What is it about our obsession with the colour pink? There is something so appealing about the warmth and cosiness it conjures up. Wearing a pink outfit, accessory, lipstick, or even just having pink painted nails can make you feel fantastic. Durene has included some pretty pink highlights in each of these designs without being sickly sweet, with marvellous magenta touches and twirly greetings to add a final flourish. These fabulous designs will ensure that every birthday girl – or boy! – feels suitably special as they celebrate their big day.


Durene has used two strands of thread for the backstitch wording, so it stands out from the fabric and isn’t overpowered by the design. Start a new thread for each letter, as if you trail the thread across the back of your fabric, it will show through to the front of your work, which looks messy.

About the birthday cross stitch patterns

  • Stitching time: 8-10 hours each
  • Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design

Download the birthday cross stitch patterns

Click to download the birthday cross stitch patterns. The download is an A4 sheets with 2 charts and a key.

Create a shaded background on each design without having to keep rethreading your needle, by using variegated thread.

Find more designs from Durene Jones at her Etsy shop


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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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