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