Chinese Cross Stitch

Chinese Cross Stitch

Chinese Cross Stitch is a great little stitch, not often seen, but works up into a very useful filling or border stitch. It looks great as a decorative surface stitch on even weave fabrics and is extremely simple to work. I have also found that this stitch can be scattered across and area in a freeform manner adding interest to an area without being too heavily textured. It is called a cross stitch but other than being a crossed stitch I don’t think it is related to what is commonly known as cross stitch.

How to work Chinese Cross Stitch

Chinese Cross Stitch is constructed over 6 vertical and 4 horizontal threads

Chinese Cross Stitch step 1Make a horizontal straight stitch over 6 threads of your fabric.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 2Work a vertical stitch over 4 threads as illustrated.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 3Complete the block  by working a second vertical stitch over 4 threads as illustrated.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 4The next block, is a half drop as illustrated. From the base of the last vertical stitch, work a horizontal straight stitch over 6 threads. This is the start of your next block.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 5Work a vertical stitch over 4 threads as illustrated.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 6Complete the block by working a second vertical stitch as illustrated.

Chinese Cross Stitch step 7After completing the second block move up so that your next block is inline with your first block and continue the pattern of stitching.

Chinese Cross Stitch completeI hope you enjoy Chinese Cross Stitch!

 

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10 Comments

    1. Not sure they are beyond beyond – sounds a bit extreme. I just thought that this year I would add some more stitches to the stitch dictionary and try and make it a bit interesting for people who have been reading me a long time. That said while I am away I won’t be writing tutorials but once I am back look for them again. I have a list!

      sharonb
  1. That is a very pretty stitch. I’m currently unpacking from what I hope will be my final move. I do have a designated sewing room now, but its just full of boxes etc.
    However I am looking forward to finding my embroidery and using that delightful little stitch.
    Thank-you for showing it. It is quite beautiful.

    Julia

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