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 and third variants (triangle, plain or filled background):

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-Ace / Ace-Allo Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

The four stripe “alloace” and “aceallo” 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).

Allo-Aro / Aro-Allo Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variants:

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” and “aroallo” 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 and six stripe variants:

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 / Ace-Aro Patch Patterns – Pixel, Lower Case

Four stripe variants:

Three and six stripe variants:

The four-stripe “aroace” and “acearo” patterns fit a rectangle 74 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 77 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Aro-Ace / Ace-Aro Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four stripe variants:

Three and six stripe variants:

The three, four and six stripe “aroace” and “acearo” 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 – Pixel, Lower Case

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

The four-stripe “cupio” pattern fits a rectangle 56 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 59 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).

Frayro Patch Pattern – Pixel, Lower Case

Frayromantic cross stitch patch pattern with the text frayro in lower-case pixel-style lettering, striped in the colours of the blue/cyan/white/grey fray pride flag, with a dark teal-blue background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light blue-grey.

The four-stripe “frayro” pattern fits a rectangle 74 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 77 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Gay Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four and six stripe variants:

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 and six stripe variants:

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

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 and four stripe variants:

Six and no stripe variants:

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 Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Three, four and six stripe variants:

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 Pattern – Pixel, Upper Case

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

The four stripe “quoi” pattern fits a rectangle 44 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 47 x 19 block swatch plus any excess (if used unmodified).

Quoi Patch Patterns – Block, Upper Case

Four and six stripe variants:

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 – Pixel, Lower Case

Recipromantic cross stitch patch pattern with the text recip in lower-case pixel-style lettering, striped in the colours of the red/pink/white/black recip pride flag, with a dark seafoam green background. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light seafoam green.

The four-stripe “recip” pattern fits a rectangle 56 stitches wide and 16 stitches high. Assuming a three stitch border, as for my other patches, this means you’ll want a 59 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).

Letter Icon Patterns – Pixel, Lower Case

The lower-case letter icon 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).

Any of my 12 block letters from my complete lower-case alphabet (below) 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 mint/white/purple/navy aro-ace pride flag. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple. Letters shown include lower-case a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h, with an uppercase I.
An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the mint/white/purple/navy aro-ace pride flag. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple. Letters shown include lower-case j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, and r.

All letters save “I”, “M” and “W” fit inside a rectangle ten blocks wide and twelve blocks high. The letter “I” fits inside a rectangle four blocks wide and twelve blocks high, while “M” and “W” fit inside a rectangle fourteen blocks wide and twelve high.

An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the mint/white/purple/navy aro-ace pride flag. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple. Letters shown include lower-case s, t, u, v, w, x, y and z.

To convert these patterns for three, six or twelve stripe flags, use this chart:

A cross stitch patch pattern for the letter "a" shown in four different horizontal pride-flag stripe variants: three, four, six and twelve stripes. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch. From left to right, smallest stripe count to largest: aro-ace (black/blue/lt grey), aplatonic (purple/blue/lime/cream), aro-spec (teal/olive/mint/ecru/red/maroon) and a-spec (black/grey/white/lt violet/medium violet/violet/green/medium green/lt green/white/grey/black).

Aro Alphabet Patterns – Pixel, Upper Case

An alphabet cross stitch patch pattern striped in the colours of the mint/white/purple/navy aro-ace pride flag. Pattern is set on a light grey grid. Letters are outlined, indicating backstitch, in light purple. Letters shown include upper-case A, B, D, E, F, G, H, P, Q, R, T and U.

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

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