Tent stitch is a common stitch used in nearly any type of needlepoint. These stitches are produced when a single stitch is worked diagonally over a single intersection of the canvas.
In addition to the three basic types – Basketweave, Half Cross and Continental which are discussed in detail on the Basic Tent Stitch page, there are also several variations. Many of these these can be worked in more than one color.
The most popular tent stitch variations are…
Skipped Basketweave Stitch
This stitch is worked similarly to basic basketweave, but skipping a diagonal row in between each directional pass.
Alternating Basketweave Stitch
Reverse Alternating Tent Stitch