10 Free Halloween Themed Embroidery Patterns

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    These Free Halloween Patterns Aren't so Scary to Stitch!

    From jack 'o' lanterns and black cats to ghosts and goblins, there's no shortage of imagery to stitch for Halloween! This collection of free Halloween hand embroidery patterns will keep you stitching spooks for seasons to come. 

    Whether you're adding some creepy insects to your home decor or embellishing a tee with the cutest ghosts around, you'll find so many Halloween embroidery options; it just might scare you!

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  • 02 of 11

    Halloween Friends Embroidery Patterns

    These three Halloween Friends are simple, but oh so cute! They look great grouped together, but they'd also work well as individual patterns to make pins or patches. Kids and grown-ups alike will love stitching these designs.

    Julia from Stars and Sunshine shares the free patterns, along with how to frame them in one of her 3D-printed scalloped embroidery hoops. 

    Halloween Friends Embroidery Pattern ​from Stars and Sunshine

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    Home Invasion Creepy Bug Embroidery Project

    Eeeek! The last thing you probably want to see is a giant bug crawling along your vintage linens. But that's what makes this embroidery project so fun for Halloween! It's a subtle decoration that's unexpected. By stitching some creepy insects or a giant spider onto a table runner or placemat, you're sure to startle your guests. 

    This project is part of the book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery and the PDF is shared as an exclusive sneak peek.

    Home Invasion Embroidery Patterns and Project from Feeling Stitchy

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    Primitive Jolly Halloween Pattern

    If you love primitive-style illustrations and designs, you'll love this free pattern created by Shirley of Hudson's Holidays and shared on Bari J's site, and We Love French Knots. The black cat looks more spooked than spooky, and she wishes you a jolly Halloween!

    Hudson's Holidays has plenty more Halloween patterns available too, including a set of framed character designs.

    A Jolly Halloween Free Pattern from We Love French Knots

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    Spooky Halloween Trio Pattern

    What a sweet stack of Halloween friends in this free design! The ghost is holding an ominous sign, but they probably won't scare anyone soon, which makes it a great pattern to stitch for kids! Cathy Gaubert designed this adorable pattern for one of Feeling Stitchy's stitch-along, and you can see it stitched up in a variety of styles, including the mini quilt above, made by Marianne Penner.

    Halloween Trio Free Pattern from Feeling Stitchy

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    Vintage-Style Halloween Cameo Embroidery

    Vintage Style Halloween Embroidery
    Beverly McCullough

    Inspired by vintage cameos, this set of printable designs from Flamingo Toes brings a bit of gothic styling to your Halloween decor. This fabulous freebie is a collection of PDF files that you print onto fabric to create the full-color patterned background and oval as well as the embroidery pattern. Add as much or as little stitching as you want, then frame it up and display for Halloween!

    Vintage Halloween Embroidery Printables from Flamingo Toes

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    Embroidered Candy Corn Felt Pin

    Make a Candy Corn Pin
    Mollie Johanson

    Is candy corn one of your favorite Halloween candies? With this free pattern and tutorial, you can stitch a piece of candy corn and turn it into a pin while practicing a few scattered fill stitches. Of course, they're all pretty straightforward, so this makes a great project to work on with kids or beginning stitchers. Best of all, even though it's a Halloween treat, it's one that you can enjoy for a whole season!

    Embroidered Candy Corn Felt Pin from The Spruce

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    Silly and Spooky Halloween Ghosties Pattern

    Annie Oakleaves made some of the cutest patterns around, and while her shop is no longer open, she still has a few free designs available on Flickr, including these adorable ghosties all dressed up for Halloween. Of course, there are also a few spooky extras, so you'll have plenty of patterns to choose from! 

    Free Ghosties Pattern from Annie Oakleaves

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    Ghost and Tombstone Pattern for Stumpwork Embroidery

    If you've always been a little scared to try stumpwork embroidery, a technique that adds dimension to your stitching, this ghost and tombstone pattern is a great place to start. Cate Anevski of Bee's Knees Industries shows you how to make the embroidered wired ghost that is floating out of this grave that's reminiscent of Edward Gorey.

    Her choice of pastel colors makes this a great juxtaposition, but you could work yours up using more traditional Halloween colors if you'd like.

    Stumpwork Ghost and Tombstone Embroidery Pattern from &Stitches

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    Sugar Skull Hand Embroidery Designs

    Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Patterns
    Mollie Johanson

    Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, isn't the same thing as Halloween, but the holidays do overlap. And since skulls are popular motifs for both, these decorative sugar skull embroidery patterns will work for whichever you're celebrating! Mollie Johanson from The Spruce shares them on her blog, Wild Olive.

    Dia de los Muertos Skull and Flower Patterns from Wild Olive

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    Halloween Mini Patterns

    Whether you're making a set of simple Halloween coasters or stitching a t-shirt to show your holiday spirits, these sweet little hand-drawn designs are quick to stitch and not too spooky. Anne at Green Jello shares these and a few other free patterns, including a pumpkin girl, a cat on a broom and more. 

    Halloween Mini EmbroideryPatterns from Green Jello