Cross Stitch a Valentine for Someone Special – 3 Quick & Easy Counted Cross Stitch Patterns for Valentine’s Day

 

 

Looking for something to stitch for Valentine’s Day?  Here are three quick and easy patterns I found on Pinterest that you can stitch in few hours.

 

Needing something quick to stitch up for Valentine’s Day, I turned to Pinterest.  There was a multitude of suitable patterns but I settled on three that really were quick and easy to stitch. They are also free instant downloads.  

 

Looking for Hearts?

Stitch as many hearts as you desire with Sew French Embroidery’s Pink Ombre Hearts design.  This pattern offers five rows of hearts in light to dark pink floss.  You will also find a step by step tutorial with excellent photos to show you how to stitch the pattern.  This design is suitable for beginners as well as experienced stitchers. 

I didn’t have time to stitch the entire piece, so I stitched one section and mounted it in a greeting card.  It took about two hours to stitch this section of the design. 

Pink Ombre Hearts by Sew French Embroidery

 

 

Joined Hearts

Here is a really easy card to stitch.  You don’t even have to use fabric or count stitches. Hearts Stitched Together from dandee-designs.com is a unique take on cross stitching.  Download and print the card template provided in the blog.  You will receive two cards on one sheet.   Dots create the pattern for the hearts.  After you print the cards on cardstock, make holes in the dots with a sharp pointed needle or push pin.  Then with needle and thread connect the dots to create the joined heart.  There is a very detailed tutorial with great photos to show you what to do.

 

 

Hearts Stitched Together from dandee-designs.com

 

As you see here, I personalized my card with a strip of cross stitch washi tape.  This project took me about an hour to complete.

 

XOXO

Finally, put a more modern twist on your Valentine wish by stitching XOXO from Storypiece.   This design took about two hours to stitch.  Instead of using two shades of pink, I used some variegated floss in shades of pink and blue.  (DMC floss 4180, 4230). The stitched piece was mounted in a card from Craft Creations.

 

XOXO from Storypiece

 

Why not take some extra time to share your Valentine sentiments in a unique way.  I can guarantee the recipient of your hand stitched piece will cherish it. Hopefully these examples will inspire you to get busy!

 

What have you stitched for Valentine’s Day?  Tell us about  your projects in our comments section, or better yet, post your photos to our Facebook page.

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