Take a Stitch Tuesday week 18

crossed buttonhole stitch sample

This week the stitch for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is  crossed buttonhole stitch. You can find directions for crossed buttonhole in my stitch dictionary.

crossed buttonhole stitch sample

When you first look at this stitch it looks a little mundane but there is lots you can do with it. You can stack it, work the stitch of a square and overlay it. There are numerous possibilities if you work it diagonally or extend one of the arms too!

sample of stitch

Once again the challenge is:

For new hands to learn the stitch


If you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner or combine this stitch with one of the stitches already covered in TAST 2012. If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new!

crossed buttonhole stitch sample


How to join in

Stitch a sample,  take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on Stitchin Fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can visit and see your sample.

crossed buttonhole stitch sample


Any special rules?

There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.

sample of crossed buttonhole stitch

Interesting work will be featured

Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment, you leave and I wont include it.

Further information

If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.

You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges –  Take a Stitch Tuesday category

Other groups and networks

You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. All these sub groups are set up at request of members.


Tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

55 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday week 18

  1. Hi Sharon,
    my earlier crossed buttonhole stitch sampler details are here-http://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast-2012/18-crossed-buttonhole-stitch2/
    thank you,

  2. Iris Lins says:

    I found this stitch cute for crazy quilt flower seams.
    See mine http://irispatchwork.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/tast-week-18.html

  3. My sample may be found at the above link

  4. Geez this is getting to be a pain, the link is:- http://www.stitchinfingers.ning.com/profile/NicolaThomson
    As the link isnt showing up in my comment I have no idea if its working…none at all :(

  5. Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, here is my weekly sample
    Thank you for the visit.

  6. ValerieL says:

    I really enjoyed doing this stitch. You can see what I have done here:


  7. Angela says:

    Thanks Sharon for continuing to host and instruct this! I appreciate learning the new stitches. This stitch was definitely new to me and I had a bit of a hard time ‘getting’ it. You can see my humble attempt at http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.ca/

  8. Ann says:

    Originally I tried to do the stitch on fabric. I found it easier to do on Aida cloth so the stitches looked a bit more uniform. The sampler is integrated into my embroidery journal. More information and pictures are here:


  9. Christina says:

    http://christinaroland.blogspot.com/2012/05/tast-week-18.html Due to lovely weather my efforts aren’t quite right. But a very nice and usable stitch this one.

  10. Luiz Vaz says:

    Hi Sharon & Friends, my first post for the week 18. Have a nice stitches!

  11. shirley says:

    Hi everyone, I have chosed ‘feathers’ to demonstrate the use of this stitch this week. There is also a work in progress


  12. Shami Immanuel says:

    Here is my post for this week’s challenge. Happy that I have learned a new stich this week.

  13. Claudia says:

    Here is my attempt on week 18 buttonhole stitch crossed: http://fabricfusion.blogspot.com/2012/05/tast-18-buttonhole-crossed-stitch.html
    Happy Stitching!

  14. Anna says:

    First time crossed buttonhole stitch for me… and I have made a little fish!

  15. May 4, 2012

    Nice stitch. I tried first time cross buttonhole stitch
    http://nalinihandwork.blogspot.com/2012/05/tast-week 18


  16. Karrin Hurd says:

    My sample is posted here:

  17. Marjolein says:

    It is not exactly a crossed buttonhole stitch with what I ende with. The result is interesting though.

  18. christine says:

    It was a nice stitch for a rainbow….

  19. Hi Sharon,
    I have posted this week’s stitch here on my blog-
    Thank you,

  20. Hello sharon,
    Found this stitch hard to get my head around !
    You can find my sample here……..
    chris richards

  21. Sue says:

    Here are my samples for TAST week 18 crossed buttonhole stitch. I hope you like them…


  22. Severine Allais says:

    This week I put a little sampler on my new blog:

  23. Hi Sharon, I have completed my crossed stitch sampler, the detaisl are here-http://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast-2012/18-crossed-buttonhole-stitch2/
    stitchchin fingers-http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/18-crossed-buttonholest2-sampler1?context=user
    Thank you,

  24. Isabelle says:


    this week, I was a bit lazzy and make just a little thing. Pauline makes her stitchs too.

  25. Hi Sharon,
    another week, another sample.
    I posted at my blog:
    and in the Flikr group:http://www.flickr.com/photos/carorose/7143946507/in/pool-56846286@N00



  26. SusieW says:

    I’ve completed and posted weeks 17 & 18 here http://www.flickr.com/photos/susie_w/ While sometimes having to stretch out my posting times, I am still very much enjoying the challenge and looking at embellished seams with a new eye. Thank you Sharon!

    • Sue says:

      I just saw your work on Pintangle TAST and your Flickr photo stream – I think your work is amazing and so lovely…. I’m not normally a fan of muted colours but your colours are beautiful and harmonious. I look forward to seeing your new work. I am new to all this – only started TAST last week but I’m loving it already

  27. Nalini Vasudevan says:

    I have given an incomplete link in the previous comment. Please check my correct link .

    thank u

  28. Maureen Bond says:

    I have posted my Crossed Buttonhole work at
    Some are from Tast 1 but there are new also.
    Thanks Sharon for sharing the link to the Antique Pattern Library. It’s fun using some of the patterns for Tast.

  29. Yuma Tatter says:

    This week’s stitch immediately brought to mind a crossed rail fence. You can see my stitching at:
    Each week’s stitching occupies a little more than a square inch on my year’s sampler. You can see the previous week’s stitching at

  30. Mariainez L. Ribeiro dos Santos says:
  31. Pippa says:

    Hi Sharon
    I have just finished crossed buttonhole



  32. Debbie says:

    Just finished before the start of week 19! Here is my sample of the Crossed Buttonhole Stitch:

  33. Annet says:

    I stitched my samplers for this week on Aida. I wrote about it here:
    And I shared how I made the woven crossed buttonhole stitch here:

  34. You can view my Crossed Buttonhole stitching at
    Hope you’ll all pop by and say Hello!

  35. Jenny says:

    I finally posted my crossed buttonhole samples on my blog.


    Nothing very inspiring but some random layered stitches and a nice border.

  36. Julie says:

    I have made another block for my TAST 2012 Attachments Quilt with the crossed buttonhole stitch. Guess what the attachments are?! Find out here:

  37. Dianne says:

    I have used the crossed buttonhole to couch down some fabric strips. I have shown it on Stitchin Fingers here: http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/wk-18-crossed-buttonhole-strata?xg_source=activity