Free vegetable cross stitch

Create these cute cards for your green-fingered friends, the vegetable cross stitch is designed by Lesley Teare.

cross stitch of a basket of fresh vegetables on a greetings card
Published: August 17, 2021 at 10:00 am
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These adorable vegetable cross stitch motifs are ideal for creating fun greetings cards, great for all occasions. Whether you give them as a thank you, for a birthday or to say congratulations, one thing is for sure, your green-fingered friends will love them!


The cute vegetable cross stitch is not only for greetings cards, but they could be mounted in a frame and hung up as a set in the kitchen or made into gift tags to add a personal touch to your gifts. The stitching possibilities are endless! Each vegetable cross stitch is suitable for beginners and would be a great way to practice cross stitch with various colours, you'll even take on some back stitch (which we know can be a challenge) so check out our handy guide on how to backstitch.

In this set you will find three beautiful designs to choose from, you have the vegetable basket with the text 'with love', the watering can with the text 'keep growing', and finally a cute little pod of peas with the text 'peas'. The vegetable cross stitch motifs are designed by Lesley Teare as part of a library of 41 different vegetable cross stitches, if you want the whole set they can be found in The World of Cross Stitching, issue 242.

vegetable cross stitch

If you are new to cross stitching or want to refresh your skills, check out our how to cross stitch and our useful guide to cross stitch needle sizes, for everything you need to get started on your next project.

Vegetable cross stitch template

Click the link to download the free vegetable cross stitch template. The download is an A4 PDF containing three designs.

vegetable cross stitch

More like the vegetable cross stitch

If you loved the vegetable cross stitch and want to make more cross stitch cards, try the cute elephant cross stitch which would make the perfect card for the arrival of a new baby. If you're looking for a variety of designs to get ready for upcoming occasions, get inspired with 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. If you're looking to spruce up your kitchen decor with a framed cross stitch, try the bee cross stitch pattern, the lavender cross stitch, or the free kitchen cross stitch patterns, to spark your inspiration.

About the designer of the vegetable cross stitch

This is my favourite time of year as the spring blooms reappear and the seedlings begin to show! I spent the last few weeks in my garden and I couldn’t wait to capture the essence of it in these fun allotment motifs. Enjoy these green designs! - Lesley Teare.


Find out more about Lesley Teare and see more lovely cross stitch designs.


Lesley TeareCross Stitch Designer

Lesley Teare is one of the UK’s leading cross stitch designers, providing designs and charts for many needlework magazines including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitcher, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy. She’s also created designs for retail trade and card companies and is author of the book ‘Cross Stitch Cute Baby Models – 20 lovely designs to stitch for new babies, young children or parents’. She’s loved by stitchers everywhere for her colourful and easy-to-stitch designs that never fail to wow.

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