Patch Patterns: Ten Block Text and Letters

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.

Here you’ll find all my ten block text and letter patch patterns! For more information on how to sew them, please see my patch pattern tutorial page and my text patch miniseries.

Ten block patterns best suit flags with five or ten horizontal stripes, or any combination of thicker and thinner stripes that fit a ten-stripe base.

Header links will take you to posts demonstrating sewn examples (if available). Patterns are listed in alphabetical order by identity, followed by multi-identity and alphabet patterns. This page also includes all bonus and non-aromantic patterns.

Notes on Pattern Structure

Full coloured blocks indicate a full cross stitch. Letter outlines indicate backstitch.

Blocks divided on the diagonal, each half a different colour, indicate quarter stitches. Please see my first text tutorial and my pride month pride patch 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.

Please see my tutorial master page for information on stitching.

Abro Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Abro cross stitch patch pattern with the text abro in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the mint/light mint/white/light pink/pink pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in purple.

The five-stripe “abro” pattern fits a rectangle 34 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 37 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Ace Patch Pattern – 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).

Allo-Aro / Aro-Allo Patch Patterns – 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).

Apothi Patch Pattern – 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).

Aro Patch Pattern – Pixel, 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 32 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 35 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro Patch Pattern – 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-Ace Patch Pattern – 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 – 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).

Aroflux Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Aroflux cross stitch patch pattern with the text aroflux in lower-case lettering, striped in the colours of the pink/coral/lemon/light green/darker green aroflux pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in green.

The five-stripe “aroflux” pattern fits a rectangle 70 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 73 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Bi Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Bi cross stitch patch pattern with the text bi in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the pink/purple/blue bi pride flag, with a pastel background in the same colours. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in purple.

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

Bisexual Patch Pattern – Pixel, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text bisexual in upper-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the pink/purple/blue bisexual pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light pink.

The upper case bisexual pattern fits a rectangle 77 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 80 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Butch Patch Pattern – 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).

Cupio Patch Pattern – 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 a41 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Gay Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text gay in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/teal/green/yellow-green/yellow gay male/masc pride flag, with a dark blue-green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in green.

The lower case gay pattern fits a rectangle 32 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 35 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Greyro Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Greyromantic cross stitch patch pattern with the text greyro in lower-case lettering, striped in the colours of the light green/white/grey greyromantic pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in green.

The five-stripe “greyro” pattern fits a rectangle 62 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 65 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Lesbian Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text lesbian in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the navy/purple/pink/white/maroon lesbian flag, with a pale violet background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark maroon.

The lower case lesbian pattern fits a rectangle 66 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 69 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Lesbian Patch Pattern – Pixel, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text lesbian in upper-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the dark orange/orange/white/pink/dark pink lesbian flag, with a lavender background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark purple.

The upper case lesbian pattern fits a rectangle 66 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 69 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Lith Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

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

The five-stripe “lith” pattern fits a rectangle 30 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 33 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Pride Patch Patterns – Pixel, Lower Case

Five stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/pink/white/pink/blue transgender pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple.

Ten stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the pink/orange/light green/green/mint/light pink/coral/pink/purple/dark purple aroace flux pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple.

The five and ten stripe lower-case “pride” 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 14 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Pride Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Five stripe variant:

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

Ten stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/white/light violet/violet/green/light green/white/grey/black aspec pride flag, with a dark purple background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in white-green.

Apothi, demi, jump and spike variants:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the green/white/black/white/green apothiaromantic pride flag, with a light grey background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark green. An upright cross is laid over the letters R, I and D in black.
Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the white/green/light grey demiromantic pride flag, with a maroon background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light green. A black triangle is laid over the letter P.
Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the grass green/grey/white/light grey/green arojump pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey-green. A grass green and light green spike extend from the base and top of the I, meeting over the middle white stripe.
Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the light green/white/green arospike pride flag, with a dark green background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light pink. Pink spikes extend outward, covering the I, from the middle white stripe.

The five and ten stripe lower-case “pride” 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 14 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Queer Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text queer in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of dark orange/orange/white/pink/dark pink lesbian flag, with a purple background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in lavender.

The lower case queer pattern fits a rectangle 52 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 55 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Queer Patch Pattern – Pixel, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text queer in upper-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the teal/mint/white/light blue/blue gay man/male/masc flag, with a dark teal background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in grey-green.

The upper case queer pattern fits a rectangle 52 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 55 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Queer Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text queer in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/pink/white/pink/blue transgender pride flag, with a dark blue background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light pink.

The upper case queer 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).

Recip Patch Pattern – 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).

Trans Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text trans in lower-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/pink/white/pink/blue transgender flag, with a dark indigo background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light pink.

The lower case trans 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).

Trans Patch Pattern – Pixel, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text trans in upper-case pixel-art-style lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/pink/white/pink/blue transgender flag, with a maroon background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in dark blue.

The lower case trans pattern fits a rectangle 52 stitches wide and 14 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 55 x 17 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Letter Icon Patterns – Pixel, Lower and Upper Case

Two square cross stitch patterns with the letter "a" in lower-case and upper-case lettering. The lower-case design has a square border around it; the upper case has none. Both letters, and the border, are striped in the colours of the dark mint/light mint/white/light pink/dark pink abro flag, on a dark black-purple background. Both letters are outlined in violet.

The lower-case “a” pattern fits a square 20 stitches wide and 20 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 23 x 23 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

The upper-case “A” pattern fits a square 20 stitches wide and 19 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 23 x 22 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Letter Icon Patterns – Pixel, Lower Case

Two square cross stitch patterns with the letters "n" and "m" in lower-case lettering. Both designs have a black background, with the letter placed in the centre of the patch, surrounded by a striped frame. Both letters and the border, are striped in the colours of the alternate nebularomantic (maroon/pink/white/cyan/teal-blue) and alternate aromantic (dark green/light green/lemon/teal/dark teal) flags. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light blue (n) and light green (m).

The lower-case “n” and “m” patterns fit squares 20 stitches wide and 20 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 23 x 23 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

A breakdown of the letter patch design, showing how the inner letter can be swapped out with other lettes of the same size. First section shows the standard letter patch, with an a in aro-ace colours (navy/blue/white/yellow/orange) set on a black background, surrounded by a frame in matching colours. Second section shows the frame and background, with a 10 x 8 block space to fit the letter blocked out in peach. Third section shows the letters a, b, c, g, q and r blocked out in those same 10 x 8 peach blocks. flags. Pattern is set on a light grey grid.

Any of my 10 block letters from my complete lower-case alphabet (below) as well as my abro, allo-aro, aro and aro-ace text patterns (above) can be substituted inside this icon design.

Aro Alphabet Patterns – Pixel, Lower Case

An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the green/light green/white/yellow/gold pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey. Letters shown include lower-case a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, and j, with an uppercase I.
An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the green/light green/white/yellow/gold pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey. Letters shown include lower-case k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r and s.
An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the green/light green/white/yellow/gold pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey. Letters shown include lower-case t, u, v, w, x, y and z.

All letters save “I”, “M” and “W” fit inside a rectangle eight blocks wide and ten blocks high.

The letter “I” fits inside a rectangle three blocks wide and ten blocks high, while “M” and “W” fit inside a rectangle twelve blocks wide and ten wide.

Aro Alphabet Patterns – Pixel, Upper Case

An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the green/light green/white/yellow/gold pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light grey. Letters shown include upper-case A, B, D, E, F, G, H, P, Q and R.

All letters fit inside a rectangle eight blocks wide and ten blocks high.

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