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 www.caron-net.com
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 www.drawnthread.com
Cross stitch freebies
Blackwork Journey www.blackworkjourney.co.uk
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 www.needlenthread.com
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 www.nordicneedle.net
Lots of free patterns including many Hardanger patterns by Roz Watnemo
Rainbow Gallery www.rainbowgallery.com
Free counted canvas charts, many designed by Laura J. Perin and cross stitch series designed by Erica Michaels
Trish Burr Embroidery www.trishburr.com
Trish Burr specializes in needlepainting. Her website provides 6 free needlepainting patterns and 2 whitework (with color) patterns
Victoria Sampler www.victoriasampler.com
More than 70 free patterns including several Christmas Angels designed by Thea Dueck. Cross stitch and specialty stitch, hardanger and silk ribbon patterns