25 Funny Cross Stitch Patterns

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    Stitch Up Some Laughs

    Need a laugh? These cross stitch patterns have a good sense of humor. From funny and sarcastic jokes to clever puns, you'll find something to make you chuckle as you stitch.

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    RIP Mix Tape

    Mind the Circle

    Those of us of a certain age remember the mix tape! All of the work that went into picking and arranging the songs so that they conveyed a special message was a labor of love. Here's a pattern that pays homage to the ill-fated mix tape. (Raise your hand if you still have a few gathering dust in your attic.)

    RIP Mix Tape from Mind the Circle

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    Guess What?

    Guess What? Chicken butt! (Cue inevitable giggles from children.) This cheeky cross stitch project is sassy without being offensive. We think this pattern would look great in a hoop, hanging in a rustic farmhouse-style kitchen or house barn. 

    Guess What from Craft Time in Arkam 

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    Adulting Is Hard

    Everyone knows "adulting" is not all it's cracked up to be. Bills, work, and traffic make being an adult the worst. We feel the pain, too, and want to help ease it with this fun cross stitch pattern. For extra snark, give it to a high school or college graduate to remind them what they have to look forward to. 

    Adulting Is Hard from That Stitch Shop 

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    I Meant to Say It

    Have you ever said something out loud only to realize you should have bitten your tongue? Or maybe you've been caught talking to yourself (hey, it happens!). If you have these experiences often, then this cross stitch pattern is for you.

    I Meant to Say It from One of a Kind Baby Design 

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    Dogs Welcome

    Are you a pet person? Do you like dogs more than people? (We plead the fifth.) This pattern would look great as part of a wreath or a door hanging to let the world know to stay away, but leave the dog. 

    Dogs Welcome from Grandma Girl Designs 

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    Urge to Clean

    The urge to clean the house is strong, but not nearly as strong as the urge is to let the dust pile up while you cross stitch the day away! Celebrate the dust bunny diva in all of us with this sassy pattern. Any person who is openly not a fan of cleaning would love to have this pattern in their house. Make a pillow with the pattern so they can use it to lounge on the couch instead of cleaning. 

    Urge to Clean from​ Cowbell Cross Stitch

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    You Look Funny

    Want to add a little fun to your cross stitch projects? This pattern is a great way to play a prank on your friends. Watch as everyone turns their head slightly to read this awesome sampler. Display this project proudly in a place where everyone can see the silliness of the head tilt. 

    You Look Funny from Stitchery Stitch

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    No Drama Llama

    If there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that drama is not fun. Make your home or office a drama-free zone with this drama-defying llama cross stitch pattern. It's fun but still definitely gets the point across. 

    No Drama Llama from Cross Stitch with Art

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    Life Gives You Lemons

    When life gives you lemons, make a delicious cherry pie. Nothing makes people happier than pie, but instead of a sour face, you will have a happy one. This fun pattern would fit nicely into a cute retro yellow or red kitchen. 

    Life Gives You Lemons from Spruce Craft Co


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    Cross Stitch Achievement Unlocked

    You are a cross stitching machine who needs to show off those skills with this Cross Stitch Achievement Unlocked pattern! It is a challenging project for beginners that will bring them satisfaction when completed. 

    Cross Stitch Achievement Unlocked from Subversive Cross Stitch 


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    If Someone Actually Loved You

    Perpetually single? Is Valentine's Day your least favorite holiday? This anti-love cross stitch pattern is funny and snarky at the same time. Turn this project into a sachet or wall hanging to remind someone how special they are. 

    If Someone Actually Loved You from Craft With Cartwright 

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    Welcome to Adulthood

    Do you know someone who is entering adulthood? Maybe they are buying a new house, or expecting a baby. No matter what adult life has to offer, make sure there is ibuprofen involved to stay sane. This pattern would be fun on a card for new parents. It is also great for those graduates who are heading out into the world. 

    Welcome to Adulthood from Snarky Art Company

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    One Cat Short of Crazy

    We all know someone who is one cat short of being the crazy cat lady. Maybe that person is even you... If so, you need to cross stitch this fun and easy pattern, perfect for beginners. 

    One Cat Short of Crazy from For Stitches and Giggles

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    Get Down With My Bad Self

    Do you ever have those days that you want to show the world your sassy side? Why not save your energy and stitch it up instead with this funny blurb. Cross stitch this pattern on a laundry bag or frame it with a hoop and hang it in your laundry room. 

    Get Down with My Bad Self from Dollface Embroidery

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    Kitties Will Puke on Everything

    It is a well-known fact (among cat people, at least) that kitties will puke on everything you love. They are cute, cuddly puking-machines. Cross stitch this pattern as a warning or a reminder for that crazy cat person in your life.

    Kitties Will Puke on Everything from Craftster

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    Never Laugh

    Do you have a partner that makes fun of your choices in life? Remind them that they were one of those choices. As a matter of fact, cross stitch this pattern as a reminder for the next time they dis your clothing or taste in music. 

    Never Laugh from Kincavel Krosses

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    Vapid Fluff

    Pairing funny snarky quotes with cute kittens doesn't lessen the laughs, it makes it better. This adorable and funny cross stitch pattern is quick and easy for any level of stitcher. 

    Vapid Fluff from Subversive Stitching

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    Traditional patterns do not need to be boring when you mix primitive style with a fun word or saying. Pair this pattern with a wreath to welcome family or friends. It also makes a creative topper for a jewelry box

    Woot from Plum Street Samplers 

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    Crabby but Cute

    Do you know someone who is crabby but cute? If so, they will need this sampler in their lives. This crabby cross stitch looks adorable on a child's blanket or onesie. It would also look nice framed in a hoop with shells around it as decor for a beach house. 

    Crabby but Cute from Daily Cross Stitch

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    Bring Me Coffee

    Some people can not function without coffee (Guilty!). It is the energy that keeps them going throughout the day. This primitive pattern combines the gravestones of long ago with the snark of today's culture. 

    Bring Me Coffee from Plum Street Samplers

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    My Brain Is Giving Me the Silent Treatment

    Do you know someone who always says the wrong things? Has no filter? It's like their brain is on strike? If so, this pattern is the perfect gift. It's funny and snarky without being too mean. 

    My Brain Is Giving Me the Silent Treatment  from 123 Stitch

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    World's Alrightest Friend

    We are always giving shoutouts to our best friends, but what about the friend who is just alright? They need a little love too. Show that middle friend that they matter with this pattern for World's Alrightest Friend.

    World's Alrightest Friend from Stitches Q

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    Ain't No Party

    Introverts unite! Alone! At your own house! Introverts will get a laugh from this pattern. It's the perfect sampler for those who enjoy a party of one.

    Ain't No Party from Stitchy Little Fox 

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    Life is Short

    Corgi owners will love this Life Is Short sampler. It's a fun and cute way to celebrate life and all that comes with it. This pattern would make an adorable pillow or wall hanging. 

    Life is Short from My Lovely Cross Stitch

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    Guest Towel

    Show off your fancy and funny side with cross stitched guest towels. This is a quick and easy project that makes a great gift for newlyweds or new home owners.

    Guest Towel from The Compass Needle