Cross stitch is a fantastic hobby which is both fun and relaxing and great for practising mindfulness. It is also a relatively cheap hobby, making it accessible to everyone. Cross stitch allows you to hone your artistic skills and the results of your hard work can be displayed proudly in your home or given to friends and family as a heartfelt gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. We have a fantastic range of cross stitch kits that are perfect for beginners and in this blog post, we will share some of our favourites with you.

Beginners Squares

Geometric, colourful and perfect for beginners, what's not to love?! This kit comes with a 14 page tutorial booklet which contains tips to help you perfect your new hobby, information on all the materials used, how to read a cross stitch chart as well as providing clear and concise cross stitch instructions to get you on your way.

No Fishing

Perfect for anyone wanting to take on a new skill, this lovely tapestry kit features a grand kingfisher perched on some reeds by a riverbed. Easy-to-follow instructions and a completely colour printed canvas ensure that this tapestry kit can be completed without difficulty.

Smiling Face

This cool emoji cross stitch kit comes with all the tools and materials you need to bring your emotive qualities to life. The Diamond Dotz® technique is remarkably easy to master and gives crafters of all skill levels the opportunity to quickly advance to more challenging projects.

Cosy Cottage

Make yourself at home with this adorable little country cottage - the ideal kit for beginners! Wonderfully detailed without being overly complex, this cottage tapestry kit will be a fun and fulfilling kit for anyone who is new to the world of cross stitch.

Easy Peasy Bunny Rabbit

This simple yet unmistakably bunny shaped pattern from Fat Cat Cross Stitch kit is the ideal embroidery with which to introduce a child to the wonderful world of needlecraft. Everything one would need to complete this bushy tailed image is included in the Easy Peasy Bunny kit, and with the finished pattern itself making a great, little decoration for any child’s room.


This pattern by Anchor is an easy and fun way to make a keepsake for any young crafter. With bright, flashy colours and a design shape to help develop flourishing embroidery skills, this pattern is an ideal gift for Birthdays and Christmas. From the Anchor 1st range for kids, it includes a cardboard mount to frame the finished design.


Let your cross stitch skills take flight with this beginners butterfly tutorial kit from The World in Stitches. Comes with a simple yet effective design to get stuck into along with a tutorial book, instructions and everything you need to complete your project. 


Part of the Sew Simple range of cross stitch kits from Fat Cat Cross Stitch, this Love cross stitch kit has been designed for beginner cross stitchers, and for introducing children to this fantastic craft! The design features a colourful 'Love' in the centre which is surrounded by coordinating hearts on the top and underneath.

We hope these wonderful designs have inspired you in your quest to take up Cross Stitch. All of these patterns are designed to encourage beginners to develop their burgeoning needlepoint skills. You can shop our full range here and find more sewing and needlecraft inspiration from our blog posts here.

Post By Rosie Burnman