Cardinal Guest Towel

By  Pamela Kellogg 

Bright and cheery, the flaming red feathers of a cardinal are breathtaking on a fresh blanket of winter snow. Stitch this beautiful cardinal towel to brighten your guests' day and show them they are truly special

  • Cardinal "Guest" Towel


  • White hand towel with 14-count Aida band
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss


  • Embroidery Needle

Basic Supplies

  • scissors

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Cardinal "Guest" Towel

  • Size/Stitch Count
  • 1. Approximate finished size: 11-1/4"x2-1/2"; Stitch count: 158 w x 35 h
  • Towel
  • 1. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 2. Stitch design centered on band.
  • 3. Backstitch bird's eye using 1 strand DMC 310 Black. Backstitch all other using DMC 801 Coffee Brown, Dk.
  • 4. Stitch French Knot using 1 strand DMC 747 Sky Blue, Vy. Lt., wrapped two times.