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New Cross Stitch Patterns

The second batch of cross stitch patterns in collaboration with Claire Brown XStitch are now available with Tea & Cake & Ghosts!

Halloween Ghosts cross stitch patterns

Halloween Ghosts

This pattern should have been ready ages ago but we kept adding more sizes and stitching new variations. That makes it really great value though! The bundle set has charts for 4 different sizes of Ghost, from micro badge to mega pillow + a fun Rainbow Ghost variation.

Halloween Ghosts cross stitch patterns

You can also just buy the medium size Ghost – I really love these neon and rainbow versions we stitched up but you can do classic white on black too.

Tea & Cake cross stitch patterns

Cup of Tea & Battenberg Cake

Everyone loves tea and cake and this pair couldn’t be cuter. You can stitch the cup with a face or heart and change the colours to make it coffee, matcha or hot chocolate. Buy the characters individually or as a set.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

Where To Buy

You can download all these patterns from Payhip or Etsy.

All these patterns are suitable for beginners – I stitched quite a few of these samples myself after a long break, and really enjoyed myself. It’s a great craft for the sofa and doesn’t need any fancy supplies. ALTHOUGH I do recommend picking up some printed aida fabric from Claire’s shop because why use basic white when there’s rainbows, galaxies and glitter?


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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