“Echidna Meets Blue-Tongue Pattern – Blackwork” is a replica of one of the illustrations in the book, Miss Echidna’s Dilemma.
This blackwork pattern contains many longer sttiches (for the spines) and some cross-stitch [for the eye] as well as the traditional blackwork of repeated patterns and running-stitch outlines. It could be completed on any even-weave fabric – the instructions give details for calculating the completed dimensions for various sizes in even-weave fabrics.
The pattern contains a graph, plus detailed, well-illustrated instructions for the stitching. It is suitable for an intermediate level of experience in cross-stitch and blackwork.