Exotic Bird Series - Parrot

By  Pamela Kellogg  for  Charles Craft

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

  • Parrot
  • French Knots & Back Stitches
  • Key


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


  • Tapestry needle (DMC), #24

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Exotic Bird Series: Parrot

  • 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.