Cross and Straight

Structural Category

Composite

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

 

Comments

This composite stitch consists of a Cross stitch alternating with a Straight stitch done in one journey, right to left.

Diagrams

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Bring the needle up at A. Enter the fabric at B above and left of A. Bring the needle up at C to the right of B and above A.

Enter the fabric at D left of A and below B. Bring the needle up at E between B and D.

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To make the Straight stitch, enter the fabric at F left of E. Bring the needle up at G below F and left of D. G becomes A.

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 to the end of the row.

Diagram source: Venessa Harrold, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group