Show your significant other simply how nutty you are about them with this cute 'I'm nuts about you' fun cross stitch card, perfect for Valentine's Day. It will be sure to bring a smile to that special someone's face and give them a good laugh. This small design is ideal for beginners, as it uses whole cross stitch only for the design itself then a small amount of backstitch for the lettering, you will be able to complete this project over a couple of evenings, making it ideal as a last-minute (yet thoughtful gift).


Handmade always takes the crown when it comes to wooing your other half, we all love something we know time and effort has been put into, and sometimes it even trumps a more expensive present, as it means something special, and we can keep for years to come.

Once you've completed the cross stitch we would recommend mounting it onto a card (we love a scalloped edge card) and writing your own special message inside, ready for Valentine's day - poems at the ready!You could have more craft fun with our heart template printables. These would be useful for cutting a heart shaped aperture to show off your stitching – see our how to make an aperture card for a walkthrough.

If you're fairly new to cross stitch or need an extra helping hand getting started we have plenty of useful resources available, find out how to cross stitch or learn more about cross stitch needle sizes. These two guides contain all you need to know about cross stitch.

This fun cross stitch card was created by Durene Jones, originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 193.

Fun cross stitch fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx 4-5 hours

  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, backstitch

  • Ease of Stitching - Beginner

What you’ll need for the fun cross stitch:

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key

  • Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle

  • Fabric - A piece of 14-count white aida measuring 10x10cm (4x4in)

  • Extras - 13cm (5in) white cards with scalloped edges

Fun cross stitch pattern

Click the link to download the free fun cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF containing the 'I'm nuts about you' fun cross stitch pattern and an accompanying key.

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If you loved the 'nuts about you' fun cross stitch design and want to get stuck into more romantic cross stitch, try these amazing valentine's cross stitch patterns, you’ll find something to impress your significant other. If you want some other fun makes, try these adorable cross stitch cards and top up your stash. Are you looking for gifts for someone special who loves stitching? Then check out these cute needle minders or these lovely modern cross stitch kits and the printed cross stitch kits which contain everything you need to complete your whole project, ideal for those new to the craft. If you want more inspiration for cross stitch ideas be sure to browse through our large collection of free cross stitch patterns, there is something for all ages and abilities.


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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.

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