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Cross Stitch Tips, Tools & Techniques*

Cross Stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn.  It starts with a simple X shaped stitch that is commonly embroidered with floss on an evenweave fabric.  The cross stitch is repeated numerous times to create a design.  Counted cross stitch designs are made by following a grid or chart where each square that contains a symbol represents 1 stitch.


​SIX BASIC STITCHES USED IN CROSS STITCH EMBROIDERY
NOTE:  Half stitches, quarter stitches and three-quarter stitches are commonly called fractional stitches because they are divisions of the cross stitch.  Fractional stitches are considered advanced stitches and are recommended for more experienced stitchers.

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