After all the presents are unwrapped at Christmas, and all the visits to see loved ones are over, it’s important to show your thanks to the givers and hosts… and we can think of no better way to do so than with a thank you cross stitch card!

Choose from three different styles of cards, each designed by a talented designer! Each design is available to download for free so you can get stitching tonight.

These patterns are suitable for beginners, if you are new to cross stitching, however, we have lots of helpful guides available, find out how to cross stitch or learn more about cross stitch needle sizes.

Thank you cross stitch by Durene Jones

The range of thank you cross stitch motifs and styles in Durene’s set means that you’ll have a fantastic card to send out, whoever the recipient is. Stitching for men can sometimes be a little tricky, but the ‘flying by’ thank you cross stitch is sure to be appreciated by all!

The little details are so much fun to bring to life, too, and you’ll be able to finish any of them over a weekend. So it won’t take you long to build up a stash in your drawer and ensure that you’ve always got the perfect card on hand, to show your gratitude. This thank you cross stitch is suitable for beginner stitchers, ready to step up their game! Each design contains a small amount of backstitch, so great practice you are not that familiar with it.

Thank you cross stitch fact box

  • Stitching Time - Approx. 10 hours each
  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, backstitch (if you need help try our how to backstitch guide)
  • Level - Advanced beginner
  • Fabric - Zweigart* 14-count white Aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle (check out our handy guide on cross stitch needle sizes)
  • Extras - Coloured card - your choice, we used yellow and blue

The thank you cross stitches were designed by Durene Jones and originally a set of 6 published in issue 237 of The World of Cross Stitching. If you want the rest of the set you can purchase a digital copy of the magazine here.

Download the free thank you cross stitch

Click the link to download the free thank you cross stitch. The download is an A4 PDF containing two designs.

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Thank you cross stitch card by Rhona Norrie

Here we’ve patched the design onto a scalloped-edged card and finished it off with a complementary green ribbon.

Design by Rhona Norrie, originally appeared in issue 244 of The World of Cross Stitching). For more card ideas, check out The World of Cross Stitching issue 289 (January 2020), which goes on sale 29 November 2019. Click here to buy the issue.

Download the chart below, and do share your finished make on our The World of Cross Stitching Facebook page or tag us on Instagram.

About this cross stitch design

  • Stitch count: 30 high x 29 wide
  • Design area: 14 count aida (28-count evenweave) = 5.5x5.5cm (2¼x2in)
  • This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes thread conversion shades for Anchor and Madeira threads too.

Download our free Thank You Card Cross Stitch Pattern (PDF)

Free Rhona Norrie Cross Stitch Pattern

Thank you card by Amanda Gregory

Designed by Amanda Gregory, this design from issue 107 of Cross Stitch Gold is just one part of a gorgeous cross stitch card collection. This design measures stitch count 58 high x 58 wide, and once stitched up it will be 10.5 x 10.5cm (4¼ x 4¼in) if you're stitching on a 14 count fabric or (28-count evenweave). These designs were stitched using DMC stranded cotton but the key includes Madeira and Anchor thread codes too.

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You will need

  • Zweigart 14-count white aida, measuring 15x15cm (6x6in)
  • Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Single fold card of your choice from your local stockist

Thank you cross stitch pattern

Thank you cross stitch pattern

More like the thank you cross stitch

If you loved the thank you cross stitch and want to make more cross stitch cards, try the cute elephant cross stitch which would make the perfect card for a birthday or new baby! If you just want to top up your greetings card stash, try these cross stitch cards patterns. If you're looking for a wedding gift or a special token take a look at our lovely free wedding cross stitch patterns. Do you love Durene Jones' work? Then be sure to check out her beautiful fox design, durene jones cross stitch. Unsure what project you'd like to work on next? Try one of these modern cross stitch kits, which contain everything you need to complete your cross stitch.


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Durene JonesCross Stitch Designer

Durene Jones is a highly respected cross stitch designer, loved for her colourful and versatile design style. She regularly creates projects for The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy, as well as managing her own online Etsy store selling her cross stitch patterns. In summer 2020, her first signature bookazine, the ‘Durene Jones Cross Stitch Collection’ was published.

Rhona NorrieCross stitch designer

Rhona Norrie is a prolific and popular cross stitch designer from Scotland who now calls New York home. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy, and Just Cross Stitch. Rhona is a total cross stitch addict! If she doesn’t have a needle in her hand, then it will be a camera that she’s carrying to capture the wonders of nature and she shares her nature pictures (and cross stitching!) on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Amanda GregoryCross Stitch Designer

Bristol-based Amanda has been designing for cross stitch magazines for many years, including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy. Her favourite designs are floral, wildlife, birds and nature themes. When not designing she enjoys dress-making, watercolour painting, reading (especially anything by Thomas Hardy) and gardening. The flowers in her garden become the subject matter for her watercolour paintings and she regulary visits Purbeck in Dorset with her family where we enjoy the coastal walks and stunning scenery. See more of her beautiful cross stitch patterns in her in her Etsy store.

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