cactus cacti cross stitch pattern

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Continuing with my leaf series, I’ve got a new plant-inspired cross stitch pattern for you this month!

cactus cacti free cross stitch pattern

Every month, I’m sharing new cross stitch patterns created by me. May 1st patterns always hold a special significance because it’s also my birthday, so I like to save a good one for ya! I love this one in particular, inspired by one of my current obsessions: houseplants (and the shelves they sit on).

This time, I’ve got a little bit more of a complex pattern for you by adding backstitches for the cactus needles/spines. There aren’t too many of them and the pattern is still great if you don’t feel like doing them, but I think they add something special, so I couldn’t avoid including them. It’s also on the larger side if you use 14 Aida fabric, but if you need it to fit into a smaller hoop, you can always choose to work on 16 or 18 count fabric instead (same image, but just a smaller overall pattern). Grab your pattern using the button below to get to the pattern library!

About these Cactuses… Cacti? Cross Stitch Patterns

  • Designed for 14 count Aida
  • Full counted cross stitches AND back stitches
  • DMC floss colors: 25
  • Size: approximately 7.1 in. x 6.4 in.

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  1. Thank-you so much. I have only felt and cross-stitched cacti now … my poor husband leapt sideways to avoid a puppy brawl and landed on my large prickly pear cactus. Pups were okay if startled at the yelling, husband very sore and expressing urgent need of a propane blow torch, and muttering about Professor Sprout’s greenhouse.

    Bay window now filled with more benign specimens of the plant world. All is well ;)

  2. I never could figure out how to download the cactus pattern. I went back & forth from the thumbnail to the larger print but couldn’t find where to download it. Just not computer savvy enough I guess. sheila

    1. On the cross stitch library page, there is a series of thumbnails. Under each thumbnail is a link to the corresponding pattern.

    1. I always use 2, it’s just my personal preference. I don’t think 3 would hurt but it could be a little tougher on some of the smaller Aida fabric options.