The crossed diamond stitch for needlepoint or needlework is often used on canvas, Aida cloth or linen. Sometimes this stitch is referred to as crossed diamond canvas stitch.
For the crossed diamond stitch pattern, I often start with the center cross stitch (A-B and C-D) to mark the center of the pattern, being careful of the tension.
Working the stitches around the perimeter, come up in an empty hole at 1 and go down at 2 pulling slightly toward the hole you come up at.
Work the stitches in a counter-clock direction, always coming up in an empty whole and going down the center, slightly pulling towards the stitch where you come up.
Finally, frame the diamond pattern with back stitches. I used a different color on the chart to clearly indicate the progression of stitches.
Best suited for: Strong border patterns.
Ideal for borders and design elements for geometric or flower patterns scattered through your design.
Just click on any of the images below to see the stitches of your choice.