DLTK's Holiday Crafts for Kids
halloween cross stitchghost cross stitchHalloween Cross Stitch Patterns

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Four beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for Halloween!  The first two patterns (with words) works well as a bookmark on 11 or 14 count aida cloth (though those counts are a bit harder for the kids to use as the stitches are smaller).  It also makes a nice picture on plastic canvas or 6 count aida (terrific for beginners!).  The second two patterns (without words) give a square result.

pumpkin cross stitchThe words on these projects require backstitching.  If you're just starting to learn cross stitch, you can skip the words.  (For example, on the pumpkin pattern print out the word free version).

To learn more about cross stitching, check out our "How to Cross Stitch" directions.

When I do these projects with the girls, I encourage them fill in the white backgrounds with white cross stitch instead of leaving it unstitched.  The long rows of single colored stitches are terrific practice.  But it's completely up to you!  It does make the project take a lot longer.




Ghost (with words)   (color)   or   (B&W)

Ghost (no words)      (color)   or   (B&W)


Jack-o-lantern (with words)   (color)   or   (B&W)

Jack-o-lantern (no words)      (color)   or   (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions