Cardinal & Pink Poinsettia Ornament

By  Lois Winston  for  The DMC Corp.

size: 4-1/2"x4-1/2"; stitch count: 51 w x 50 h

  • Cardinal & Pink Poinsettia Ornament


  • White 14-count Aida Cloth, 7”x7”
  • Coordinating backing fabric, 6”x6”
  • 6-strand embroidery floss in colors listed on key
  • Coordinating braid, 1/4”, 1 yd.


  • Tapestry needle, #24
  • Double-sided adhesive mounting board, 4-1/4”x4-1/4”, two
  • Fiberfill stuffing, small amount
  • Sewing needle and matching thread

Pattern - Cardinal & Pink Poinsettia Ornament

  • 1. To find center of cloth, fold in half and in half again opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Use two strands floss to cross-stitch design centered on Aida cloth in colors listed on keycode. Use one strand Black floss to backstitch design.
  • 3. Mount stitching centered on one board. Trim cloth to 1/2" from board. Fold in corners, then sides, securing fabric to back of board. Repeat for backing fabric on remaining board.
  • 4. Glue front board to back board.
  • 5. Fold braid in half to form loop, Glue to top center of ornament and continue gluing cord around perimeter of ornament, overlapping ends at bottom center. Trim to desired length.