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New! Fruit & Veg Cross Stitch Patterns

I’m very happy to add some new cross stitch patterns to my shop after many years! They’re a collaboration with Claire Brown XStitch and I hope you love them as much as we do.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

I’ve been helping Claire rebrand and relaunch as Claire Brown XStitch (check out her awesome range of printed aida fabric) so naturally we started thinking about another collaboration.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

We picked a few popular characters to work on and these happy fruit & veg are the first batch. Choose from Avocado, Cherry or Peapod. You can find them in my Payhip and Etsy shops now, plus a bargain bundle of all 3. Cross stitch is really easy to pick up and these are all suitable for total beginners.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

They’re digital patterns so you can print them off, or open on your mobile for sewing on the sofa or on the go. If you have an iPad & Apple Pencil, I can recommend taking a screenshot and opening it in a drawing app like Procreate so you can mark off your progress. Game changer!

kawaii cross stitch patterns

We’re almost done with a a second batch of characters too so look out for those in a few weeks. I’ll also be giving the older Breakfast & Christmas Pudding patterns a refresh to match.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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