Links to Free Needlework Patterns

Below are links to various sites for free needlework patterns as recommended by our members:

EGA, of course.  The Petite Projects page currently shows 60 patterns of numerous styles of embroidery, well worth checking out (must belong to EGA).  There are a few free projects for non-members  including “The Little Book of Embroidery Basics”.

Caron Collection
The “free patterns” tab shows 25 patterns in canvaswork, cross stitch and surface embroidery.  The  “kid’s projects” tab is well worth looking at with dozens more projects.

Cross Stitch patterns with some surface embroidery and even some stitch guides for canvases

Drawn Thread
Cross stitch freebies

Blackwork Journey
This is Elizabeth Almond’s website. She provides some large projects incorporating blackwork, Assisi, pulled thread and more.

Dozens of projects covering all types of stitching.

Needle ‘n Thread
This is Mary Corbet’s site.  She has a generous selection of free patterns covering various types of free-hand embroidery,  monograms, church embroidery and Hungarian embroidery patterns.

Nordic Needle
Lots of free patterns including many Hardanger patterns by Roz Watnemo

Rainbow Gallery
Free counted canvas charts, many designed by Laura J. Perin  and  cross stitch series designed by Erica  Michaels

Trish Burr Embroidery
Trish Burr specializes in needlepainting.  Her website provides 6 free needlepainting patterns and 2 whitework (with color) patterns

Victoria Sampler
More than 70 free patterns including several Christmas Angels designed by Thea Dueck.    Cross stitch and specialty stitch,  hardanger and silk ribbon patterns