Free Patterns,  Inspiration

World Embroidery Day 2022 – Free Pattern

Since 2011 when the first ‘World Embroidery Day’ was Inititated and celebrated by a local group in the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild, this day has grown in popularity and the word is slowly spreading that Embroidery is a fantastic way to unleash your creativity.

I wanted to create a pattern that anyone, regardless of ability could ‘just stitch’ as well as enjoy and so I hope this free pattern will be just the ticket to get you stitching and give embroidery a go.

For those of you that already love hand embroidery, then this pattern is right up your street as well. You can have great fun freely stitching whichever stitches you fancy, in whatever colours and threads you have to hand – it looks fabulous no matter how you decide to stitch it.

Here’s my version of the pattern – I can’t tell you how much I loved stitching this, so much so I had it done in a weekend!..

The finished design is approx. 7 x 8 inches.

You choose the stitches…

You don’t need to overthink this one – it can be as simple as back stitch if thats all you know – just stitch your way around the pattern and see what comes to mind.

Here’s some close ups for inspiration…

Happy Stitching Day…

As well as the ‘World Embroidery Day’ template you can choose to stitch the design with the words changed to ‘Happy Stitching Day’ if you want to stitch a version for your craft room or a fellow stitcher! There is a slightly less busy version as well which I did for complete beginners in case they are overwhelmed with the main design…

Happy Stitching Day
Simpler Version

I really hope you enjoy stitching this sampler and if it inspires people who have not stitched before to find out how much joy you can get from Hand Embroidery – that will be fantastic!

Would you like to indulge your creativity and have a go at stitching this FREE pattern ?

Make sure you share your fabulous stitching – tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery or post some pics in the Happy Stitching FB Group.

Happy Stitching!


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