1. Print Flowered Cross Stitch Towel pattern.
  2. Fold Aida cloth insert of towel in half lengthwise and then in half crosswise to determine center and mark this point.
  3. To find center of chart, draw lines across chart, connecting opposite arrows. Begin stitching at this point so design will be centered.
  4. Use 18-in. lengths of floss. Longer strands tend to separate and fray. Separate the strands and thread the needle with two strands for all stitching. See pattern for stitch illustrations.
  5. Each square on chart equals one stitch worked over a set of fabric threads. Use colors indicated on color key to complete stitching.
  6. Do not knot floss on back of work. Instead leave a tail of floss on back of towel and hold it in place while working the first few stitches over it. To end a strand, run needle under a few neighboring stitches in back before cutting floss close to work.
  7. When stitching is complete, and only if necessary, gently wash stitched towel in lukewarm water. Press right side down on another terry towel to dry.

Finished Size: Design area of towel is 40 stitches high x 96 stitches wide and measures about 2-3/4 inches high x 7 inches wide.

Flowered Cross Stitch Towel designed by Carrie Bergherm.