The hummingbird is truly a magnificent species! Their bright plumage makes them a favourite among bird-lovers. You can celebrate this wonderful creature with our lovely hummingbird cross stitch pattern designed by Cheryl McKinnon. The design features a brightly coloured hummingbird with a mixture of fuchsia, green, blue and yellows, making this a really interesting stitch to take on.


The finished stitch could be used as a plant poke, to keep your hummingbird in its natural habitat or it would look lovely on a greetings card to suit any occasion. This project is suitable for beginners as it only features whole and back stitch and can be completed in as little as two hours!

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 hummingbird cross stitch was designed by Cheryl McKinnon for Cross Stitch Crazy issue 253.

Hummingbird fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx 2-3 hours
  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, backstitch
  • Ease of Stitching - Beginner

What you’ll need for the Hummingbird:

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Fabric - Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring a maximum of 15x15cm (6x6in)

Hummingbird pattern

Click the link to download the Hummingbird cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF and an accompanying key.

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More like the hummingbird cross stitch

Browse our selection of free animal cross stitch patterns. Or take a look at the free modern cross stitch patterns we have for you to try. We have lots of other nature-inspired makes too, try the flower cross stitch, the cactus cross stitch or the lovely fox cross stitch also designed by Durene Jones. 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 everyone!


Cheryl McKinnon
Cheryl McKinnonCross Stitch Designer

Cheryl is a cross stitch designer from Canada. In her designs, she keeps cross stitch traditions alive whilst employing bright colour palettes, bold graphics, and uses retro themes to illustrate her love of vintage style. Cheryl showcases and sells her cross stitch patterns on her website the Tiny Modernist, where she shares tips and other useful cross stitch knowledge. Cheryl also has an amazing Instagram page where you can find all her latest designs and plenty of cross stitch inspiration.

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