Exotic Bird Series - Parrot

stitch count: 119 w x 158 h; finished stitching size: 8-1/2”x11-1/4”


  • Bright Ideas 14-count Lemon Twist Aida (Charles Craft)
  • 6-strand embroidery floss in colors listed on chart

Stitch Types

Backstitch: : 1 strand
Cross-stitch: : 2 strands
French Knot: : 2 strands (wrapped 2 times)


  • Tapestry needle (DMC), #24


  • 1. Fold Aida cloth in half and in half again opposite way to find center. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Using two strands of floss to cross-stitch and one strand to backstitch design centered on fabric. Use two strands of floss to make French knots, wrapping floss around needle twice for each knot.

by Pamela Kellogg for Charles Craft

Pattern - Exotic Bird Series: Parrot


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