The Basic Cross-Stitch
This is the first stitch to master when you take up cross stitch.
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On most linen and even-weave fabrics, work your stitches over two threads, as shown in the diagrams. For Aida cloth, each stitch fills one square. You also can work cross-stitches in the reverse direction. Just remember to embroider the stitches uniformly -- that is, always work the top half of the stitch in the same direction.