Pride Patch Patterns: August 2021

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.

As I now post weekly pride patch patterns on Patreon, I thought non-subscribers may appreciate a monthly round-up!

Recip cross stitch patch pattern with the text recip in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red-pink/pink/mint/white/black recip flag, with a dark green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light mint.

Folks who need help with materials, stitching, finishing or attaching patches should check out my tutorial master page.

Previous patterns are available at my pattern gallery.

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 and my pride 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.

Angled Patch Pattern – Twelve Block, Upper Case

Angled cross stitch patch pattern with the text angled in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the gold/lemon/ecru/brown angled aro-ace flag, with a tan background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light tan.

The four-stripe “angled” pattern fits a rectangle 68 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 71 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Apothi Patch Pattern – Ten Block, Upper Case

Apothi cross stitch patch pattern with the text apothi in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the green/white/black/white/red with black cross apothiromantic flag, with an indigo background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey.

The five-stripe “apothi” pattern fits a rectangle 46 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 49 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Butch Patch Pattern – Ten Block, Upper Case

Butch cross stitch patch pattern with the text butch in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the purple/indigo/lemon/mint/cyan butch flag, with a pale blue-green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark indigo.

The five-stripe “butch” pattern fits a rectangle 42 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 45 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Oriented Patch Patterns – Twelve Block, Upper Case

Oriented cross stitch patch pattern with the text oriented in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the navy/grey-blue/white/aqua oriented aro-ace flag, with a lemon background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark aqua/teal.
Oriented cross stitch patch pattern with the text oriented in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the gold/yellow/navy/aqua/light green/green oriented allo-aro flag, with a light blue background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark navy.

The four and six-stripe “oriented” patterns fit 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).

Recip Patch Pattern – Ten Block, Upper Case

Recip cross stitch patch pattern with the text recip in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red-pink/pink/mint/white/black recip flag, with a dark green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light mint.

The five-stripe “recip” 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).

Aromantics can add “ro” to the end of the apothi and recip patterns, using this aro pattern as a base, to create “apothiro” and “recipro” (abbreviated versions of “apothiromantic” and “recipromantic”). Asexuals can add this ace pattern to make “apothi ace” and “recip ace”.

These aro-ace and allo-aro patterns can also be combined with both angled and oriented patterns.

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