Exotic Bird Series: Toucan

By  Mike Vickery  for  DMC Corporation

size: 7-1/2"x9-3/8"

  • Toucan
  • Closeup View of Toucan Picture
  • Toucan Head
  • Different View
  • Another Different View


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


  • Tapestry needle (DMC), #24

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Exotic Bird Series: Toucan

  • 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.