A Kiwi Christmas Joy Ornament Freebie

Fun and festive free ornament design from Homestitchness ~ a quick to stitch design with a little New Zealand flair.

You can download the pattern over on Jenny’s blog at http://www.homestitchness.com/2013/11/a-kiwi-christmas-decoration-freebie.html

Enjoy and happy stitching 🙂

Easter Egg Ornaments

All four of these shiny egg shaped ornaments were designed by Janelle Giese and are available as free pattern downloads via Kreinik.

Easter Egg ornament Designed by Janelle Giese for Kreinik - four free cross stitch patterns available to download

Get the pattern PDF files [here] and [here]. There are four egg patterns all together, in two PDFs. All the designs do include specialty stitches, but the pattern files include some instruction to help you along with them.

quick tip: While they are shown as Easter ornaments, these are basically just tiny band samplers. You can easily change things up in the finishing if you don’t want to have them as egg-shaped ornaments. You could make square ornaments instead, of course. You could also do up some tiny flat-folds, hanging sachets, needlebooks, bell pulls, or just about anything else with these delightful little patterns.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Aurora Ornament

This sparkling sensation was designed by Janelle Giese and is offered as
a free pattern download at the Kreinik website.

Aurora Ornament available as free cross stitch download from Kreinik website

I know it says it’s an ornament, and it certainly makes a beautiful addition to the holiday decor, but with all those amazing Kreinik holographic braid colors I’m definitely going to be keeping this beauty on display in my office all year round.

Get the free pattern [here]. Enjoy & happy stitching!

Cardinal Snowflake Ornaments from The Victoria Sampler

This beautiful cardinal ornament from The Victoria Sampler includes instructions for two ways to stitch it. Stitch one, stitch both, or stitch a bunch for gifts.

You’ll find the pattern on The Victoria Sampler site here.
Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal

This cute little freebie is accompanied by a tutorial for creating a little hoop ornament from start to finish using the pattern from DIYcandy.com

merry christmas ya filthy animal home alone themed cross stitch

source: DIYCandy.com

update note: It looks like the DIY Candy website has been retired and is no longer available.

Star of Hope Ornament

This fun hope themed ornament includes options for personalizing the back side if you’d like to have both sides stitched or include a name or a holiday year.

Get the pattern at better-cross-stitch-patterns.com

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Blackwork Style Victorian Ornament

Victorian blackwork free ornament pattern

source: Kreinik.com

This beautiful traditional blackwork stitching ornament is from needlework designer Jill Cater Nixon for Kreinik and uses Kreinik’s antique-finish Vintage Threads in braid and Blending Filament for sparkling shining results. This is a great pattern that stitches up quickly and looks beautiful every time 🙂

Get the pattern on the Kreinik website: http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Vintage-Ornament.html

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Fa La La Snowman Ornament

Fa La La Snowman Ornament Free Cross Stitch Pattern from Plum Pudding Needleart

source: Plum Pudding Needleart

This cute carolling snowman is from Barbara Cooley at Plum Pudding Needleart. Two of my favorite winter things; cute snowmen and stitching ornaments.

update: it looks like the Plum Pudding Needleart site is no longer available. I’m on the lookout to see if this pattern is moved anywhere else…

I Love You Alphabet Ornament

I found this cute little alphabet sampler ornament on Pinterest last year and I’ve stitched it up twice now. It’s a great design and a super quick stitch, so it makes for a perfect last minute gift.

I think the next one I do, I’ll add beads for the I <3 U part so it stands out even more. The pattern has both lower case and upper case alphabets, you can stitch just one or stitch both and have one on each side of the ornament. Pattern is available PosyCollection.com

Happy Ornament Making!