I love hand embroidery so much, that I’ve designed several free embroidery patterns for you to download. I decided to gather them all in one post, so you can easily find the patterns that I offer for free. There are more than 45 of them. So many great ones to choose from!
How Do I Download an Embroidery Pattern?
Just click the link above each of the photos, and you’ll get instructions to access my free embroidery pattern library. Make sure to check out my shop for more beautiful embroidery patterns and my embroidery eBook. If you need help with any of the stitches, I have video guides on my embroidery stitches guide page.
Embroidery Pattern FAQ
An embroidery pattern is a drawing you can transfer to fabric to embroider. It usually tells you the stitches, how many strands of embroidery floss, and what colors to use.
The easiest way to transfer an embroidery pattern is with a light table (or sunny window) and a disappearing pen. If the shapes are very small, or the fabric is dark, you can use a water soluble stabilizer to transfer your words. Check out my post on how to transfer an embroidery pattern for full details.
The six basic embroidery stitches are running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, and French knots. See my guide to 30 hand embroidery stitches for more details.
You can make your own embroidery pattern by simply drawing a design and deciding what colors and stitches to use. If you want to make it more professional looking, I have a video that shows you a free and easy way to make one using Inkscape. Check that out here.
Free Embroidery Designs
1. Fawn Embroidery Pattern
This little Fawn Embroidery Pattern is too sweet for words. The perfect project for spring.
2. Spring Bee Embroidery Pattern
This Spring Bee Embroidery Pattern is great for spring or any time of year really. The little bee and the bright colors make this a fun one!
3. Poinsettia Embrodery Pattern
This Poinsettia Embroidery Pattern is very large. Perfect for a Christmas pillow, or you can size it down for something smaller.
4. Flower Outline Pattern
Use this Flower Outline Pattern on a shirt or anything else you can imagine!
5. Free Christmas Deer Embroidery Pattern
This Free Christmas Deer Embroidery Pattern is a fun one to stitch at Christmastime. His poinsettia wreath and unconventional Christmas colors are perfect!
Don’t you just love the colors on this Free Flower Embroidery Pattern?!
6. Free Tree Embroidery Pattern
This Free Tree Embroidery Pattern is so sweet! The quote is from “Winnie the Pooh,” and I dreamed it up while my kids were at home playing during Covid quarantine.
7. Phenology Wheel Patterns
Use my Phenology Wheel Patterns to make this year-long project or create your own based on observing nature where you live.
8. Free Floral Bird Embroidery Pattern
I loved using variegated embroidery floss in this Free Floral Bird Embroidery Pattern. Use any colors you like to make it your own.
9. Thanksgiving Word Napkins
These Thanksgiving Word Napkins are sure to be a family heirloom! So simple, yet so elegant and special!
10. Red Flowers Embroidery Designs
The dark reds and purples on this Red Flowers Embroidery Design are so beautiful!
11. Sloth Easy Embroidery Pattern
How can you not fall in love with this Sloth Easy Embroidery Pattern?! Perfect for a beginner with all of the outline stitches.
12. Baby Embroidery Pattern
Make a gift for someone special with this Baby Embroidery Pattern.
13. Floral Wreath Embroidery Pattern
Customize the words in this Floral Wreath Embroidery Pattern to make it say anything you want!
14. Embroidered Christmas Ornament Bicycle
This Embroidered Christmas Ornament Bicycle is ADORABLE and would make a great addition to any Christmas gift.
15. “You Are Enough” Hand Embroidered Quote
Inspire someone you love with this “You Are Enough” Hand Embroidered Quote.
16. Christmas Embroidery Pattern Ornament
Another Christmas Embroidery Pattern Ornament that you can customize to say whatever you want! Change the phrase to something else or add a family name and date.
17. DIY Denim Jacket with Embroidery
Get creative on clothing with this DIY Denim Jacket with Embroidery.
18. Embroidered Onesie Tutorial
Add some flowers to a collared baby onesie with the Embroidered Onesie Tutorial and pattern.
19. Free Thanksgiving Embroidery Pattern
I love the fall colors on this Free Thanksgiving Embroidery Pattern, and the little acorns with French knots are too cute!
20. Succulent Embroidery On Canvas
Practice your satin stitch by making this Succulent Embroidery on Canvas.
21. Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern
Learn the basic embroidery stitches with this Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern. – Includes Video Stitch-Along
22. Stitch Sampler 2
Finished the first sampler and want to learn more advanced stitches? My Stitch Sampler 2 is a great place to start.
23. Free Hand Embroidery Necklace Patterns
These Free Hand Embroidery Necklace Patterns are gorgeous and make wonderful gifts!
24. Cross Stitch Rose Burlap Bag
Try something new and make this Cross Stitch Rose Burlap Bag.
25. Mini Embroidery Hoops with Free Patterns
What is cuter than these Mini Embroidery Hoops with Free Patterns?!
26. Heart Flower Embroidery Design
This Heart Flower Embroidery Design is so fun to make. Beautiful colors and a beautiful design. You can even buy a kit to make it easier!
27. Floral Name Embroidery Hoop Pattern
This Floral Name Embroidery Hoop Pattern makes a wonderful, personalized baby gift. – Includes Video Stitch-Along
28. “Without Rain” Free Hand Embroidery Design
I love the rainbow colors in this “Without Rain” Free Hand Embroidery Design. The appliqued clothing and the little braids are perfection!
29. Flamingo and Peacock Embroidery Pattern
This Flamingo and Peacock Embroidery Pattern are so detailed and inspiring. It’s one of my favorites!
30. Free Embroidery Design – “Choose to Believe”
Remind yourself of what you believe with this Free Embroidery Design – “Choose to Believe”.
31. Blue Floral Embroidery Pattern
I love how the woven wheel flowers turned out with variegated floss in this Blue Floral Embroidery Pattern.
32. Floral Unicron Embroidery Pattern
This Floral Unicorn Embroidery Pattern is one of my most popular patterns. – Includes Video Stitch-Along
33. Mermaind Embroidery Hoop Pattern
This Mermaid Embroidery Hoop Pattern uses shiny embroidery floss and would be perfect for a mermaid loving kid.
34. Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Designs
These Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Designs were a labor of love and creativity. All of the little details are so adorable!
35. Embroidered Sewing Pouch
Make an Embroidered Sewing Pouch to store all of your embroidery supplies.
36. Embroidered Doily Dreamcatcher Tutorial
This Embroidered Doily Dreamcatcher Tutorial shows you how to embroider on a vintage doily to make some cute room decor.
37. Embroidered Initial Necklace Tutorial
My girls treasure their embroidered initial necklaces. Use this Embroidered Initial Necklace Tutorial to make some of your own.
38. Butterfly Embroidery Hoop on Mesh
Try out embroidering on mesh with this Butterfly Embroidery Hoop on Mesh tutorial.
39. Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern
This Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern is what really got me started with creating embroidery patterns and is still one of my most popular ones. – Includes Video Stitch-Along
40. Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern
This Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern uses a variety of different stitches and you can do them in any color. Leave it in the hoop or make a pillow out of it for a fun fall decoration.
41. Haunted House Halloween Embroidery
This Haunted House Halloween Embroidery is one of my favorite Halloween decorations. Leave it in the hoop or put it in a frame.
42. DIY Magnets with Small Flower Embroidery Patterns
These DIY Magnets with Small Flower Embroidery Patterns look so cute on my fridge! A practical, functional way to use your embroidery.
43. Home Sweet Home Trailer Embroidery Hoop
I made this Home Sweet Home Trailer Embroidery Hoop as a gift for my mom to use in her camper.
44. Easter Bunny Embroidery Hoop
Here’s a sweet and simple Easter embroidery project. This Easter Bunny Embroidery Hoop is so cute!
45. Free Embroidery Hoop Art Patterns
One of my first embroidery projects ever! These Free Embroidery Hoop Art Patterns hung in my girls’ bedroom and the two girls represent them. Customize them to match your own little girls.
46. Shark and Fairy Embroidery Patterns
Use these Shark and Fairy Embroidery Patterns to make some adorable tooth fairy bags for boys or girls.
Hope you find something you like from these free embroidery patterns. I’m so happy that I get to share my love for embroidery with all of you! If you are new to embroidery, make sure to check out my How to Embroider for Beginners series. It’s full of some really great tips and embroidery videos. A really great resource for anyone who likes to embroider or wants to learn how. To see all of my hand embroidery designs, click here.
Always feel free to change the colors and make them your own. I’d love to see your work, if you use one of my free embroidery patterns! Post your pics on Instagram and tag @cutesy_crafts and use hashtag #cutesycrafts.
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