Insects & Flowers Tea Towels


  • Charles Craft White 14-count Aida Banded Huck Towel, 15”x25”, three
  • Six-strand embroidery floss


  • Tapestry needle, #24 (DMC)

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, contrasting thread


Size / Stitch Count

  • 1. Project size: 15”x25”. Design sizes: dragonfly, 11-1/8"x2-5/8"; bumblebee, 10-1/2"x2-1/2"; ladybug, 10"x2-1/2". Stitch counts: dragonfly, 125 w x 37 h; bumblebee, 148 w x 36 h; ladybug, 140 w x 36 h.

Tea Towels

  • 1. Print cross-stitch charts and key.
  • 2. To find center of Aida cloth, fold band in half and in half again opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 3. Use two strands of floss to cross-stitch and one strand of floss to backstitch design in colors listed on keycode.
by Pamela Kellogg for Charles Craft


Insects & Flowers Tea Towels
Insects & Flowers Tea Towels