Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly cross stitch pattern was inspired by a Faunaverse photograph, taken in the wild. This gorgeous insect is one of the world’s most widespread butterflies and found in many parts of Australia. We just love it’s bold markings, distinct antenna, and big black eyes.
This awesome shot of the chequered swallowtail butterfly requires 25 DMC colours to cross stitch the texture and shape of the butterfly’s wings and thorax in vivid detail. We’ve removed the background for you, but suggest a wide landscape (light turquoise) with the foliage and flowers sitting on the right margin.
Faunaverse Wildlife is series of books created by field zoologist Alex Dudley and his wife Jane. Together Alex and Jane explore Australia’s wild places — photographing vulnerable species, writing cool poems, and educating the wider community on wildlife conservation and better landcare practices.
Alex is also a working zoologist and fauna survey consultant to Australian government departments, while Jane is a musician and writer. Check out more Faunaverse charts exclusive to Cross Stitch Patterns Online.
SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PROTECTION: Alex and Jane Dudley of Faunaverse Wildlife have dedicated their lives to conservation, land restoration, and the protection of Australia’s vulnerable species. 50% of the purchase price of this chart goes directly to Faunaverse to help them continue their important work.