Union Jack flag cross stitch

We're celebrating the Winter Olympics 2022 and supporting Great Britain by stitching this cute Union Jack motif designed by Jenny Barton.

union jack cross stitch
Published: February 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
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Whether you're totally invested in GB winning (or at least getting a medal) in the Winter Olympics 2022, or you're just feeling a tad patriotic then this is an ideal cross stitch for you to get stuck into.


The Winter Olympics 2022 is taking place in Beijing this year (it takes place somewhere different every four years) and if you're a fan of all things snowy and icy then you're bound to be watching these talented athletes! Sadly GB has not won a medal (yet), so we are waving our flag in support of those incredible athletes who are competing and cheering them on for the win.

This little Union Jack cross stitch can be used as a fun cake topper, a gift tag or even a keyring! Why not give it to a friend who loves London and the rest of GB? If you are new to cross stitch make sure you check out our guide to cross stitch for everything you need getting started today.

This fun Union Jack cross stitch pattern was created by Cheryl Mckinnon, originally published in The World of Cross Stitch issue 294, as part of a 'Best of British' set.

Union Jack stitch fact box:

  • Stitching Time - Approx 5 hours

  • Type of Stitches - Whole cross stitch

  • Ease of Stitching - Beginner

What you’ll need for the Union Jack:

  • Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key

  • Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle

  • Fabric - Zweigart 14-count white Aida 

Union Jack cross stitch pattern

Click the link to download the free Union Jack cross stitch pattern. The download is an A4 PDF containing the Union Jack cross stitch pattern and an accompanying key.

union jack cross stitch

If you enjoyed this Great Britain themed cross stitch and would like to try some more, check out our beginner cross stitch patterns, you’ll find something to keep you entertained. If you want some other fun makes, try these adorable cross stitch cakes to celebrate the cream tea. Are you looking for gifts for someone special who loves stitching? Then check out these 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 and abilities.


jenny barton cross stitch
Jenny BartonCross Stitch Designer

Jenny started her stitching life working for DMC Creative World in her early career, before branching out as a freelance cross stitch designer, regularly producing projects for Cross Stitch Gold, Cross Stitch Crazy and The World of Cross Stitching. She also manages her own website, JB Cross Stitch, where she sells PDFs of her cross stitch patterns. Jenny is a talented artist, creating incredibly realistic wildlife portraits in coloured pencil. She is mum to two girls and has a very cheeky pet parrot.

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