How to Stitch the Double Cross Stitch also known as the Smyrna Stitch (Plastic Canvas)

Double Cross Stitch or Smyrna Stitch

Learn how to stitch the double cross stitch on plastic canvas. This stitch is also known as the Smyrna Stitch

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The double cross stitch or Smyrna stitch is a textured stitch and is an excellent stitch to use as a filler on a project.

Watch this video for simple to understand instruction.


1. Stitch a standard cross stitch using an odd number of plastic canvas spaces.
2. Then stitch a upright cross stitch directly over it using the middle spaces at sides and top.


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