Free Heart Cross Stitch
Printable Patterns

Several to Choose From or Use Them All!

I originally created the heart cross stitches on the "Free Charts" page as blocks or squares to use on a baby afghan or baby quilt. I framed each with a heart--an element that tied together a wide variety of pictures and patterns.

Taking a few minutes to read about each one, it doesn't take long to discover all kinds of ways to use them. I've made some suggestions, but you are sure to think of ones I haven't. That's what makes each and every cross stitch project truly unique.

I'd love to hear what you come up with!

Click for printable 'Zig Zag Heart'

Another reason you'll like these hearts is that they are quick and easy. If you are an experienced stitcher, you can finish one in a day. If you are new to cross stitch, it won't take you long before you can stitch them just as quickly.

Even when your project requires several hearts, you'll feel a sense of satisfaction with each one you complete.


Patterns Kids Can Stitch!

It's often hard to find cross stitch patterns for kids to make. The hearts on this page fill the bill.

If your child is new to counted cross stitch, first pick the hearts with only full cross stitches and backstitches. Many of the "design" heart cross stitches here will have them cross stitching confidently in no time.

It's often hard to find cross stitch patterns for kids to make. The hearts on this page fill the bill.

If your child is new to counted cross stitch, first pick the hearts with only full cross stitches and backstitches. Many of the "design" heart cross stitches here will have them cross stitching confidently in no time.

5 Hearts in 1 Heart Cross Stitch
Wild Flowers Cross Stitch
Click for printable '5 Hearts'
Click for printable 'Wild Flowers'

If you are considering a baby afghan or quilt, see my sample layout. Customize it to make your own. These aren't just for baby. Consider an afghan for Mom or Grandma using only the Blue Lace pattern in every other square, stitching each with a different color.

The size range of these hearts makes them versatile. The Anne Cloth Afghan is 18 count. To use it, stitch the hearts over two threads and you have a nicely sized 2 1/2-inch heart centered in a 5-inch square.

If you prefer quilting, use an 18-count evenweave (again, over two threads) for the same size design in your center block. To go small, used an 18-count even weave over a single thread. You now have a heart small enough to put on a shirt collar.


Products You Can Cross Stitch

Rainbow Cross Stitch
Click for printable 'Rainbow'

Baby's Room

  • afghans
  • quilt blocks
  • diaper bags
  • crib bumpers
  • crib mobiles
  • baby washcloths and mitts
  • baby booties
  • baby bottle covers
  • hooded baby towels
  • sipper cups

Paint the nursery or playroom with magnetic paint (available at your local paint or hardware store). Embroider animals and toys on plastic canvas with a magnet attached to the back so little one can play with them. (Make sure the one you buy is appropriate for the age of your child.)


Lava Lamp Heart Cross Stitch
Click for printable 'Lava Lamp'

Household Items

  • switch plate covers
  • outlet covers
  • napkin rings
  • trivet
  • bread cloths
  • napkins
  • tablecloths
  • table runners
  • placemats
  • pillows
  • pillow cases
  • dresser scarves
  • towels
  • washcloths
  • potholders
  • 3" bands with purl edges to add to towels, blankets, pillows, etc.
  • tissue box cover
  • toothbrush caddy
  • liquid soap and lotion dispensers
  • pet bowls
  • wall clocks
  • coasters
  • can coolers
  • mugs
  • travel mugs
  • coasters

Rainbow Infant/Toddler T-shirt

Stitch it yourself, or check our product on Cafe Press.

Everyday Accessories

  • tote bags
  • magnets
  • key ring tags
  • luggage tags
  • mouse pads
  • rulers
  • album covers
  • book covers
  • address books
  • bookmarks
  • mats for photographs


For Christmas

  • Christmas stockings
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Christmas tree skirts


Clothing

  • baseball hats
  • t-shirts

Click for printable 'Angles'

Click for printable 'Blue Lace'

Framed art!

In addition to traditional cross stitch fabric, you can also use plastic canvas, perforated paper, waste canvas.

This design uses full cross stitches and backstitches.

Stitch Count: 27 high x 29 wide

Fabric and Finished Design Sizes for Heart Cross Stitch Designs:

9 Evenweave/Aida 3 3/8"h x 3 5/8"w (also for 18ct over 2 threads)
11 Evenweave/Aida 3"h x 3 1/4"w
14 Evenweave/Aida 2 1/2"h x 2 5/8"w
18 Evenweave/Aida (over 2 threads) 1 7/8"h x 2 1/8"w

For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, let our handy stitch count table do the calculations for you.


Click for printable 'Violets'

Click for printable 'Southwest'

I hope you enjoy making these heart cross stitch designs as much as I have!


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