Monday, November 6, 2023

40+ Christmas Embroidery Patterns (For Hand Embroidery)

Christmas embroidery patterns are a great way to get in the holiday spirit, decorate your home, or to give as gifts. Check out a wide variety of patterns for free and to purchase. 


If you love to stitch, these Christmas hand embroidery patterns will inspire you this Christmas season.

From nativities, to Christmas trees let your creative juices flow with your embroidery needle and thread. 

New to embroidery? Try out these one of these beginner embroidery patterns.

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Find my favorite selections of free Christmas hand embroidery patterns here. Utilize all sorts of stitches and ideas with these free tutorials and patterns for embroidery.

noel embroidery hoop
Noel Hoop by Lolli and Grace for Fleece Fun

A simple but elegant Noel hoop starts off the free patterns. Embellish your simple hoops with bows and holly berries. And this one shows that you don't have to go with only red and green for Christmas embroidery.

tree hoop art
Tree Hoop Art by I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Look at those mini ornaments on this simple tree. Dress it up by adding a pom pom edge to the hoop.

Christmas pudding embroidery pattern
Christmas Pudding by Bugs and Fishes

I may not have ever had a Christmas pudding, but it is so cute! I can just see how fun this one will be with the holly berries on top.

two snowmen embroidery pattern
Two Snowmen by Bugs and Fishes

Embroider a couple snowman friends. These two are unique and still a cute pair. Embroidery them on one hoop or use two hoops, one for each snowman.

merry christmas with wreath embroidery
Merry Christmas with Wreath by Cutesy Crafts for Polka Dot Chair

Merry Christmas hand embroidery pattern is perfect to simply wish others a Merry Christmas. These would make great gifts for neighbors, friends, and others who you gift give to.

gingerbread men in sweaters embroidery pattern
Gingerbread Men in Sweaters by The Stitchery/Nicki Franklin

Gingerbread men are just cute! Especially the three in this adorable design. I love that each one has a unique sweater.

carol of the bells embroidery pattern
Carol of the Bells Pattern by Wild Olive

Bells are such a memorable symbol of Christmas. This pattern was inspired by the song, Carol of the Bells. How fun! The color selection is so on point.

christmas bike embroidery pattern
Christmas Bike Pattern by Cutesy Crafts

Bikes make Christmas so cute with this Christmas pattern. Load up the bike with a package and a mini Christmas tree in the front basket.

joy to the world pattern
Joy to the World Pattern by Flamingo Toes

Line an embroidery hoop with pom poms or other trim for a finished look to your hoops. This one looks so great all dressed up and ready to display.



There are so many talented pattern makers! In this section we want to show support for all the hard work that goes into creating embroidery patterns. Check out these awesome patterns by small business owners.

nativity embroidery patterns
Nativity Series by Nel and Jo Crafts

Embroider the whole nativity with this nativity scene bundle. With three different scenes you could hang or display each one individually or in a row together.

nativity angel embroidery
Nativity Angel by Nel and Jo Crafts

Don't forget to grab this digital PDF Pattern for the nativity angel. I especially love the wings on this pattern.

nativity scene embroidery pattern
Nativity Scene Pattern by File Used Toiles

Or for a different style of nativity scene, this one features gorgeous texture and colors for a lovely holiday d├ęcor piece. And the star looks so perfect too.

the weary world rejoices embroidery pattern
The Weary World Rejoices by Printed June

Highlight the baby Jesus with this simple embroidery pattern. Add in seed pearl beads for the stars for a unique touch.

monogram christmas embroidery patterns
Monogram Christmas Ornaments Patterns by I Heart Stitch Art

I love a good personalized gift! These monogram ornaments are sure to make your friends and loved ones smile, when they see your craftsmanship and effort.
deck the boughs ornament set
Deck the Boughs Ornament Set by Kathy Schmitz

Or for a different ornament style that is equally fun to gift, try this variety set each featuring a Christmas symbol. Here is another way to finish embroidered ornaments too, you don't have to gift them in the hoop.

christmas village kit
Christmas Village Kit by Laine Irene Designs

I enjoy embroidery projects with a variety of stitches. I love that they bring a variety of textures and visual interest to embroidery hoop projects like this one.

christmas tree embroidery pattern
Christmas Tree by Hazel Crafts Store

Oh Christmas tree! This tree is dressed up so pretty with poinsettia flowers and a variety of colors in the boughs.

christmas truck pattern
Christmas Truck Pattern by Stitch by Stitch EA

I don't think these cute red trucks will ever get old, especially with a Christmas tree in the back. Take that fun image and embroider it on a project!

christmas wreath pattern
Christmas Wreath Pattern by Floss and Hoop Shop

Red and green are such pretty color choices for this Christmas wreath, add in a little white and gold to finish it off and you've got a gorgeous piece. You could even hang this one on a door as a wreath!

christmas cat fireplace embroidery pattern
Christmas Cat Fireplace by Magnus and Quill

Where are my cat lovers at??? Embroider the furry friends hanging out around the fire and Christmas tree.

festive fireplace embroidery
Festive Fireplace by Magnus and Quill

Or if you just want a festive fireplace dressed up with a garland, this pattern would be a good one to try. Utilize color choices, and stitching in opposite directions on the bricks to give it more depth

christmas mittens pattern
Christmas Mittens by Amity Floral Embroider

Stay warm with some mittens with fuzzy cuffs. And while you are embroidering, may as well add in the pretty greenery and florals associated with Christmas.

merry christmas wreath embroidery pattern
Merry Christmas Wreath by Hand Stitched Hoops UK

A wreath border is pretty, but if you want to finish up the look add in Merry Christmas, Seasons, Greetings, or any other holiday phrase to polish off the project.

Christmas nutcracker pattern
Christmas Nutcracker by Modernism and Vintage

The nutcracker may be the center of attention on this pattern, but the details really make this one special. There are so many other small embellishments that make up the whole pretty project.

winter christmas house scene embroidery
Winter Christmas House Scene by Be Hoop

Show off a snowy scene with this cute pattern. The footprints give the illusion of snow, without having to embroidery all the snow.

deck the halls pattern
Deck the Halls Pattern by Mindful Mantra Designs

Deck the halls with all of your embroidery projects! Get into the details with different colors and even the socks look so perfect with the unique stitching.

it's the most wonderful time of the year embroidery pattern
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Be Co Productions

It really is the most wonderful time of the year and all of these elements make it so. Strings of lights, gingerbread men, bows, stars, such fun!

christmas gnome embroidery kit
Christmas Gnome Kit by Color Zen Threads

For the gnome lovers, this is so cute. Each hat is unique too. A candy cane, Christmas tree, and don't forget reindeer antlers.

joy floral pattern
Joy Floral Pattern by Floss and Hoop Shop

Gorgeous script fonts are perfect for Christmas words, like Joy. The word flows together and can easily be surrounded by Christmas greenery and flowers, don't forget the berries either.

joy embroidery
Joy Pattern by Dimples and Daisies Shop

Or write out Joy in holiday inspired letters. A candy cane, wreath, and holly. Pretty!

rose christmas tree pattern
Rose Christmas Tree Pattern by Be Hoop

I love that this tree uses flowers and a geometrical shape to embroider the tree in. But even more I love the unique addition of yellows and oranges. 



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