Saddle Up! 10 Cute Horse Embroidery Designs to Stitch

Perhaps horses remind you of a favorite pet, or maybe they make you think of mythical unicorns. These horse embroidery designs represent those horses and every horse in between!

Horse Embroidery Designs

Stitch one of these horse embroidery designs as a baby shower gift or stitch one for yourself that looks like a pet from your childhood. The designs work as wall art, sure, but you can also transfer the designs to clothing and accessories or use them as Christmas tree ornaments.

Swedish Horse Embroidery Design

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1. Dala Horse Embroidery Design

Hang this Swedish horse in a hoop or transfer it onto your favorite accessory for a fun embellishment. The doodle designs are created using back stitch and satin stitch.

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Running Horses Embroidery Cushion Cover

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2. Running Horses Cushion Cover

The designer warns that this project takes a while to finish, but that the result is totally worth it. The project includes instructions for sewing the actual pillow cover, but you can also use the design on cushion covers you already have at home.

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Simple Horse Embroidery Design

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3. Horse Cross-Stitch Design

This cute little horse would look adorable in a kid’s room or nursery. The design uses four different colors of floss, but some of them only require small bits, so you can use your scrap floss.

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Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

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4. Dala Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

Stitch this horse on anything from canvas to perforated paper. You can use the design as a Christmas ornament or as a year-round decoration in any room of the house. If it’s been a while since you practiced your French knot, you might want to brush up before you get started on this.

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Carousel Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

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5. Carousel Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

Basic counted cross-stitch takes some patience — and sometimes it also takes a magnifying glass! If you’re having problems focusing when reading the chart for this cross-stitch, place a long piece of washi tape just below the row you’re working on so you won’t lose your place while you’re stitching.

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FREE Christmas Horse Embroidery Designs

Photo via Bluprint member Brooke Nolan

6. BBP Advent Animal: Hamilton Horse

Hamilton Horse looks very proud of his Ugliest Sweater award! This was designed as part of a fun animal advent calendar, but you can also use it on items like ornaments, stockings and pillows. Check out designer Brooke Nolan’s other patterns to download each advent animal for FREE.

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Rocking Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

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7. Rocking Horse Cross-Stitch

When many of us think about horses, we think of that rocking horse from our childhood. This adorable pattern is perfect for a nursery or on the wall of any horse lover’s room. Consider making this next time you need a baby shower gift.

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Love One Another Horse Embroidery Pattern

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8. Every Day Love One Another

The designer says that some of her best friends have been horses, and that’s the inspiration behind this heartfelt horse embroidery design. Make yours as colorful as you’d like. I love the horse’s rainbow mane and tail in the sample pictured above, but you can also model the colors after a special horse in your life.

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Horse Cross-Stitch Pattern

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9. Cross-Stitch Christmas Ornament

This horse was designed to be a Christmas ornament, but I also love the idea of stitching a group of these in different colors to hang on the wall. You’ll need to be familiar with cross-stitch, half cross-stitch, back stitch and French knots to complete the ornament.

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Graceful Unicorn Embroidery Pattern

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10. Graceful Unicorn

This design is inspired by medieval tapestries that pay tribute to the unicorn. (Check out The Unicorn Tapestries for some of the most famous examples.) This pattern comes in three sizes: 4 inches, 5 inches and 6 inches. It can stand alone in a hoop or be added to clothing, accessories, and home decor.

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