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Moth cross stitch pattern (free)

This beautiful cross stitch pattern is of a simple moth. It’s a easy pattern that would be great for beginners. Download your copy of the chart at the bottom of this post

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The pattern uses only full stitches and has a colour scheme of just 4 DMC colours.

The finished size of the design is:

Grid Size: 89W x 53H
Design Area: 6.21″ x 3.64″ (87 x 51 stitches)

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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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You will need:

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Yield: Cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch

How to get started in cross stitch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes


  • 14 count aida
  • DMC embroidery thread


  • Pattern
  • 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 fit in your hoop
  3. Tighten the hoop to secure the fabric
  4. Find the center of your pattern and the center of your fabric design
  5. Start stitching from the center
  6. Cut a length of embroidery floss no longer than the length of your arm
  7. Separate it into two stands and keep the remaining four for later
  8. Thread your needle
  9. Start stitching from the back of the fabric, holding the loose thread until you have done a few rows of stitching which will keep the end in place.
  10. Work your stitches all the in same direction, the bottom of the cross should always be the same in every stitch.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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Download your moth cross stitch pattern here

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Laura G

Saturday 16th of April 2022

I can't see where to download the actual moth pattern?


Monday 18th of April 2022

At the bottom of the post - use the download button or the download icon in the pattern preview

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