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Blue whale cross stitch (free)

Grab your own copy of this printable pdf Blue whale cross stitch pattern for free here. Download the quick and easy chart at the bottom of this post.

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This beautiful blue whale cross stitch pattern is based on a silhouette design filled with a winter leaf pattern is designed. If you like whales you might also like to check out the Geometric whale cross stitch

Pattern dimensions

  • Grid Size: 104W x 80H
  • Design Area: 7.43" x 5.71" (104 x 80 stitches)
  • 8 DMC threads

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Find everything you need in my beginners guide to cross stitch and 7 ways to master embroidery. Plus find lots of other great free charts on my cross stitch patterns page.

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How to start a cross stitch project
Yield: Cross stitch

How to start a cross stitch project

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

If you've never stitched before, then read through these simple instructions to help you stitch a cross stitch embroidery pattern


  • 14 count white aida
  • DMC embroidery threads -


  • Pattern
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Optional - a thimble


  1. Start by printing off your pattern and checking it's dimensions
  2. Cut the fabric to larger than the pattern dimensions and your hoop size
  3. Fold the fabric into quarter to identify the centre
  4. fit in your hoop
  5. Tighten the hoop to secure the fabric
  6. Find the centre of your pattern and the centre of your fabric design
  7. Start stitching from the centre
  8. Cut a length of embroidery floss no longer than the length of your arm
  9. Separate it into one strand and keep the remaining five for later
  10. Double the thread and thread your needle
  11. Start stitching from the front of your fabric, leaving a loop to thread your needle through on the first stitch to secure. Tug so that it moves to the back.
  12. Work your stitches all the in same direction, the bottom of the cross should always be the same in every stitch.
  13. Work in either individual crosses or for longer areas of stitch work the bottom arm of the cross stitch in a row and then stitch back over the row to do the top arm of the cross.
  14. To finish, ensure the needle is on the back of the fabric. Thread it through the underside of a few stitches and then snip off the loose end.

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