Cross-stitching is a really fun hobby in The Sims 4 Cottage Living. Your Sim can create really amazing cross-stitch pieces of art. They can use them as decorations, or gift them to other Sims. Your Sim can also sell cross-stitch pieces to earn some extra money from their hobby.
How do I unlock new cross-stitch patterns in Sims 4?
Practicing cross-stitching allows Sims to unlock additional cross-stitch patterns. As your Sim levels up their cross-stitching skills, they can learn new patterns. When their skill level is high enough (Level 5), they can also use photos to “Stitch from Reference”.
Talking about cross-stitching with other Sims will also give your Sim some inspiration to create new patterns. Running errands for the villagers will also unlock new patterns. Additionally, when you gift wild animals, they may sometimes give you new pattern ideas in return.
Use cheats to unlock cross-stitch patterns
Press the Ctrl, Shift, and C keys to enable the cheat console. Then, Shift-click on the cross-stitching box to unlock all patterns. You can now use all the cross-stitch patterns available in the game.
Cross-stitching skill levels and patterns in Sims 4
- Level 1: Simple patterns
- Level 2: Phrases and mascots
- Level 3: Nature
- Level 4: Sims, animals, and food
- Level 5: Stitch from Reference
|Level||Ability||Pattern||How to unlock pattern|
|Rainbow||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Shape||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Stick Figures||Level up cross-stitching skill|
Phrases & Mascots
|Darby||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Dogs Welcome, Sims Tolerated||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Into Fitness||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Keep Calm, Keep Swimming||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Larry the Lobster||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Laugh, Love, Get To Know||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Llama||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|You are More than Who You Were||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|When Opportunity Knocks, Open the Door||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Live Everyday Like it’s Taco Tuesday||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|This Took Forever||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Yamachan||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Blueberries and Raspberries||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Mushrooms||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Pumpkins||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Advanced Pumpkin||Run errands|
Sims & Animals, Food
|Chicken||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Fox||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Gnome||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Agnes Crumplebottom||Run errands for Agnes|
|Cheese||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Eggs and Milk||Level up cross-stitching skill|
|Beef Wellington||Run errands|
|Chocolate Pie||Run errands|
|Pumpkin Pie||Run errands|
|Yorkshire Pudding||Run errands|
|5||Stitch from Reference||Level up cross-stitching skill|
To unlock new cross-stitch patterns in Sims 4, level up your Sims’ skill by practicing cross-stitching. Running errands and gifting wild animals will also unlock additional patterns. But the quickest way to unlock all the cross-stitch patterns is to Shift click on the cross-stitching box with cheats enabled.
What’s your favorite cross-stitch pattern in Sims 4? Let me know in the comments below.