Cross-Stitched Iris Inspirational


  • DMC Charles Craft 14-count White Aida, 10”x12”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Kreinik Mfg.: Blending Filament, Braid #8


  • Tapestry needle, #24

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >one strand
  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands
  • French Knot: >one strand (wrapped two times)

Basic Supplies



Size/Stitch Count

  • 1. Approximate finished size: 5-1/2”x7”; stitch count: 76 w x 97 h


  • 1. To find center, fold cloth in half and in half again the opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 3. Stitch design centered on fabric. Where indicated, use one strand Kreinik 091 Star Yellow Braid #8. Use one strand embroidery floss and two strands Kreinik 032 Pearl Facets Blending Filament where indicated.
  • 4. Stitch French knots and backstitch with one strand DMC 3842 Wedgewood-DK, and flowers with one strand DMC 310 Black.


  • 1. Instead of using matte board to frame, substitute coordinating colored ribbon (as shown in photo).
by Lois Winston


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