Crossed stitches are not always cross stitches! The following stitches are made up of crossed lines of stitching, but are far from the counted version familiar to anyone who cross stitches. Instead, these stitches can be used for bands and borders in counted or traditional embroidery projects.
Crossed stitches can be vertical, diagonal or horizontal, used in rows and bands, or individually as single elements in a design or as a filler. When working them on an evenweave fabric, space them by counting the threads. To use them on a plainweave fabric, they need to be carefully marked to provide even spacing.
For other types of embroidery stitches and stitch variations, visit the Embroidery Stitches page. If you’d like to try one of these stitches on a free pattern, visit out Free Patterns and Projects page and select your favorite technique. Then, download the pdf pattern and start your stitching!