern

This beautiful cross stitch heart was designed by Rhona Norrie, and is one of our most versatile cross stitch charts on this website. Download the pattern below and check out issue 110 of Cross Stitch Gold magazine to stitch the rest of this sweet card collection. It makes a lovely cross stitch heart gift, but won’t take as long to stitch as the cross stitch heart sampler, as it is a card-sized design and the central section of the rosebud cross stitch heart is not densely stitched. As well as making this cross stitch heart faster to stitch, leaving a blank area in the centre of the cross stitch heart means you can add names and dates too, making this cross stitch heart a brilliant wedding sampler or anniversary or engagement memento. Just leave off the tendrils coming in to the middle of this cross stitch heart and use the space for personalisation instead.

Rosebud cross stitch heart materials

  • Fabric: Zweigart 14-count white aida, measuring 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in)
  • Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Extras: Craft Creations single fold, deckle edge card (DEC1U) in creative linen white
  • Ribbon: of your choice

Click this link to download the Rosebud cross stitch heart


Cross stitch heart sampler


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What could be more pleasing than fresh flowers, especially when they are arranged as beautifully as they are on this gorgeous cross stitch heart? With its delightful collection of unsymmetrical, collage-style motifs, this cross stitch heart has a fresh, organic feel that will be so fun to recreate. You’ll enjoy adding depth and definition with the delicate shading, and creating subtle details and accents with pretty-coloured backstitch. Stitched on evenweave for a finer finish, this stylish piece is perfect for stitchers looking for a rewarding challenge. This cross stitch heart was designed by Susan Bates for The World of Cross Stitching magazine issue 254.

Cross stitch heart sampler materials

  • Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle: Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Fabric: 28-count white evenweave measuring 39x42cm (15½x16½in)
  • Extras: Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25x28cm (9¾x11in) 
  • Stitching time: 30 hours
  • Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch
  • Level: Intermediate

Click this link to download the patterns for the cross stitch heart sampler

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More cross stitch hearts

You’ll find more cross stitch heart patterns for you to choose from elsewhere on Gathered. Take a look at our cross stitch necklace design and our free flower cross stitch chart. You’ll find more hearts in our wedding cross stitch archive, too.