Checkers

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Icon by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 9“ x 9.5“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 131 x 133

  • Stitched 2 over 2

Threads:

  • All DMC

About the design:

The butterfly in this design is called a checkered white (Pontia protodice). This small butterfly is found across most of the United States, but is more common in southern regions. Hosts for the caterpillars include plants of the Mustard family.

The flower is wooly verbena or hoary vervain (Verbena stricta), a common wildflower of the prairies, especially where they are over grazed, because cattle don’t like their taste. Native Americans dried the plant and treated stomachaches with the tea produced.

Released in 2015