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Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Having an “Oh @#$%, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow!” moment? If you happen to love a geek—specifically, of the wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey variety—you can breathe easy. I’ve got you covered with these Doctor Who-inspired cross-stitch valentines. (And, yes, if you’re quick, you can easily have one stitched in plenty of time for tomorrow’s festivities!)

Ready to get started? Here are three companion-approved projects to get your (multiple) hearts pumping:

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Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Looking for the perfect DIY card for that special Time Lord or Time Lady? Stitch up your own Doctor Who-inspired Time Lord cross-stitch valentine with my free downloadable pattern!

Or, if cards aren’t your thing, you can always frame it as a piece of wall art, or even stitch the whole thing on some fabric. Beyond Valentine’s Day, it’d also make a great geeky gift for a birthday, an anniversary, or just because!

Please note that the links provided below are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.

Supplies:
* Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF pattern (download and print)
* Embroidery Floss, red, dark blue, light blue, black, and silver
* Cardstock, white
* Blank Folded Notecard, dark gray
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

There’s also a TARDIS version here, and a Dalek version here!

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download and print my free Doctor Who-inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF pattern here! (Don’t print the image above—it’s just a sample, not the full pattern.)

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my Doctor Who-inspired Dalek cross-stitch valentine with free printable pattern!

There’s also a TARDIS version here.

Supplies:
* Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF
* Embroidery floss, gold, light brown, dark brown, black, blue, red, and silver
* Cardstock, gray and light yellow (or your favorite colors)
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

**Please note that the links provided above are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.**

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download my free Doctor Who-inspired Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF here!

See the full tutorial…

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for that special someone? Surprise your favorite, er, companion by stitching a quick Doctor Who-inspired valentine with my free printable pattern!

Supplies:
* TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine Template
* Embroidery floss in navy blue, light blue, red, black, and silver
* Card stock in gray and red
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Fabric scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

Ready to get stitching?

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

You can download a full PDF of the pattern here.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Print the pattern on gray card stock. Cut out the piece with the printed stitch pattern, then use your embroidery needle to punch the holes for the stitches.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 2
To keep the paper as flat as possible, use tape instead of knots to secure the floss to the back of the card.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making
Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 3
Using 2-ply embroidery floss, work your stitches in rows, stitching lines in one direction first, then working backwards to cross each stitch in the opposite direction. Complete all stitches in one color before moving on to the next color.

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making
Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Step 4
Print the second card piece on red card stock, then cut it out. Center the stitched paper on the unprinted side of the red piece, then glue it in place using white glue or dry adhesive.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all get to play a little doctor this year. ;)