Quarter and Three-Quarter Stitches

To obtain rounded shapes in a design, use quarter and three-quarter cross-stitches.

On linen and even-weave fabrics, a quarter cross-stitch extends from the corner to the center intersection of the threads. To make quarter cross-stitches on Aida cloth, estimate the center of the square.

A three-quarter cross-stitch combines a quarter cross-stitch with a half cross-stitch. Both stitches may slant in any direction.

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