Never lose your needles again with this vibrant stitching accessory. Faby’s stunning peacock designs feature suitably show-stopping colours and plenty of bling! These peacock cross stitch designs really are gorgeous and they make fantastic gifts for stitchy friends, too.


Perfect for stitchers who want a bit of a challenge, these motifs feature intricate backstitch details and include sparkling sequins and seed beads. They are stitched on a sky blue 28-count evenweave which gives them an extra-special finish.

Once you've finished stitching, don’t feel daunted by the making-up - follow our step-by-step guide on how to make a Biscornu, and you'll have a beautiful pin cushion in no time.

This peacock cross stitch was created by Faby Reilly, originally published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 267. The full set includes a scissor holder, a needle case and a scissor fob. Pick up a digital copy and complete your set!

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Peacock cross stitch fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx 8 hours

  • Type of Stitches - Cross stitch, backstitch, round eyelet stitch, beads, sequins

  • Ease of Stitching - Intermediate/advanced

What you'll need:

  • Zweigart* 28-count Trento sky evenweave (3453/5072) measuring 18x18cm (7x7in) for each side of the biscornu
  • Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Seed beads as listed in the key
  • Sequins as listed in the key
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Ribbon, stuffing and felt of your choice

Free peacock pattern

Download the free peacock cross stitch pattern.

peacock cross stitch
Front of design
peacock cross stitch - back
Back of design

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We hoped you loved stitching up our cross stitch peacock. Would like to try some more intricate designs, try this lovely bird cross stitch, or the cat cross stitch. We also have this lovely floral cross stitch which is a larger, more challenging project. This pretty floral hoop will be an excellent choice for those who are newer to cross stitcher.


Stitchy gifts are always great stocking stuffer for the crafters in your life, we have a lovely round up of 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, styles and abilities.

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