Stitch Glossary

Learn how to do all types of cross-stitch stitches with illustrations and videos.



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Algerian Eye Stitch

A tutorial showing you how to make the Algerian Eye Stitch, which is also known as the Algerian Eyelet Stitch or the Star Eyelet Stitch. Needlepointers.com

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Backstitch - How to outline a cross stitch design

This video tutorial is on how to outline a cross stitch design using the backstitch. It includes instructions and tips on backstitching. Needlepointers.com

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Basket Stitch - Video

A embroidery stitch tutorial on how to do the basket stitch. Needlepointers.com

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Chain Stitch (Video)

This video is on how to hand embroider a chain stitch. The chain stitch is a series of loops joined together to form a chain. A Chain stitch is used as a decorative outline stitch. Needlepointers.com

Couching

This is an advanced cross stitch technique. About.com

Cross Stitch

Two methods for the cross stitch. Annie's Attic

Cross Stitch - Long Armed Cross Stitch

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Cross Stitch A Row

This video by Needlepointers.com will show and explain how to cross stitch a row. To do this, you normally stitch the rows horizontally from left to right. But it can be stitched right to left. Learn how. Needlepointers.com

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Feather Stitch (Video)

How to do the feather stitch. This is a hand-embroidery decorative stitch which creates a vine or branch looking line. Needlepointers.com

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French Knot (Video)

A tutorial on how to do the French knot. Needlepointers.com

Half Cross-Stitch

Simply the first part of a cross-stitch which can be slanted in either direction. Annie's Attic

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Lazy Daisy Stitch (Video)

Learn how to do the lazy daisy stitch with this video. Needlepointers.com

Quarter Stitches

This partial stitch is uses to obtain rounded shapes in a design. Annie's Attic

Rice Stitch (Cross Stitching)

How to cross stitch, the rice stitch. Sharon b's in a minute ago

Satin Stitch

The satin stitch is used for filling in a design. Kreink

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Smyrna Stitch (Double Cross Stitch/Snowflack Stitch)

This video will show you how to do the Smyrna Stitch which is a textured stitch which can be used as a filler, as a border and in chicken scratch embroidery. This stitch is also called the double cross stitch or Snowflake stitch. Needlepointers.com

Spider Web Rose Stitch

A needlework stitch. Kreink

Stitch Instructions

Stitch instructions and diagram for cross stitch, backstitch, french knot, chain-stitch. XYZZX Creations

Straight Stitch (Stroke Stitch)

How to make a straight stitch in cross stitch designs. In A Minute Ago

Three-Quarter Cross-Stitch

Instructions and video on how to do the three-quarter cross stitch. Annie's Attic

Upright Cross Stitch

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