Cross-Stitched Frog Sign


  • Darice 14-count brown plastic canvas, 1/2 sheet
  • Brown paper
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Copper wire, 18-gauge, 36” length
  • Assorted beads, six


  • Tapestry needle, #26
  • Therm O Web Peelnstick Double-Sided Adhesive, 3-3/4”x5”

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >2 strands
  • Cross-stitch: >3 strands
  • French Knot: >2 or 3 strands (wrapped two times)

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, wire cutter


Size / Stitch Count

  • 1. Sign size: 4”x8-1/2”; stitch count: 50x62


  • 1. Print out cross-stitch chart and key. Use three strands floss to cross-stitch design centered on canvas. For French knots, use three strands DMC White for frog’s eyes, and two strands DMC 307 Lemon for fly’s eyes.
  • 2. For backstitch, use two strands for the following: DMC 310 Black for dashed lines, fly’s body and antennae, frog’s mouth and tongue; DMC 318 Steel Gray, Lt. for flower; DMC 414 Steel Gray, Dk. for bow tie, fly’s wings; DMC 890 Pistachio Green, Ultra Dk. for frog, flower stem, and leaf.
  • 3. Cut design to two squares beyond stitching on right/left sides, six squares beyond stitching on bottom, and five squares beyond stitching on top. For indents, cut out four squares from top and bottom edges, three squares in.
  • 4. Remove backing from adhesive sheet; apply to back of design. Press brown paper onto adhesive; trim paper and smooth edges.
  • 5. Cut wire length in half. Wrap one length around bottom indents; twist ends together and curl into spirals. Add beads to spirals. Wrap remaining wire length around top indents; twist ends together at center for hanger. Add beads and cut ends.
by Kathy Wirth


Cross-Stitched Frog Sign
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