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Knotted Hearts Free Cross Stitch Pattern

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Preview of Knotted Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern

Preview of Knotted Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern

This free pattern can be used for just about anything; an ornament, a gift, a framed piece...

I love stitching Celtic knotwork patterns, but they tend to be big long time-consuming projects that can take me months to stitch. I needed something that filled my desire for stitching knotwork on a smaller scale for a quick gift. I charted the Knotted Hearts design and it filled that need for me, so I shared it with the world.

This is a free cross stitch pattern charted by me. You can stitch it for yourself, stitch it as a gift, use it in charity crafting projects, you can even stitch it and sell the stitched piece. The only thing you cannot do is sell the chart in any form.

The Chart for Cross Stitching:

Full Knotted Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern

Full Knotted Hearts Cross Stitch Pattern


These are only color suggestions, don't feel bound to them. Use any colors you have and love.

These are only color suggestions, don't feel bound to them. Use any colors you have and love.

You can print this image from right here, stitch the pattern from your screen, or if you prefer you can save and download the full PDF version of the pattern, available at

Cross Stitching Supplies - Just a few things....

This project doesn't require a lot of supplies and you can use leftovers from previous projects if you have some in your supply stash. Here are the basic supplies needed to stitch any project....

  • floss,
  • scissors,
  • embroidery needle,
  • hoop if you want one,
  • and of course fabric.

For knotwork projects and samplers I like to use a variegated thread like the ones pictured here at the right. These are great to have on hand for small projects, these types of threads give the shading effect you see in the examples here with just a single skein of floss

Knotted Hearts as Stitched by Laurel

Knotted Hearts as Stitched by Laurel

Small Projects are Great for Leftover Stash!

Small cross stitch projects like this one are perfect for using up your left over threads and fabric from larger projects and even from cross stitch kits that you've finished.

You might have some beautiful hand dyed threads or fabric laying around that you don't want to toss in the scrap bin yet, but you're not sure what to do with it. Pull out those leftovers to create ornaments for great holiday gifts or to make scent sachets for your dresser drawers.

Whatever you do, don't be afraid to think "outside the frame" with your cross stitching. Not everything has to be framed and hung on the wall, there are plenty of other options and you're only limited by your imagination.

Knotted Hearts Quilt - Stitched and Assembled by World of Charity Stitching Group Members

Knotted Hearts Quilt as Stitched by the WOCS Group

Knotted Hearts Quilt as Stitched by the WOCS Group

This quilt, along with several other quilts, pillows, tote bags and many other items were donated by the World of Charity Stitching Group to the Century Care Center, in Century, FL as gifts to the seniors who reside there.

Comments are Always Welcome!

Amy on January 08, 2018:

I would love to know the colors and how to on the knotted hearts that are in the 4th row, the first heart and the fifth heart. Simply beautiful.

Darcia Douglass from Kennewick, WA on August 09, 2017:

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Love the knotted hearts! And what a beautiful quilt made with them. May I suggest a link in the article to the free pattern on your website? It might make it more helpful to those searching for it.

Loretta (author) from United States on September 20, 2014:

That is a lovely gift, thank you so much for sharing the post and photo! You made my day :)

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on September 12, 2014:

It might surprise you that cross stitch was something I really got into last year as a great way to relax. This is a great page and thanks for the idea.

annieangel1 on September 12, 2014:

the quilt is lovely.

Loretta (author) from United States on March 12, 2014:

@MariaMontgomery: Thank you :)

MariaMontgomery from Coastal Alabama, USA on March 12, 2014:

I'm back for another visit. Just wanted to let you know I've pinned this lens to my board titled, Needlework. Great lens.

anonymous on July 08, 2013:

Wow! This is an amazing quilt and the knotted hearts look great like this - inspirational. Thank you for the pattern :)

jayavi on March 21, 2013:

How can i learn stitching. really interesting lens. Thanks for sharing.

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on February 12, 2013:

Thanks for the pattern

anonymous on January 22, 2013:

Thanks for this pattern! I have a pair of earrings with this pattern that I bought in Wales, and my son is casting me a matching pendant in his art class. Now I can have it hanging on my wall as well!

Cheryl Fay Mikesell from Mondovi, WI on January 15, 2013:

Very fun! I really like to cross stitch myself.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on December 31, 2012:

What a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing it. Love the knotted hearts quilt and the story of the gifts to seniors at the Century Care Center in Florida. How nice.

kimbesa from USA on December 31, 2012:

Just what I need to get back into my stitching rhythm...thanks!

Loretta (author) from United States on September 25, 2012:

@LaraineRoses: Thank you!

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on September 04, 2012:

Thank you, Thank you! I have a few small pieces of fabric left over and I was wondering what to do with them. Angel blessed!

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