There’s no event more special than the birth of a baby, so send your kindest wishes in style with these gorgeous greeting cards designed exclusively for The World of Cross Stitching magazine by Joan Elliott. We can’t think of a sweeter subject to stitch than these cute characters and their tiny animal offspring. From the mother hen with her fuzzy little chick, to the proud bunny mummy and her ‘twice as nice’ twins, there’s a message for everyone.


Each design can easily be cross stitched over a few evenings, making them perfect for beginners – if you’re new to French knots, click for our How to do French knots.

With the pretty pastels of these cards, designs are suitable for both boys and girls. So start today to keep a couple on hand ready for new arrivals, and their parents will treasure your kind wishes forever.

More cross stitch baby patterns

Looking for other cross stich patterns for new babies? How about this sweet card from Ursula Micheal? Click for the free baby cross stitch pattern.

new baby cross stitch patterns free

About the Joan Elliot cross stitch baby patterns

  • Stitching Time Approx. 8 hours each
  • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, backstitch, French knots
  • Ease of Stitching Beginner
  • Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x13cm (6x5in) for each desig
  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key

Download the Joan Elliott cross stitch baby patterns

Free Joan Elliott Cross stitch patterns


Joan Elliott cross stitch
Joan ElliottCross Stitch Designer

Joan Elliott is a beloved American cross stitch designer who, though mostly retired from creating commissioned cross stitch designs is still a massive force in the cross stitch community. Her work is intricate and detailed, and she often suggests bespoke hand-dyed fabrics from Polstiches Designs for her creations for an extra touch of luxury. Famous for fantasy scenes and story-book ladies, Joan's cute creations are also wonderful and she seems to be able to turn her hand to anything. She splits her time between New York and Vermont, where she has an impressive vegetable garden which is occasionally raided by bears.

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