If you are into a little more snark and a little less rainbows and teddy bears, you may find the world of snarky cross stitching right up your ally.

While there are many more out there, I have put together a list of my 17 favourites from around the globe that I follow personally and have purchased from in the past.


If you are into a little more snark and a little less rainbows and teddy bears, you may find the world of snarky cross stitching right up your ally. Here are 17 of the best snarky cross stitch designers from around the wrold

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Subversive Cross Stitch

The OG of snarky cross stitch, Subversive Cross Stitch, Julie Jackson started creating snarky and subversive cross stitches way back in 2003 and is still going strong.

There are tonnes of patterns on the website as well as a few freebies sprinkled throughout.

Subversive Cross Stitch has been an inspiration for many cross stitch designers (including yours truly) around the world who want to create more than just teddies and Victorian samplers (not that there is anything wrong with that of course!)

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Steph X Stitch

Stephanie Rohr is the creator behind Steph X Stitch. A little sassy, a little cheeky and a little subversive, Steph X Stitch is a snarky crafters dream.

Her book, Feminist Cross Stitch has topped many a list and has made many a stitcher giggle as they create. With 180 patterns to choose from, there’s bound to be one for you too.

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Modern Cross Stitch Co

Modern Cross Stitch Co has a fun collection of stitches that are, well, modern.

From snarky to pop culture and in between, you can find a little something to whip up and display proudly.

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PRINT and DECOR

PRINT and DECOR has a huuuuge range of modern cross stitches. Over 200 in fact. Which is quite a lot.

Not only are there snarky and feminist cross stitches, you will find yourself a funky range of USA states, pop culture, mandala and nature inspired cross stitches.

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Stitchy Little Fox

Gabby Jerome of Stitchy Little Fox is another OG of the snarky cross stitch world, having been around since 2008.

From small and simple to larger and more intricate pieces, no matter your stitching ability (and with over 400 patterns to choose from), you are bound to find a stitch (or seven) to suit your tastes.

If you have ever searched “snarky cross stitch” on Pinterest, guaranteed you have already come across a few Stitchy Little Fox designs.

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Sassi Stitch Boutique

Sasssi Stitch Boutique is one of my absolute fave designers. Sassy, smart assy and fun to boot. What more could a gal ask for?

There are loads of kits and patterns to choose from simple and straight to the point to larger and more involved. Pick your poision!

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Rosie Roo Creations

Another designer I follow avidly. Not only for her creations, but also for the pop culture references she puts with each stitch on Instagram. So relatable.

Rosie has a variety of patterns and finished products for sale in her shop and I would definitely advise to give her a follow on Insta for daily inspo.

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Curious Twist

Fun, modern, sassy and snarky cross stitches are the name of the game over at Curious Twist.

Though I will be honest and literally cringed when I saw the one that said “moist” (who else does this too?). However, the “You’re not a mermaid, you’re a twat” one made me laugh out loud.

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Ivie Stitches

Ivie Stitches is a new find but a great find. She says what everyone is thinking with a little advice thrown in for good measure. Short, simple and straight to the point, this gal is sure to delight.

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CK Cross Stitch

CK Cross Stitch has several snarky patterns and kits in her store. From a good old fashioned,”fuck you” to the more elaborate entire spiel of sweary words in one hoop.

Fun and simple snark perfect for newbies and the more experienced stitcher alike.

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Snarky Art Company

The Snarky Art Company has you spoilt for choice when it comes to snark. Over 600 patterns in fact. Find yourself some new fonts, holiday cheers, cheeky fun, dark arts, insults and much, much more.

There are also fab deals on bundles of patterns. Choose your own 3, 5, 10, 13, 15 or 20 for special discounted prices. This will surely keep you stitching right up til Christmas. Grandma may not approve if you decide to make her a gift though…

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Solvem Probler Stitches

Another new find, Solvem Probler Stitches is a wee gem of a shop. My personal fave is the stitch that reads, “You have a smile that could light up a whole psych ward”. Also the, “Some people are like a bag of used nappies… self-absorbed and full of shit”

Brillant.

You won’t regret checking out Solvem Probler Stitches. Guaranteed.

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Smart Mouth Stitches

The name kinda gives away the game here. Smart Mouth Stitches has, well, smart mouthed cross stitch patterns for sale. While only a relatively small store, there are some gems to be found and you don’t even have to look very far for them. Winning.

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Love 4 Cross Stitch

“I’m blunt because God rolled me that way,” should give you a little taste of what Love 4 Cross Stitch is all about.

If you want to create your own snark, Love 4 Cross Stitch has a range of great fonts as well as her hilarious PDF patterns.

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KC Cross Stitch Co

Not only does KC Cross Stitch Co have lots of snarky cross stitch patterns for sale, if you are an “Office” fan, she has loads of those bad boys too as well as kits so you don’t have to hunt through your stash to see if you have enough 310 left to finish your stitch without running to the shop.

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Snarky Crafter

Snarky Crafter not only has snarky cross stitch patterns (well, let’s be honest, it would be weird if there wasn’t given that this is a snarky cross stitch pattern designer list), there are also loads of needle minders for sale.

What’s a needle minder I hear you ask? It is kind of like a babysitter for your needle so you don’t end up sitting on it when you leave it in the couch again.

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Dirty Cuss Stitch

Last but most certainly not least, one of my absolute faves, Dirty Cuss Stitch. (Makes heart eyes). With solid advice such as, “Be Gay. Do Crime” to motivational pieces such as, “Cancer, you picked the wrong motherfucker” and everything in between, you are bound to find something that tickles.

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Final Thoughts

There are loads of different snarky cross stitchers out there, this is just a small sample of my faves. You don’t always have to stitch butterflies and flowers.

Who are your favourite snarky cross stitchers? Leave a note in the comments so we can all check ’em out!

If you are into a little more snark and a little less rainbows and teddy bears, you may find the world of snarky cross stitching right up your ally. Here are 17 of the best snarky cross stitch designers from around the wrold
If you are into a little more snark and a little less rainbows and teddy bears, you may find the world of snarky cross stitching right up your ally. Here are 17 of the best snarky cross stitch designers from around the wrold
If you are into a little more snark and a little less rainbows and teddy bears, you may find the world of snarky cross stitching right up your ally. Here are 17 of the best snarky cross stitch designers from around the wrold

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