Common Squid – Free Counted Cross-Stitch Pattern

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The European squid or common squid (Loligo vulgaris) is a large squid belonging to the family Loliginidae. It occurs abundantly in coastal waters from the North Sea to at least the west coast of Africa. This species lives from sea level to depths of 500 m (1,600 ft). Its mantle is up to 40 cm (16 in) long. The species is extensively exploited by commercial fisheries. European squid are predators on fishes and crustaceans. Cannibalism is common.

Photograph documents M. Moynihan’s observations of cephalopods (squid), November 1972. Source: Smithsonian Institution

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Common Squid

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The pattern is designed on 14 Count Aida Fabric size.

The higher the Aida fabric’s count (stitches per inches), the smaller the final pattern.

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No. indicates total number of stitches for each floss colour.

Length indicates how many skeins (one skein = one bundle of six-strand embroidery floss) you need for the design.

Strands indicate number of strands of the floss used for the design. Typically, you use two.

B/S value indicates backstitches.

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