Welcome to my free patterns library!
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 2020, I’M CHANGING EMAIL PLATFORMS, WHICH IMPACT THIS PAGE. Please be patient as I make this transition, as I’m trying to troubleshoot in real time to make sure this website connects to the access info, which connects to your subscriber information. I’m working as fast as I can to switch things over with as little interruption as possible. But as we all know, customer service teams are often working from home right now, and may not be as swift as non-pandemic times. I’m hoping to get some assistance on this ASAP!
Starting November 1st 2018, I’m adding new, free patterns to this library on the first of each month. Each download is free to all Ugly Duckling House email subscribers. Check back regularly to get the latest designs!
Free Cross Stitch Patterns
To download, click on the LINK below the photo of the pattern you want, and your download should begin. If you click on the PHOTO thumbnail, it will take you back to the post that corresponds with the release of the pattern. That’s because there may be information in the blog post that isn’t included in the downloaded patterns (or suggestions on color combos), so consult the post if you get stuck or have a question that is specific to that pattern.
Limited Releases & “Buy Now” Links, Explained
If you see patterns with future dates or “Buy Now” links (such as later 2021 or 2022!), they have either not yet been released yet (the dates are listed below the photos) or were available for a special occasion only. The links to these patterns are for purchasing in my Etsy shop until they are released on schedule.
If you have an idea for a pattern, feel free to submit your ideas to me on one of my cross stitch pattern blog posts.
Have you made one of my patterns? I’d love to see it! Please tag me on Instagram so I can see your work and give you a virtual high-five!
COPYRIGHT: These plans are copyrighted works created by me (Sarah Fogle – Ugly Duckling House) and for personal use only. The resulting product or plans are not to be sold or reprinted commercially (feel free to make these for your home and to gift them to friends, but do not create these for a business, sell them or make them into kits to sell, or any other business use without purchasing a commercial license from me).
From time to time, I may update patterns to reformat them or to correct errors without notice.
As always, you can email me with any questions at contact [at]
Bonus Free Patterns
Etsy Shop & Limited Release Patterns
Some of my patterns below are ONLY available for purchase in my Etsy shop and there are no plans to release them for free in the future. I typically only release one colorway from the designs I share (for example, I have a botanical line art collection and a boho rainbow collection, but only one version is placed for release to the free library). Purchasing one of the other colorways from my shop is a great way to help support the creation of these patterns, and is very much appreciated!
How to Use This Page
Current subscribers (or if you recently subscribed on this form and are returned back to this page): enter the name and email address you subscribed with, and it will open the page links.
If you aren’t yet an email subscriber, here is the process:
- Enter your name and email addrss into the subscribe box you see above and hit “Get Instant Access”.
- Check your inbox for a welcome email that has a confirmation link to subscribe (be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see that email… it happens sometimes!).
- Once your subscription is confirmed, it will direct you back to THIS SAME PAGE. Enter your info again exactly like you did the first time. This time, the info you entered will act as a password and refresh the page, revealing all the patterns you can download.
If you have trouble with the above steps, I have a few troubleshooting suggestions below. The most common error is that people are confused about returning to the same page and think it’s a loop. It’s not — you just need to enter your info a second time, and the page should reveal the cross stitch patterns (the first time you entered your info, you weren’t a confirmed subscriber; the second time you enter, it checks you against my subscribe list). It works this way because more streamlined subscription services/login setups have some hefty fees, which means I wouldn’t be able to offer them for free.
At the top of this page, you should see a subscribe box asking for your info. If you don’t see it yet, consider these next steps:
- wait for the full page to load (the text might load faster than the subscribe box, so you may have to wait for the full page to load)
- try turning off any pop-up blockers or ad blockers for this website (I don’t know if this impacts it or not… but I depend on income from this site while making my plans free, so folks like me would appreciate that regardless as I work hard to keep content free!)
If you’re still having trouble and want help, please shoot me an email at contact [at] uglyducklinghouse [dot] com (replace the at with @ and the dot with an actual period . — I have to put my email address on the page like this to make it harder for bots to spam me! It also helps if you whitelist that same email address by adding it to your address book/contact list, since that’s where my email updates will come from).
Please have patience if you don’t get an immediate response; I make these patterns for fun. I will not be in the mood to help you get access to my free patterns if you are rude, so I will simply remove you from the list if you cannot be kind.
Don’t Want to Wait for Future Patterns?
Future patterns have already been released if you know where to look! Once you have access to the library, you’ll notice that I have previews for all the future patterns I plan to release each month (through early 2021!). If you are too excited to wait for a particular month, that’s ok; I have made many of my patterns available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Now that this has grown, it takes considerable effort to put all this together and my main job is still working on projects. Because of this, I do not email patterns for free if you have trouble subscribing. I will happily help you troubleshoot where along the subscription process you may have gotten stuck, but I will not honor requests to email patterns.
Have an idea for a pattern you want to suggest?
Leave a comment below to let me know of your ideas! I have all of 2020 already designed, but you may see yours someday on this page!
Don’t forget to pin!