Puurfect Patterns: 8 Fun Animal Patterns for Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Embroidery |


Calling all animal lovers! There is a whole treasure trove of adorable animal embroidery patterns here on Craftsy, and I’ve rounded up eight favorites. Whether you love cats, dogs or goldfish, there is bound to be something here for you. Choosing what embroidery pattern to stitch first is going to be the toughest challenge!

Join me in “aww-ing” at 8 of the cutest animal embroidery patterns you can find on Craftsy!

Hand embroidery patterns of 4 cats in a grid formation

Photo via Craftsy member Wendi Gratz

Cats Embroidery Pattern

Cats, cats, cats! Bring out your inner cat lover with a range of designs from Wendi Gratz. All four motifs come as part of this pattern and are purrrrfect for your next hand embroidery project.

Get the Cats Embroidery Pattern.

hand embroidery pattern of a rabbit in a dress holding a flower

Photo via Craftsy member lovahandmade

Bunny Rabbit Hand-Embroidery Pattern

Easter is just around the corner and this little lady from lovahandmade is just what we need. Bright colors and simple stitches make this a hoop-la you could cheerfully display year round!

Get the Bunny Rabbit Hand-Embroidery Pattern.

hand embroidery pattern of two sleeping foxes

Photo via Craftsy member Naive Needle

Foxes Embroidery Pattern

Foxes are so in right now and Craftsy member Naive Needle is bang on trend with these sleeping foxes. Symmetry in the pattern makes for a clean and elegant look and her suggestions of how it can be used will certainly get you thinking outside the hoop.

Get the Foxes Embroidery Pattern.

Cross-stitch pattern of an elephant filled with geometric shapes

Photo via Craftsy member redgatest2427179

Little Elephant Cross-stitch Pattern

Geometric patterns in a mix of bright and muted tones make redgatest2427179′s cross-stitched elephant the ideal design addition to any contemporary home. Colors can be easily changed to suit your own interiors and would fit in any room – be it kitchen, play room or WC!

Get the Little Elephant Cross-stitch Pattern.

Cross-stitch pattern of circus tent surrounded by animals

Photo via Craftsy member Tiny Modernist

Circus Cross-stitch Pattern

Can’t decide on one animal? Fear not, Tiny Modernist brings together a zebra, giraffe, elephant, bear and seal in this delightful circus themed cross-stitch. A project any new comer to those little X’s would be proud of making!

Get the Circus Cross-stitch Pattern.

Hand embroidery pattern of 3 sausages dogs in coatsPhoto via Craftsy member ricrac

Simply Sausages Embroidery and Rattle Pattern

Two’s company, three’s a crowd but not in the case of these little sausage dogs! You’d be barking not to try your hand at one of ricrac’s pooch patterns, just look at those snazzy jumpers! Not to mention, this pattern is completely FREE!

Get the FREE Simply Sausages Embroidery and Rattle Pattern.

Embroidery pattern of mouse in a hot air balloon

Photo via Craftsy member Followbunny

Abel the Stitch Explorer Pattern

I am a huge fan of Followbunny’s work and cannot think of anything more exciting than stitching something as cute as Abel. You can really flex those embroidery skills too with plenty of variety in stitches – French knots, blanket stitch and chain stitch – just to name a few.

Get the Abel the Stitch Explorer Pattern.

Cross stitch pattern of two birds and flowers inside a heartPhoto via Craftsy member LaMariacha

Heart with Birds and Flowers Pattern

Is there anything sweeter than a pair of lovebirds? Yes, lovebirds inside a heart surrounded by flowers! If birds aren’t your thing, then creator LaMariacha can also offer you butterflies and strawberries or lotuses and fish!

Get the Heart with Birds and Flowers Pattern.

Once you’ve mastered these patterns, why not design some of your own? Jessica Marquez shows you how in her Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery online Craftsy class!

So, which cute critter will you stitch first and where in your home is it going to live?