Simple Spider Hoops

These cute and mildly spooky spiders from Stitched Modern are a quick and easy to stitch Halloween project.

The spider webs are drawn onto the fabric in the project they show, but you could stitch yours if you prefer. Some metallic thread or some blending filament would make for a fun web. You’ll find the pattern and project idea instructions on the Stitched Modern blog [here].


The only thing about this one is I’m not a fan of gluing the fabric to the embroidery hoop, which is what they recommend in their post with the patterns. If you cut away all the fabric and glue it to the hoop like they do in their example, you can’t adjust it later or re-mount it in a different hoop if something unexpected happens.

I prefer lacing the fabric onto the hoop and covering the back in some way, but leaving enough excess fabric tucked away that you can adjust or re-frame the project later if you need / want to.

This video from Peacock & Fig shows how to attach the stitching to the embroidery hoop without gluing it, as well as how to add some felt backing. There are also written instructions to accompany this on their blog [here].

Enjoy and happy stitching! 🙂

Not Your Boo

This free cross stitch pattern from The Homesteady is cute, fun, and a little sassy. I love it so ridiculously much. Appropriate both as a fun Halloween themed piece and as a bit of a subversive message to that guy in the office who keeps calling everyone ‘boo’ … don’t be that guy.

You’ll find the pattern [here] on the Homesteady site.

If you like this pattern, be sure to hop over to her Etsy shop to check those patterns out as well.

Chic Witch

Stylish witchy shoes, ready to work some magic this Halloween.

This fun freebie is from the La Comtesse & Le Point de Croix blog.
Google can translate the page for you when you get there 😉

Candy Bat Happy Halloween

This cute little bat is flapping in to deliver the Halloween candy…

happy halloween free cross stitch pattern

source: Craftown.com

You’ll find the pattern at Craftown.com, designed by Crafts by Starlight, and downloadable in two parts plus a separate floss legend.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Halloween Fence Cat

The model is stitched on a beautiful hand-dyed linen by R & R Reproductions that really adds to the Halloween feeling, but I think any orange fabric will do, or maybe a nice dark purple for an evening sky look. You’ll find the pattern at Jaunty Fox Designs [here].

Enjoy & happy stitching!

Simple Witch Pattern from Subrosa

witch free cross stitch pattern from SubRosa

source: SubRosa

This is a simple quick design, but lots of fun and I find beauty in the simplicity of it.

Get this free witch pattern on the SubRosa blog [here].

SubRosa has some beautiful Autumn and Halloween designs available on Etsy to check out as well.

Happy stitching 🙂

Witch’s Kitchen

I spotted this fun design in my Instagram feed this week:

So of course I had to go looking for it….
and I found it over at The Primitive Hare 😉

Happy stitching, friends <3

Cuore Halloween at CasaCenina

free halloween cross stitch pattern from CasaCenina skeleton and ghost in heart

source: CasaCenina

Cuore Halloween (translates to Heart Halloween) Designer Isabelle Vautier gives us this fun filled heart pattern with skeletons, ghosts, and black cats. More whimsy than scary, a few beads or glow in the dark threads would really make this piece pop.

Get the pattern at CasaCenina [here]. Note that you’ll receive a zip file download and will need to extract the GIF images for viewing and printing.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!


Boo! from Glorybee

glory bee free cross stitch pattern "boo!" for halloween

source: Glory Bee

This design by by Nancy Boyarsky for Glory Bee is a free Halloween cross stitch pattern, available online and print copies can be requested by mail with a self addressed stamped envelope.

Get all the details [here].

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Scary Cat Halloween Towel Pattern

This fun Halloween pattern from Cathie’s Craftworks is designed to fit on a hand towel with a stitching band.

You’ll find the pattern [here].

If your local craft stores are anything like mine, you might have difficulty finding the towels with the stitchband insert. I picked a few up from Amazon at a nice price.