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Simple Eyelet Stitch

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The eyelet stitch, similar in appearance to the Smyrna cross stitch, is composed of quarter stitches and straight stitches. This cross stitch variation is best stitched over two or more squares of Aida fabric.

See Also - Special Square Two

Smyrna Cross Stitch

© Connie G. Barwick
Smyrna Cross Stitch, a cross stitch variation that combines a regular cross stitch and an upright cross stitch, is one of the most common cross stitch variations used by designers.

Suggested Patterns

Underlined Cross Stitch

© Connie G. Barwick
The Underlined Cross Stitch looks best when stitched in rows or columns. See Also - Band Sampler Bookmark

Upright Cross Stitch

© Connie G. Barwick
You should probably stitch this one over two or more squares of Aida fabric. Upright cross stitch may be stitched individually, or added to regular cross stitch to form a Smyrna cross stitch.

Suggested Patterns:

Velvet Stitch

© Connie G. Barwick
A fun stitch that adds a little dimension to projects. May be clipped or left as is with the loop (I prefer the latter for Cross Stitch.)

See Also - Tiny Angel model

Zig-Zag Stitch

© Connie G. Barwick
This stitch is shaped like a little bow-tie. It forms a cross stitch with upright straight stitches on each side.

See Also - Zig-Zag Welcome pattern

Recognize the stitch, but know it by another name? Have a question about a tutorial?

If you have questions or comments about these cross stitch variations, email me and let me know.
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