8 Beautifully Bookish Cross Stitch Patterns

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

When I’m not reading, I’m doing cross stitch projects for reasons I don’t really understand, but that probably have something to do with all the Frank Sinatra I listen to. JOKES, I’m just crafty! But my favorite thing to do is combine the two activities by doing bookish projects (while listening to audiobooks- TRIPLE DIP). Fellow Rioter Kim already rounded-up 5 bookish cross stitch patterns (Read A F*cking Book is my favorite), and here are a few more you can buy yourself, for when you’re feeling needle-pointy:


Moby Dick!

moby dick cross stitch


cross stitch book mark

Fancy fancy! A bigger project for more advanced stitchers.

mcmillan cross stitch

Gatsby Daisy quote!

gatsby cross stitch

Gandalf cross stitch- also a big one, almost two feet high when finished!

gandalf cross stitch

Newly designed Penguin hardcover cross stitch! Put it on your bookshelf like a sneaky hobbitses.

classics cross stitch

Jane and the Prisoner of Woolhouse cover. This one’s also huge, and a bit obscure- it’s the cover of a a mystery starring Jane Austen as the main character. Super complicated fanfiction crafts FTW!

jane austen cross stitch

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bookish cross stitch