Pride Patch Patterns: August 2022

Text reading "pride patch patterns" against a grey grid background. The words pride and pattern are written in a black handdrawn/script font and outlined with white. The word patch is drawn pixel-style like a cross stitch pattern and filled in with the green/light green/white/grey/black stripes of the aromantic flag.

As I post weekly pride patch patterns on Patreon, here’s a monthly round-up for non-subscribers!

Cross stitch patch patterns for three heart patches. The left-hand patch, with fractional stitches to make an angled border, has four stripes in the colours of the asexual flag and is framed in a darker purple outline. The middle patch, in a pixel style with no fractional stitches, has five stripes in the colours of the allo-aro flag and is framed in a darker gold outline. The right-hand patch, with fractional stitches to make an angled border, has ten stripes in the colours of an a-spec flag and is framed in a green outline.

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.

Allo-Aro and Aro-Allo Patch Patterns – Ten Block, Lower Case

The five-stripe “alloaro” and “aroallo” patterns fit a rectangle 69 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 72 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified)

Apl-Aro-Ace Patch Pattern – Twelve Block, Upper Case

Pride cross stitch patch pattern with the text aplaroace in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/white/light green/medium blue/violet aplatonic aro-ace pride flag, with a dark green-teal background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light pink-purple.

The six-stripe “aplaroace” pattern fits a rectangle 101 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 104 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

This pattern is best stitched on 18-count aida. For more tips on stitching longer-word patches, please see my Pride Month Patch Pattern post.

Arospec Patch Pattern – Fourteen Block, Upper Case

Aro-Spec cross stitch patch pattern with the text Arospec in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the green/black/grey/white/grey/black/green aro-spec pride flag, with a violet background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light green.

The seven-stripe “arospec” pattern fits a rectangle 79 stitches wide and 18 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 82 x 21 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Heart Patch Pattern – Four, Five and Ten Stripe

Cross stitch patch patterns for three heart patches. The left-hand patch, with fractional stitches to make an angled border, has four stripes in the colours of the asexual flag and is framed in a darker purple outline. The middle patch, in a pixel style with no fractional stitches, has five stripes in the colours of the allo-aro flag and is framed in a darker gold outline. The right-hand patch, with fractional stitches to make an angled border, has ten stripes in the colours of an a-spec flag and is framed in a green outline.

The twenty-block heart patterns fit a rectangle 21 stitches wide and 20 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want an 24 x 23 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Because these patches are more easily sewn upside down, the patterns are oriented to match.

Zigzag Flag Patch Pattern – Eight Stripe

Two rectangular cross stitch pride flag patterns with zigzag stripes, striped in the colours of the black/light grey/cyan/turquoise/aqua/lime/white/black quoiro-quoix flag and black/brown/red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple Philly rainbow/queer/LGBTQIA+ flag. The quoiro-quoix flag patch has a simple wide stripe with no repetitions; the Phily flag patch has many narrow stripes repeated down the patch.

The eight-stripe zigzag flag patches fit a rectangle 25 stitches wide and 18 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want an 28 x 21 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

The left-hand variant uses a quoiromantic quoisexual (or quoiro-quoix) flag with a black stripe at the top and bottom of the flag. This results in the additional line of black where the top black line meets the repeated sections of the black bottom line (and the bottom black line meets the repeated sections of the top black line).

This effect will occur with any flag that uses the same colour for both its topmost and bottommost stripes.

The “alloaro” and “aroallo” patterns use letters from my five-stripe pixel alphabet and can serve as a base for creating other five and ten-stripe custom text patterns.

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