Patch Patterns: Twelve 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 twelve 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.

Twelve block patterns best suit flags with three, four, six or twelve horizontal stripes, or any combination of thicker and thinner stripes that fit a twelve-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.

Ace Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

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

The four stripe “ace” pattern fits a rectangle 35 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 38 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aego Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

First variant (no triangle, plain background):

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

Second variant (triangle, plain background):

Aego cross stitch patch pattern with the text aego in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/white/green aego flag, with a mint background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in black. A pixelated triangle, decreasing towards the centre, has been laid over the letters in reverse stripe order.

Third variant (triangle, filled-in background):

Aego cross stitch patch pattern with the text aego in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/white/green aego flag, with a mint background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in black. A pixelated triangle, decreasing towards the centre, has been laid over the letters and background in reverse stripe order.

The four-stripe “aego” patterns fit a rectangle 46 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 49 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Allo-Aro Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variant:

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

Six stripe variant:

Alloaro cross stitch patch pattern with the text alloaro in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the gold/yellow/navy/teal/light green/green oriented alloaro pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in pastel teal.

The four and six stripe “alloaro” patterns fit a rectangle 77 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 80 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Angled Patch Pattern – 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).

Aplatonic Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Aplatonic cross stitch patch pattern with the text apl 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 “apl” pattern fits a rectangle 35 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 38 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

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).

Apothi Patch Pattern – 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 Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variant:

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

Six stripe variant:

Aro cross stitch patch pattern with the text aro in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the teal/olive/green/ecru/red/maroon aro-spec pride flag, with a blue-green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in grey-pink.

The four and six stripe “aro” patterns fit a rectangle 35 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 38 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro-Ace Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Three stripe variant:

Aroace cross stitch patch pattern with the text aroace in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/blue/grey aroace pride flag, with a blue-grey background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in iron grey.

Four stripe variant:

Aroace cross stitch patch pattern with the text aroace in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the mint/white/purple/indigo aroace pride flag, with a green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in lavender.

Six stripe variant:

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

The three, four and six stripe “aroace” patterns fit 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).

Cupio Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

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

The four-stripe “cupio” pattern fits a rectangle 51 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 54 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Cupiro Patch Pattern – 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 “cupiro” 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).

Fray Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Frayromantic cross stitch patch pattern with the text fray in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/cyan/white/iron grey fray flag, with a light grey background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in navy.

The four-stripe “fray” pattern fits a rectangle 45 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 48 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Gay Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text gay in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the purple/pink/yellow/green sappho lesbian pride flag, with a very light purple background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in very dark green.

Six stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text gay in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple rainbow/LGBTQIA+/gay flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in white.

The upper case gay patterns fit a rectangle 35 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 38 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Greylith Patch Pattern – 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 four-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).

Lith Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

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

The three-stripe “lith” pattern fits a rectangle 40 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 43 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Oriented Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variant:

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.

Six stripe variant:

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).

Pan Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pan in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the pink/yellow/cyan pansexual pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in very pale blue.

The upper case pan pattern fits a rectangle 35 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 38 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

No Police at Pride Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text "no police" on the top line and "at pride" on the bottom. All text is in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple gay/queer/LGBTQIA+ rainbow pride flag, with a black background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in aqua. A small heart, striped in the colours of the blue/pink/white/pink/blue trans flag and outlined with darker pink, sits between the "at" and "pride".

The six-stripe “no police at pride” pattern fits a rectangle 87 stitches wide and 32 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 90 x 35 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Placio Patch Pattern – 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 – 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).

Poly Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

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

The four-stripe “poly” pattern fits a rectangle 45 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 48 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Pride Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Three stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of pink/yellow/cyan pansexual pride flag, with a black purple background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in lemon.

Four stripe variant:

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

Six stripe variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple gay/queer/LGBTQIA+ rainbow pride flag, with a dark blue-purple background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in aqua.

Aego, demi and intersex variants:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/white/green aegoromantic pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light violet. A triangle in reverse colours--green/white/grey/black--is overlaid across the text.
Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the dark grey/green/cyan/light grey demiquoi pride flag, with a dark teal background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light green. A sideways black triangle is laid over the P.
Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering in the yellow of the intersex pride flag, with a dark violet background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in lemon. A bright purple ring is laid over the I and the closest sides of the R and D.

The three, four and six stripe “pride” patterns fit a rectangle 51 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 54 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Reduced background variant:

Cross stitch patch pattern with the text pride in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple gay/queer/LGBTQIA+ rainbow pride flag, with a white background. Pattern is set on a grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in black.

The reduced background “pride” pattern fits a rectangle 47 stitches wide and 12 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 50 x 15 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Queer Patch Pattern – Block, Upper Case

Three stripe variant:

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

Four stripe variant:

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

Six stripe variant:

Queer cross stitch patch pattern with the text queer in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple rainboiw pride flag, with a violet-blue background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light teal.

The three, four and six stripe “queer” patterns fit a rectangle 57 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 60 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Quoi Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variant:

Quoiromantic cross stitch patch pattern with the text quoi in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/green/cyan/light grey quoiromantic flag, with a teal-blue background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in mint.

Six stripe variant:

Quoiroquoix cross stitch patch pattern with the text quoi in upper-case block lettering, striped in the colours of the black/grey/green/cyan/white/black quoiroquoix flag, with a teal-green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in mint.

The four and six stripe “quoi” patterns fit a rectangle 40 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 43 x 19 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/white/black recip flag, with a mint background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in maroon.

The four-stripe “recip” pattern fits a rectangle 51 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 54 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

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