Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern – Ulysses

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An Australian icon, the blue Ulysses butterfly is native to Queensland and is easy to cross stitch in this very simple pattern. With just three DMC colours, it’s a budget friendly chart and embellishment can be added by purchasing the embroidery hoop tutorial to add colours on the frame.



The beautiful blue Papilio Ulysses butterfly is native to Australia and this modern butterfly cross stitch pattern captures its beauty perfectly for your wall! An ideal beginner cross stitch, its simple design is great for a quick DIY gift, as there are only three colours and the finished piece fits into a 6” hooped embroidery frame when stitched on 14 count Aida. If you collect insect cross stitch patterns or even just like bright hippy décor, you’ll be pleased to know that people all over Australia decorate their cars and houses with this iconic emblem, representative of the lush tropical rainforests of Queensland.

With minimal backstitch and no half stitches, the pattern is straightforward and can be stitched in a day or two. Please note this is a cross stitch pattern in PDF format only and no fabric, DMC floss or other materials are included in the listing. If you want the frame to look like the one in the photo, please purchase our popular frame wrapping tutorial separately, for complete step-by-step instructions in a full colour photo PDF.


Skill Level: Beginner
Fabric: 14 count Aida
Stitches: 54 x 54
Backstitches: Minimal
Half Stitches: None
Size: 3.86 x 3.86 inches or 9.80 x 9.80 cm
Colors: DMC x 3
Hoop Size: 6″
Use: 3 strands of thread for all cross stitch


  • Color photo of finished design
  • Pattern in black & white symbols with key
  • Pattern in colour symbols with key

You can use non-DMC stranded cottons such as Anchor in conjunction with the color symbol chart included, though you will need to pick the colors to match. Your instant digital download link will be available upon successful checkout and will also be emailed to you. To open the PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded for free online.

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1 review for Butterfly Cross Stitch Pattern – Ulysses

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connie Deans-Harding

    Easy peasy, very clear pattern.

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