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




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Algerian Eye Stitch

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

Backstitch  - How to outline a cross stitch design

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

Basket Stitch - Video

Basket Stitch - Video

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

Chain Stitch (Video)

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

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



Feather Stitch (Video)

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

French Knot

How to make a french knot in four easy steps. Better Cross Stitch patterns

French Knot (Video)

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



Half Stitch

How to make a half stitch in cross stitching. Better Cross Stitch Patterns

Lazy Daisy Stitch (Video)

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

Quarter Stitch

How to make a quarter stitch in a cross stitch row. Better Cross Stitch Patterns



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

Smyrna Stitch (Double Cross Stitch/Snowflack Stitch)

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

Learn how to do a straight stitch on cross stitch patterns. Better Cross Stitch Patterns

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













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