The majestic sunflower cross stitch pattern stands heads above the rest – just like your lovely card will! Spread a little happiness by stitching this cheery design and patching your finished stitching on to a pale yellow scalloped-edge card.


The sunflower cross stitch pattern is a quick design to stitch, with the finished design a stitch count of 48 stitches high x 48 stitches wide. Stitch it on to 14 count aida or 28-count evenweave – you'll need a piece that measures at least 9x9cm (3½x3½in). We've stitched ours using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes thread shades for DMC, Anchor and Madeira so you can stitch it with your favourite threads from your stash.

This free cross-stitch pattern was designed by Susan Bates and originally appeared in issue 232 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

This chart includes the words "On your birthday" but you can easily update the message to adapt the reason for sending – "Just to say hi" or "Get well soon" would fit nicely in the space.

Download the sunflower cross stitch pattern

Click to download the Free sunflower cross stitch pattern

If you love this design, then check out more beautiful flower cross stitch projects in the latest issues of The World of Cross Stitching. Download the chart now, and do share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page


More like the sunflower cross stitch pattern

We've got more free floral designs for you to try on Gathered! Take a look at our Cross stitch flower patterns for a whole host of lovely floral designs, including another lovely sunflower! You'll also find a choice of 6 lovely designs in this lavender cross stitch patterns set.


susan bates cross stitch
Susan BatesCross Stitch Designer

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.

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