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Petite Cross Stitches, Regular Cross Stitches

Cross Stitches "Over One" and "Over Two" Threads

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Definition: When stitching on evenweave fabric, stitchers often refer to stitching "over two" threads. This means that stitches are placed over two threads in the weave of the fabric.

This term may also be used in indicate to stitch over two squares of Aida fabric instead of stitching over one square.

Stitching "over one" on linen creates tiny cross stitches also known as petite cross stitches.

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