25+ Funny Cross Stitches with Unexpectedly Modern Humor

Funny Cross Stitch

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Over the past few years, there's been a resurgence of interest in needlework. What was once associated with your grandmother's house is now marching into contemporary homes. Cross-stitch, one of the oldest forms of needlework, used to be thought of as exclusively for alphabet samplers or decorating doilies. However, we've run across some hilarious stitchers that are taking cues from pop culture, resulting in thoroughly modern pieces that might make grandma blush.

Whether inspired by memes, television, or politics, there's something about an elegant craft juxtaposed with sassy phrases that make us smile. Best of all, most have patterns available for download, which means you can get your stitch on and show your sense of humor at the same time.

This isn't your grandma's embroidery. Scroll down for funny cross stitch that'll make you laugh—then sew some of them yourself!


Sorry I'm Not Sorry Pattern


Careful or You'll End Up in My Novel


Thyme for That Completed Cross Stitch


No, I Will Not Fix Your Computer


Ummm Is Not an Answer

funny cross stitch humor

Photo: Steotch


Praise the Lard Pattern


Doge Pattern


Bad Hombre Pattern


Not Today Satan


Home is Where the Wine Is Pattern


Alexa Cross Stitch Pattern


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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