Pride Patch Patterns: (Remade) Aro Text

Six digitally-created versions of cross stitch pride patches, arranged in two rows of three, against a background of a textured partially-translucent aromantic pride flag. Text between the two rows reads Aro Pride Patches in black type. Patches include a rectangular patch in aroflux zigzag stripes, an idemromantic heart, an aro flag text patch reading "aro", a square in quoiromantic stripes, an arrow design in allo-aro colours and a second arrow in nebularomantic colours.

In my days of chronic pain and familial interruption, I found patch patterns easiest to create. I started by sharing a handful of new and expanded/variant pattens with my Patreon supporters … and then, on a bit of a Photoshop roll, reworked some of my older patterns with needed letter-shape and template changes.

(I created my original lower-case “aro” pattern before a complete lower-case flag-stripe alphabet with standardised letter width. Inconsistencies between old pattern and new alphabet, though, make it difficult to use said pattern as a base for custom lower-case text. Time for an update!)

Due to pain limitations, I again offer a collection of cross stitch text patterns without stitched examples. Folks wishing to stitch the “abro”, “aro”, “alloaro” and “aroace” patterns can find finished examples on parts one and two of my text patch miniseries, but please expect slight differences from the updated designs.

All previous patterns are available at my new pattern gallery. Folks who need help with materials, stitching, finishing or attaching patches should check out my tutorial master page.

Notes on Pattern Structure

Full coloured blocks indicate a full cross stitch.

Letter outlines indicate backstitch.

Blocks divided on the diagonal by a line of backstitch, each half a different colour, indicate quarter stitches. Please see my first text tutorial for more information on backstitching outlines and placing quarter/fractional stitches.

Space for edging your patch is not shown in the patterns below. You’ll need to allow additional blocks for this when cutting your swatch, depending on how narrow or thick you like your edges.

Allo-Aro Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text alloaro in block lettering, striped in the colours of the dark green/light gren/white/yellow/gold allo-aro flag, on a purple background.
Cross stitch pattern with the text aroallo in block lettering, striped in the colours of the dark green/light gren/white/yellow/gold allo-aro flag, on a purple background.

The five-stripe “alloaro” and “aroallo” patterns fit a rectangle 60 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 63 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aplatonic Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Aplatonic cross stitch patch pattern with the text aplatonic in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the violet/blue/green/cream pride flag, with an indigo background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light green.

The four-stripe “aplatonic” pattern fits a rectangle 95 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 98 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

This is as long a word I think reasonable for a patch, best suited for satchels, tote bags and across the back of larger jackets/coats. If you need a little more flexibility in terms of placement, sew this on 18-count aida!

Apothi Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text apothi in block lettering, striped in the colours of the teal/aqua/cream/cream/aqua/teal flag. Text outlined in light purple against a mauve background.

The six stripe “apothi” pattern fits a rectangle 62 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 65 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text aro in block lettering, striped in the colours of the dark green/light gren/white/grey/black aromantic flag, on a yellow background.

The five-stripe “aro” pattern fits a rectangle 26 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 29 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Lower Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text aro in lower-case lettering, striped in the colours of the dark green/light green/white/grey/black aromantic flag. Letters are outlined in dark green against a maroon background.

The five-stripe “aro” pattern fits a rectangle 33 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 36 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro-Ace Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text aroace in block lettering, striped in the colours of the orange/yellow/white/blue/navy aroace flag, on a light blue-grey background.

The five-stripe “aroace” pattern fits a rectangle 50 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 53 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro-Apl Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text aroapl in block lettering, striped in the colours of the lime/green/blue/purple/dark grey aromantic aplatonic flag. Text outlined in dark green against a light mint background.

The five-stripe “aroapl” pattern fits a rectangle 50 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 53 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Ace Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text ace in block lettering, striped in the colours of the purple/grey/white/grey/purple greysexual/grey asexual flag, on a dark violet background.

The five-stripe “ace” pattern fits a rectangle 26 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 29 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Cupio Patch Pattern – 10 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text cupio in block lettering, striped in the colours of the peach/light peach/white/lavender/grey cupioromantic flag. Text outlined in light grey against a dark indigo background.

The five-stripe “cupio” pattern fits a rectangle 38 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 41 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Cupiro(flux) Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text cupiro in block lettering, striped in the colours of the grey/coral/white/lime cupiroflux flag. Text outlined in dark green against a green background.

The four-stripe “cupio” pattern fits a rectangle 62 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 65 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Greylith(romantic) Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text greylith in block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/white/grey/green greylithromantic flag. Text outlined in light green against a dark green background.

The six-stripe “greylith” pattern fits a rectangle 84 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 87 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Placio Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text placio in block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/white/grey/black flag. Text outlined in light grey against a blue background.

The four stripe “placio” pattern fits a rectangle 62 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 65 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Platoni Patch Pattern – 12 Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch pattern with the text platoni in block lettering, striped in the colours of the orange-tan/grey-blue/light grey/black navy platoniromantic flag. Text outlined in tan against a green background.

The four stripe “platoni” pattern fits a rectangle 71 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 74 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

That’s it for today! I am excited about my next patch project: “pride” text patches, perfect for Pride Month! Patterns for text to suit various (aromantic and non-aromantic) pride flags, along with photos of finished/example patches, will go up early June.

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