Spring Watering Can

By  Alice Okon  for  DMC Corp.

size of finished piece: 4"x5-3/4"; stitch count 56 w x 81 h

  • Spring Watering Can


  • DMC 14-count Antique White Aida
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread: Light Green (6070)


  • DMC tapestry needles: 26, 18
  • DMC embroidery scissors

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Spring Watering Can

  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric.
  • 2. Following diagram on chart, insert #18 tapestry needle into fabric holes where Memory Thread will enter where thread will be applied. Carefully wiggle needle to enlarge holes.
  • 3. Working with one swirl at a time, insert end of Memory Thread into hole from face side of design. Insert 1/4" of thread and bend end so thread lies upon back of fabric. Secure thread end on back with one strand floss. Clip thread ends on back.
  • 4. Form each swirl and couch in place with one strand floss. Clip Memory Thread ends and secure with couching stitch.