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Cross Stitch Patterns for Halloween

Boo Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern featuring two pumpkins with the letter B in front to spell Boo! A little ghost, a spider and two bats flying overhead.
Boo Halloween Freebie Pattern

It’s time for more free cross stitch patterns for Halloween!

I have designed another free cross stitch pattern for Halloween, this cute little ghost frightening the spider.

This can be stitched in one evening and finished quite quickly, you can download the pdf pattern below.

Instructions for ornament

Materials required:

Mountboard about 2mm thick

Lightweight iron on interfacing to attach to the reverse of your cross stitched piece.

Small piece of quilt batting or wadding.

Fabric glue.

Two pieces of patterned fabric.

Craft knife to cut the mountboard

Thread to lace the cross stitch to the mountboard if not using glue.

Cord trim or hand made trim.

Pumpkin charm or any charm you prefer.

Ribbon Trim

Measuring and cutting your mountboard

You can choose to cut your mountboard to any size you prefer.

I used 14 count fabric for the cross stitch so if you wish to make the ornament exactly the same you will need these measurements.

Mountboard size for the cross stitch piece and also for the small piece of wadding.

Approx 2 1/4″ (5.5cm) wide

3 1/4″ (8cm) Tall

Mountboard for the second piece (dotty fabric):

Approx 3″ (8cm) wide

4 1/2″ tall (11.5cm)

Mountboard for the back piece (patterned fabric)

Approx 3 3/4″ (9.5cm) wide


Place the cross stitch face down onto a towel and iron the light weight interfacing onto the reverse side of your cross stitch.

This will ensure your cross stitches do not get flattened with the hot iron.

Your cross stitched piece should be cut to ensure you have enought fabric to wrap around to the reverse of the mountboard.

I allowed 3/4″ (1.5cm) all around the cross stitch.

Also allow the same amount for the cut fabric pieces.

Now you are ready to assemble everything together


Place the cross stitch face down and place the batting on top and then the mountboard.

Glue on the two longest sides and fold over the edges to glue the cross stitched piece to the mountboard.

Repeat the process for the top and bottom ensuring the corners look neat from the front.

Set aside and do the same to cover the mountboard with the fabric.

You can lace your cross stitched piece if you prefer. (That is another tutorial)

When you have glued the fabric to the boards, layer them as seen here, leaving a space at the top of 3/4″ (2cm) to allow for ribbon trim that measures 1″ (2.5cm) wide.

Insert a small piece of cord at the top between the cross stitched piece and the second board to use as a hanger. (Dotty fabric).

Glue each board on top of the other and place a weighted object on top and leave for a few hours or preferably overnight.

Now we are ready for the nice part, adding the trims.

Boo Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern featuring two pumpkins with the letter B in front to spell Boo! A little ghost, a spider and two bats flying overhead.

The Final Part


Cut a piece of matching cord 1/8″ wide (2mm) or make your own from the DMC thread. There is a tutorial on my finishing blog showing how to make the cord here.

Cut a piece of cord just long enough to go around the edge, start glueing at the centre top with a pin sized line all around the edge and gently glue the cord in place, finishing at the centre top.

The ribbon will cover any joins but I usually tuck it inside where the boards meet.

Make a pretty bow, stitch the pumpkin ornament onto the ribbon and glue the bow into position.

I stitched my pumpkin on afterwards but it was fiddly!

The little pumpkin ornaments are available in my Etsy shop here.

Halloween pumpkin charm

Perhaps you would like to stitch the Boo Spooky Ghost freebie onto a smaller count fabric and create a scissor fob with beads?

You can find my free tutorial here. The pattern for the scissor fob is an old Just Nan pattern, I don’t think it is available anymore.

Beaded cross stitched scissor fob with Spooky green frog, a pumpkin , a ghost and a spider.

More free cross stitch patterns for Halloween

I have another free mini cat pattern for Halloween here this is not a pdf pattern but just right click on the image and save to your computer, hopefully it should be clear enough to read.

The pdf will be updated eventually.

Here is a large Boo Halloween pattern in my Etsy shop

Boo cross stitch pattern for halloween featuring  a black cat, pumpkins and spiders.

Free Spooky Boo Halloween Pattern is available here to download…

Edited: There is now another free pattern here for Halloween and some new thread holders to download.

I hope you enjoy making the Spooky Ghost Pattern, until next time…

Happy Stitching!




  1. Anne Marie
    July 27, 2020 / 2:23 am

    This is a great design – love it – I was not sure how to do the mount boards. Thanks – now I know! One is never too old to learn. You are the best!!

    • lynnb
      July 27, 2020 / 8:50 am

      Hi Anne Marie,
      Glad you love the design, it was fun to make.

  2. Shelley
    July 27, 2020 / 5:11 am

    Thank you for the cute pattern and the finishing tutorial.

    • lynnb
      July 27, 2020 / 8:48 am

      Hi Shelley,
      You are welcome!

  3. Marilyn
    July 27, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    It’s very cute, thank you!

    • lynnb
      July 29, 2020 / 1:55 pm

      Hi Marilyn,
      Glad you like it!

  4. Trijntje
    July 28, 2020 / 4:59 pm

    Love your designs and this one is lovely.
    Thank you for your freebeeand tutorial.
    Have a great day
    Greetings, Trijntje Huppel

    • lynnb
      July 29, 2020 / 1:56 pm

      Hi Trijntje,
      Glad you found it helpful!

  5. Joann Goldbard
    July 29, 2020 / 4:44 am

    Hi! Love your little boo pattern but for some reason, I’m not able to download the pattern. Any suggestions? Have had no trouble with the mini cat patterns, but this one is not cooperating. Help please, Joann

    • lynnb
      July 29, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Hi Joann,
      Glad you love the Boo pattern, did you scroll to the bottom of the post and click the download link at the bottom? I have tested it this morning and it works at this end?

  6. August 17, 2020 / 5:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing another adorable design AND the great instructions!
    The Halloween Boo is sweet too.

    • lynnb
      August 25, 2020 / 4:27 pm

      Thankyou Astrid,
      Glad you love the Halloween Boo pattern, I am currently designing more in the series, they should be on my website over the next few days.

      Best wishes