You've got to love a mini motif this cute! This cactus cross stitch pattern shows a little terrarium packed with stylish succulents and desert blooms that makes a great addition to a plain notebook.Or if you’re looking to breathe new life into a room, this burst of fresh green will make a great ornament – best of all, no watering required for our cactus cross stitch pattern ! See our guide to turning your cross stitch into a hanging ornament for how to make it into a mini hanging. If you are new to cross stitch, check out our cross stitch for beginners guide to help you get started.


This cactus cross stitch pattern was designed by Susan Bates and first featured in issue 237 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. You can find more cute cross stitch projects in The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

The cactus cross stitch pattern is a great design if you're new to cross stitch or short of time, as it's little so quick and easy to stitch! It has a stitch count of 31 high x 21 wide and a design area on 14 count aida (or 28-count evenweave) of just 5.5x4cm (2¼x1½in).

This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes thread codes for DMC, Anchor or Madeira so you can stitch it with the threads in your stash.

Download and print this free cactus cross stitch pattern below.

Free cactus cross stitch pattern

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More cross stitch designs from Susan Bates

If you love Susan's design style, we have more treats from her for you on Gathered! Take a look at her lavender cross stitch patterns for a set of 6 lovely cards, or try our cross stitch flower patterns for some lovely designs. There are more lovely card designs from Susan in these colourful cross stitch cards or her pink birthday cross stitch patterns.


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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