2. Use sewing thread to baste a 3 x 3 1/2-inch rectangle in the bottom left corner of the place mat or napkin 2-inch in from the fringed edges. Use three plies of floss to work the stitches over one square of the fabric unless otherwise specified.
3. Beginning at the bottom left corner of the basted square, stitch a 2-by-2 cross-stitch square with Black-brown floss (DMC 3371). Stitch two rows of 2-by-2 squares along the bottom and left edges of the basted square with ten squares in each row.
4. Center and stitch the Hen chart in the basted square. Remove the basting thread and press the finished place mat or napkin from the back.
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