- Towel: Estate Diamond Weave Towel 16” x 24” – white by Charles Craft, 16 count
- Needle: Tapestry Hand Needles – Size 22
- Floss: Embroidery floss in the colors listed on the chart. Or choose your own colors.
- Hoop: Optional
- Pattern and Color Chart
Finding the Center
The center of the pattern is marked with a bright pink dot.
Threading the Needle
Find the color you need from the chart near the center to start, and cut an 18” piece.
Separate the strands so you have 2 for cross stitches.
Stitch from the center and work outward.
Since this pattern has unstitched areas instead of a background, any thread taken across an open area in the back will show through.
Notice that there are a few 3/4ths stitches around his overalls pocket.
Use one strand of floss to backstitch. Refer to the pattern chart and photo to see how to make each backstitch.
The bird’s eye is a French knot made with 1 thread.
With two strands of thread, I made a loose stitch across his waist.
Then I came up from one row down and slightly to the right, to catch the belt
Then went back down where I came up.
When your stitching is completely finished, if you have used an embroidery hoop or it has gotten dirty:
Hand wash in lukewarm water using a mild liquid soap.
Rinse in cold water.
Let it dry flat.