Cardinal “Guest” Towel

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Bright and cheery, the flaming red feathers of a cardinal are breathtaking on a fresh blanket of winter snow. Stitch this beautiful cardinal towel to brighten your guests’ day and show them they are truly special.


  • White hand towel with 14-count Aida band
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss


  • Embroidery Needle

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • French Knots: 1 strand (wrapped two times)

Basic Supplies



size / stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 11-1/4”x2-1/2”; stitch count: 158 w x 35 h


1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on band.

3. Backstitch bird’s eye using 1 strand DMC 310 Black. Backstitch all other using DMC 801 Coffee Brown, Dk.

4. Stitch French Knot using 1 strand DMC 747 Sky Blue, Vy. Lt., wrapped two times.

by Pamela Kellogg

4 thoughts on “Cardinal “Guest” Towel

  1. The chart comes up extremely big and will not print to size needed on the computer. When at the library it shows it taking up the whole screen and not a printable view. I have the chart. Could you send me the pattern or make it smaller on the computer to print but readable

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