Men are notoriously difficult to stitch for, so we thought we’d help you out with a collection of summer cross stitch patterns for men that are colourful, cool and ideal for modern birthday cards and gifts. Stitched in summery shades of red, white and blue, there’s definitely a great British feel to these cross stitch patterns for men that is perfect for those who are celebrating birthdays that fall in the summer holidays. Whether you’re stitching for an adventurous sailor, an explorer who loves taking his campervan on the road, or for someone who loves to bring out bunting and throw a good party, you’ll find just the right way to wish them many happy returns here. Not just for birthdays though, these cross stitch patterns for men can be stitched for thank yous, invitations and congratulations, too. Each of our motifs is fairly easy to work, so stitchers of all abilities should feel confident about having a go. If you do need a bit of a refresher on the different stitches you’ll need, check out our How to cross stitch guide.
About the cross stitch patterns for men
Stitching time:4-6 hours each
Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch
Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring a maximum of 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design; 14-count 2in wide white aida band, cut to the width of your gift bag
Extras: Cards and gift bag of your choice from your local craft shop – or make your own with our DIY aperture card tutorial
Download the cross stitch patterns for men
Click to download the summer cross stitch patterns for men PDF. The PDF is an A4 page with 3 charts, backstitch greetings and a key.
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