Counted cross stitch pattern of a robin.
Voted Britain's favourite bird in 2015, the robin can be seen all over the country throughout the year. Well-known for their tameness, they have been beloved of gardeners for many generations.
Victorian postmen were nicknamed "redbreasts" because of the waistcoats they wore, so the little robin redbreast started to appear on Christmas cards delivering festive messages. Robins are still a very popular motif for Christmas cards and decorations.
Pattern file includes black and white symbol chart, colour symbol chart, symbol key and colour image of finished design for reference.
Also includes a reversed version of the pattern.
The second file includes basic instructions and stitching tips.
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(c) Karen Eley/The Hawthorn Tree 2018