How to Cross Stitch a Simple Valentine's Day Card

January 21, 2017

I know it feels like we've only just gotten over Christmas and into January, but Valentine's Day will soon be upon us! And what better way to say "I love you" than with a personal handmade cross stitch card. Yeah, sure, its a lot easier to buy a card at the shops, but I always feel that it means more when the gift is handcrafted with love and care.

Valentines Cross Stitch Card Craft Free Pattern Love Heart

1. To start, you'll need card (anything from a craft shop will do), pencil, needle, thread (I'm using DMC 3731 Dusty Rose and 159 Blue Grey), scissors, a pin and some masking tape.

Valentines Cross Stitch Card Craft Free Pattern Love Heart

 
2. Turn over the front cover of your card and, using the pattern below, mark out your holes using pencil (and a ruler if needed). Push the pin through each mark in turn.

 

Valentines Cross Stitch Card Craft Love Heart Free Pattern
3. Stitch away! Use 3 strands of floss to make your stitches look a bit thicker and more luxurious. Keep going until you're finished and tie a knot in the end of your thread.

Valentines Cross Stitch Card Craft Love Heart Free Pattern

4. You should have something that looks like this!

Tape up the back and cover with card or something decorative. The card I'm using actually has three sides so I've stuck two down to cover up the messy ends! You can use any colour thread you like and you don't even need to stick to traditional reds or pinks (you could even use white thread on coloured card). Then simply, write a heartfelt message and give it to your Valentine!  

 

 

 

 

 Valentines Day cross stitch card DIY tutorial craft love heart

 

Valentines Cross Stitch Card Craft Free Pattern Love Heart

 

There's so much you could do this Valentines, so think outside the box! Here are some other great ideas (click the images for more info)...

 Do Small Things With Love

 The Bellweather

Valentines Crafts Gifts Cards Cross Stitch Love Pattern Free

Just Call Me Chris

Valentines Crafts Gifts Cards Cross Stitch Love Pattern Free

Subversive Cross Stitch (stitched by Things Helen Likes)

Valentines Crafts Gifts Cards Cross Stitch Love Pattern Free

 

Happy Stitching!




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