10 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Patterns

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Gentle Feather / Etsy

Valentine's Day is a holiday to celebrate love! Craft a handmade gift to show someone you care. From traditional to whimsical, the following cross stitch patterns let you express those feelings to the one you adore–whether that's your sweetheart, a family member, or BFF.

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    Be Mine

    Crossaholic / Etsy

    This simple message is the perfect way to let that special person in your life know how much you care about them. This project mixes both modern and retro elements to give it a whimsical feel. 

    Be Mine from Crossaholic via Etsy

  • 02 of 10

    A Toast to Cupid

    Free Patterns

    Raise a glass to that special day of love. This keepsake cup is a fun alternative to the everyday Valentine Packaging. The intended recipient can instantly enjoy the treats inside, and once those are gone, they are left with a cute memento.  

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    Heart of Hearts

    Free Patterns

    Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful Valentine's Day heart wreath. Stitch the pattern in the traditional red and white color palette or choose something more modern, depending on your tastes. You can also cross stitch each heart individually for gifts or wall hangings. Stitch this pattern on perforated paper for a solid background, or for a more 3-D effect, stitch on Aida fabric and stuff each heart with polyfill. 

  • 04 of 10

    Birds and Bees

    Needlecase Goodies / Etsy

    Primitive cross stitch patterns, while simple, make large statements. Needlecase Goodies showcase a pattern that celebrates love without going overboard. This project is a quick, easy, and perfect for every skill level. Turn it into a sachet filled with rose or lavender for an extra treat. 

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  • 05 of 10

    Love Camper

    U Create Crafts

    The straight lines and simple transitional colors make this a quick project for the advanced cross stitcher and an easy project for beginners. The Love Camper pattern is a wonderful gift for newlyweds or those setting up for a new adventure. 

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    Love Cats

    Happiness Is Cross Stitching

    Show your love with this quick-to-stitch project. This pattern is just one panel in a year-long free stitch-along. Stitch them individually or as a sampler. If samplers aren't your thing, you can sew a sachet or a door hanger. 

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    Scattered Seeds

    123 Stitch

    Roses have a long history of being associated with love and Valentine's Day. During Victorian times, a hand with a rose represented love and commitment. This pattern is a beautiful nod to historic times. The key represents "the key to your heart," another symbolism of Victorian times. Craft this pattern into a beautiful scented sachet or a flower cone, filled with treats and other tokens of affection.

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    Love Tree

    123 Stitch

    Love grows like a tree. It has firm roots for stability, and long branches to hold those most precious. This Love Tree pattern celebrates all those wonderful things about love and Valentine's Day. Hearts and cupids hang from the branches. This pattern is a wonderful mix of traditional images with whimsical style. 

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  • 09 of 10

    Heart Mandala

    Gentle Feather / Etsy

    Framing cross stitch projects with wooden hoops is an inexpensive and easy way to display your project. This Heart Mandala pattern is an excellent candidate for a wooden hoop. To personalize this pattern, add initials and dates of special occasions such as weddings and birthdays.

    Heart Mandala from Gentle Feather via Etsy

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    Valentine Quote

    Cross Stitch Fan

    Sometimes we do not have the right words to tell loved ones our true feelings towards them; that is when we rely on poets and writers to help us convey our true feelings. Cross Stitch Fan has taken the words of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and created a bookmark cross stitch pattern. Stitch this quote and include it in a book of poems by Ms. Browning for a special Valentine's Day present.