Great Dusky Swallow-tailed Butterfly cross stitch pattern
Great Dusky Swallow-tailed Butterfly cross stitch pattern

A striking Great Dusky Swallow-tailed Butterfly cross stitch pattern for you to love. This black and coral red Lepidoptera embroidery design will add a touch of nature to your home decor. Inspired by a Georgian era, George Shaw illustration of a Caudated brown butterfly.

What are the embroidery specifications?

This butterfly design has 12 floss colours using DMC stranded cotton. It is a small-sized pattern at 144 stitches wide and 78 stitches high (5,314 stitches in total). The finished cross stitch measures 26.1 x 14.2 cm (10.3 x 5.6 in) on 14-count Aida (does not include margins for framing).

Designed with specialty embroidery stitches, we recommend this pattern for intermediate cross-stitchers. It uses whole and three-quarter cross stitch and backstitch.

Want to use a different Aida count fabric?

  • 16-count = 22.9 x 12.7 cm (9 x 5 in)
  • 18-count = 20.4 x 11 cm (8 x 4.3 in)
  • 20-count = 18.6 x 10.2 cm (7.3 x 4 in)
  • 22-count = 16.6 x 8.9 cm (6.5 x 3.5 in)
  • 32-count = 11.5 x 6.4 cm (4.5 x 2.5 in)

What do you get?

You will get an instruction PDF and various chart types. Chart types include a symbols-on-colour, black and white, colour blocks and a no-backstitch chart. Multipage cross stitch charts, suitable for printing, are provided where applicable. Do you prefer reading the Great Dusky Swallow-tailed Butterfly chart off of a mobile device? You will also get single-page versions of each embroidery chart type.

As this pattern is an instant download, you can start stitching right away. This product is not a kit and does not include thread, floss, fabric or other materials.

Where can I buy this product online?


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Great Dusky Swallow-tailed Butterfly embroidery chart details

Stitch count:144 x 78 (5,314 total stitches)
Size:26.1 x 14.2 cm (10.3 x 5.6 inches) with 14 count Aida (not including margins)
Thread colours:12 DMC stranded cotton
Recommended skill level:Advanced beginner / Intermediate
Stitch types used:Backstitch, Three quarter (3/4) cross stitches, Whole cross stitches
Tags:George Shaw, Historical artwork
RRP:AUD $8.00 (price excludes GST/VAT)


Caudated brown butterfly or Great dusky Swallow-tailed butterfly illustration from The Naturalist's Miscellany (1789-1813) by George Shaw (1751-1813).

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