A little love and kindness can go a long way. Send your friends and family one of these beautiful mental health cross stitch cards, designed by Emma Congdon, to brighten their day and let them know you’re there for them.
The past year has highlighted for us and everyone around us just how important our mental health is, and how vital it is to look after our own wellbeing and support those around us. There are many small ways to help others; by checking up on a friend or loved one if they live alone, or simply stopping for a chat with your neighbour (at a social distance of course) – you could even send them one of these mental health cross stitch cards to show them you care.
If you want to know more about improving your own mental wellbeing and how crafting can help take a look at our article on why crafting is good for your mental health.
Are you new to cross stitch or in need of a refresher? Then head over to our guide on how to cross stitch, for everything you need to get started today.
Mental health cross stitch fact box:
- Fabric: Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 18x18cm (7x7in)
- Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle (we have a handy guide on cross stitch needle sizes)
- Extras: Scalloped edge single-fold cards of your choice from local craft store
- Time: Approx. 9-12 hours
- Stitches: Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch
Download the free mental health cross stitch template
You can download the ‘You Got This’ mental health cross stitch pattern for free. To get the whole set of cards and loads of other patterns see our bookazine below for more information.
This stylish ‘You Got This’ card is one of a fabulous set of 6 cards with positive mental health messages that feature in a brand new special issue, The Contemporary Cross Stitch Collection. Available in digital format. Click here to buy this bookazine online.
What’s inside the bookazine?
Hand-picked from the archives of World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy magazines, you’ll find over 140 charts featuring stunning scenes, uplifting typography, cute motifs and on-trend home décor. Featured designers include Tiny Modernist, Mollie Johanson, Jody Rice, Felicity Hall, Emma Congdon (Stitchrovia) and Durene Jones.
Take your pick from four great themes: Adventure, Mindfulness, Fun and Nature, packed with projects to suit all stitching abilities and seasons. Beginners will love the fun card and motif libraries or modern ABCs and those who are up for a challenge can stretch their skills with larger wall hangings and hoops.
There’s a handy guide to stitching as well as individual shopping lists with each project, to make sure you have everything you need. You’ll also find step-by-steps for making up many of the items, so you can turn your stitched pieces into a treasured item for the home.
More like the mental health cross stitch
Cross stitch is a very relaxing pastime, and get help to focus a busy mind. Get started today with some of our free patterns, for animal lovers try the cat cross stitch patterns, the owl cross stitch pattern, or the bee cross stitch pattern which will certainly brighten up your home. If you’re a nature fan then take a look at these cross stitch flower patterns or the lavender cross stitch to make someone’s day. We’ve also got a whole range of cross stitch cards patterns, perfect for greetings cards for any occasion. If you’re a beginner and you’d like to try cross stitch we’d recommend trying out a kit, find the best ones available right here: modern cross stitch kits.