Cross-Stitched Iris Inspirational

By  Lois Winston 

Stitch a special message to beautify your home at Easter and all year long. The gorgeous colors and art deco-inspired design remind us of stained glass!


  • DMC Charles Craft 14-count White Aida, 10”x12”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Kreinik Mfg.: Blending Filament, Braid #8


  • Tapestry needle, #24

Basic Supplies

  • scissors

Stitch Types

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

Pattern - Cross-stitched Iris Inspirational

  • Size/Stitch Count
  • 1. Approximate finished size: 5-1/2"x7"; stitch count: 76 w x 97 h
  • Iris
  • 1. To find center, fold cloth in half and in half again the opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 3. Stitch design centered on fabric. Where indicated, use one strand Kreinik 091 Star Yellow Braid #8. Use one strand embroidery floss and two strands Kreinik 032 Pearl Facets Blending Filament where indicated.
  • 4. Stitch French knots and backstitch with one strand DMC 3842 Wedgewood-DK, and flowers with one strand DMC 310 Black.
  • Tip
  • 1. Instead of using matte board to frame, substitute coordinating colored ribbon (as shown in photo).