If you're looking to wow that special someone this Valentine's Day creating them something by hand will do just that! Impress your loved one with these gorgeous, sweet and amusing valentine cross stitch patterns, available for you to download for free.


What type of Valentine cross stitch pattern do you want to stitch this year? On this list, you'll find everything from cute elephants to fun valentines puns to make your sweetheart giggle! All of our designs are suitable for beginners who have tried their hand at cross stitch before. If this is your first time making one of our free cross stitch designs and need an extra helping hand getting started we have plenty of useful resources available. You can find out everything you need to know in our how to cross stitch guide.

Looking for more fabulous valentines projects? Check out our top valentines crafts, and make your other half something to cherish. If you want to make them their own card we have plenty of ideas for that, try these 3 DIY valentines cards.

12 free valentine cross stitch patterns

Animal pair Valentine cross stitch patterns

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Cute, colourful and oh-so-romantic, these cards are the perfect Valentine cross cross stitch patterns! Jane Henderson created these sweet animal pairs for a set of cards in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 199, and now we are sharing our favourite two designs with our Gathered makers! Choose between elephants and doves in your Valentine cross stitch patterns, both couples decorated in sweet and simple patterns to add an extra touch of whimsy to your Valentine cross stitch patterns. These would also make lovely designs to stitch for weddings and anniversaries, too.

valentine cross stitch elephants

About the animal pair Valentine cross stitch patterns

  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle - Learn more about cross stitch needle sizes.
  • Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 17x17cm (6½x6½in) for each design
  • Stitches Whole cross stitch, Backstitch, French knots
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Download the animal pair Valentine cross stitch patterns

Click to download the animal partner Valentine cross stitch patterns. The download is an A4 PDF with 2 cross stitch patterns and 2 accompanying keys.

Valentine cross stitch card puns

homemade valentine cards featuring a cute typewriter pun

True love means laughing together. When it comes to puns, stitchers always have the best material! Your other half will be delighted with these cute puns, conveniently created to fit onto your Valentine’s Day cards and tags. These easy-to-stitch charts require just whole stitches and backstitch, and they only take a few hours to complete. Why not stitch a Valentine cross stitch pun for a sweetheart or a few good-humoured family members? Go on and show your beloved how much you love them with a fun play on words – it’s sure to make them smile this year!

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These cards were created by Lucie Heaton and originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 225 as a set of six designs. As the issue is no longer available to purchase, Lucie has kindly shared these two for free with our Gathered makers. If you'd like to stitch the other designs from the set, you can find the full set for sale on her online chart shop.

About the Valentine cross stitch puns

  • Stitch time 2-5 hours each
  • Stitch types Whole cross stitch, backstitch
  • Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle Size 24 tapestry needle
  • Fabric Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each card and 10x10cm (4x4in) for each tag

Download the Valentine cross stitch puns

Click to download the Valentine cross stitch puns. The download is an A4 PDF with 2 valentine cross stitch patterns and a key.

More free valentine cross stitch

I'm nuts about you Valentine cross stitch

Show your significant other just how nutty you are about them with this adorable fun cross stitch card from Durene Jones.

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homemade valentine cards - with cute cross stitch

Free balloon valentine cross stitch

Woo your special someone this Valentine's day with this adorable panda holding heart-shaped balloons designed by Sosae and Dennis Caetano. This week panda will brighten up anyone's day and can be kept for years as a special keepsake.

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valentine cross stitch with a panda holding ballloons

Free floral wreath cross stitch pattern

Instead of a bunch of flowers, this Valentine's Day why not up your game and give a gift that will last forever with this gorgeous floral wreath. Crowned the queen of cross stitch flowers, Amanda Gregory’s delicate blooms are inspired by the floral studies she paints in her own garden, and her love of flowers and cross stitch come together perfectly in this delicate floral wreath cross stitch pattern.

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floral wreath cross stitch in pink and white

Free baking cross stitch pattern

Is your love language food? Then this will be the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Impress them not only with your baking skills but with your cross stitch skills. Perfect for beginners this sweet motif can be whipped up in just a few hours.

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Love valentine cross stitch

Show someone just how much they are loved with this typographic card design from Durene Jones.

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Cross stitch picnic set patterns

Thinking of trying to woo your special someone with a cute picnic? If you want a sure-fire way to impress them, get stitching these sweet picnic motifs. Stitch this colourful trio from Susan Bates to brighten up that special picnic.

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We have more free cross stitch patterns on Gathered that your Valentine may love. How about something from our lavender cross stitch patterns or our cross stitch flower patterns? If they are animal lovers, stitch one of our cats cross stitch patterns or our panda cross stitch patterns. For something more geared towards men, how about one of our cross stitch patterns for men's shirts or summer cross stitch patterns for men. You could have more craft fun with our heart template printables, too. Use them to make a heart shaped card base, or cut a heart aperture to show off your stitching using our DIY aperture card tutorial.


Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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