Punch Needle Embroidery Patterns and Projects

Join in the fun of punch needle embroidery!  This age-old art continues its popularity with new and modern punch needle patterns and kits.

What is punch needle embroidery?

Punch needle embroidery differs from traditional embroidery in that a special needle is used to punch the yarn through the fabric then back up again, forming lovely textured loops.

To learn more about how to punch needle embroidery, visit our page full of articles with tutorials. Take a look at our thorough supply lists and kits, which will give you all of the information on necessary materials.Punch Needle Embroidery Sample

Who will enjoy punch needle embroidery?

This page is for those needle workers who enjoy punch embroidery and are looking for free punch needle patterns. The patterns range in difficulty, so even beginners will find a project to work on.

Punch needle embroidery is fun for any crafter, and those who enjoy traditional embroidery, cross stitch, and needlepoint will love to expand their skill set with this craft.

There are so many wonderful free punch needle patterns below.  Scroll down to check them out.  Some patterns for punch needle embroidery include:

  • Christmas theme: Holly leaves, snowmen, Christmas tree, snowflake, ornaments, and many more
  • Weather theme: rainbow, rain cloud, sun, moon and many more
  • Fruit theme: cherries, orange, apple, watermelon
  • Animal theme: giraffe, panda, bear, flamingo, tiger
  • Flower theme: spring and summer punch needle embroidery patterns
  • Geometric patterns: shapes and mosaics 
  • Miscellaneous: doll, lady, and quilt block patterns

Along with the free punch needle patterns themes, there are also many complete projects to make.  You might be very interested in the projects like the Christmas wreath, pillow, coasters, pillow cases, wall hangings, and pouches below.

Our punch needle Pinterest Board is a great page to find more information and even tutorials on punch needle embroidery!

Scroll down to see the many free punch needle embroidery patterns and projects.  You won't be disappointed!

Punch Needle Embroidery Patterns and Projects

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Choose from dozens of inspiring, free punch needle patterns designed by talented artists. Browse to find the design of your dreams! Affiliate Link to DMC

"Joy" Punch Needle Pillow

"Joy" Punch Needle Pillow

With this tutorial make a holiday embroidery punch needle pillow that spells out the word “joy.” A Beautiful Mess

4 Free Punch Needle Designs

Just click on the title and you will be able to download the free pdf for a deer, fox, doll and lady face punch needle pattern. Tamara's Joy

Christmas Punch Needle Patterns

Christmas Punch Needle Patterns

Marching North has three free punch needle Christmas patterns for you to try, plus video tutorials showing how to put them together. Marching North

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths are always a festive holiday decor. This year why not make a punch needle Christmas wreath with this free pattern and tutorial? Chicken Scratch NY


Add a striking pop of color to your room with these vibrant, easy-to-make punch needle coasters. Hobby Craft

Farmhouse Inspired Punch Needle Pillow Case

Farmhouse Inspired Punch Needle Pillow Case

Learn how to make this farmhouse-inspired punch needle pillow with a removable cover in this step-by-step tutorial! Marching North

Flower Burst

The Flower Burst Punch Needle Pattern is this mandala-inspired punch needle pattern. Get the free pattern here. Moogly Blog

Flowers with Vase

Here is a free printable pattern and also instructions for making a punch needle project. Wonderfil

Fly Away Quilt Block Punch Needle Tutorial

Here is a free tutorial on making a punch needle project that quilters will love. Susie Quilts

Four Punch Ornaments

These punch ornaments are a great way to get started with punch needlework using a basic holiday image that you can hang right on the tree - a snowman, tree, bird and star. Hearth and Vine

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Knot

A quick, little punch needle project. Kreink

Holiday Punch Needle Ornament

Projects on how to make punch needle ornaments. Cyberseams

Monstera Punch Needle Pattern

This pillow features abstract shapes and a Monstera leaf. Dream A Little Bigger

Mountain Punch Needle Pattern

This free abstract landscape punch needle project would make a fun and quick weekend project. Koekoek

Needle Punch Mug Rug Patterns

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Create one of these punch needle mug rugs to infuse your home office or living space with color using these free patterns. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Punch Needle Pouch

With this free tutorial, learn how to make a lined punch needle pouch. Perles And Co

Queen Bee Pattern

Queen Bee Pattern

Get in the Spring spirit with this free “Queen Bee” punch needle pattern and tutorial! Marching North

Rainbow Patch Pattern

Follow along to create your own adorable, fuzzy punch needle patches to adorn jean jackets, tote bags, and more. After making the rainbow, design some more yourself. Think. Make. Share.

Rainbow Wall Art

Rainbow Wall Art

Learn how to do punch needle embroidery with this free punch needle pattern. Sarah Maker

Santa Hat Punch Needle Ornament

Santa Hat Punch Needle Ornament

Make adorable Santa Hat Punch Needle Ornaments with this free pattern utilizing 2 loop lengths for texture. Chicken Scratch NY

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