Five Basic Stitches Used in Cross Stitch Embroidery:Step two
Half stitches are the basis for the cross
stitch. Some designers use half stitches in patterns to soften
the look of a background or as shading.
To stitch a half stitch, bring the needle and floss up from
the back of the fabric at 1.
Carry the floss diagonally over the square.
Insert the needle in the upper right hand corner at 2.
Variation: Half stitches may also be stitched in the opposite
What You Need:
Short length of Floss
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