Diamond Eyelet Stitch x 4 for Needlepoint

The diamond eyelet stitch can be used in groups on needlepoint or needlework canvas, Aida cloth or linen.  Grouping four diamond eyelet stitches together delivers a stunning pattern.

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Needlepoint Diamond Eyelet Stitches: Method of Completion

  1. Just like with a single diamond eyelet stitch pattern, start from the outside in.  Come up at 1 and go down at 2, pulling the thread slightly to the left as you go down. 

  2. Work the stitches in a counter-clock direction, always coming up in an empty whole and going down towards the center, slightly pulling towards from where you come up.

  3. Use an awl or knitting needle to poke into the hole large enough for the yarn to pass through without splitting previously completed stitches. This will make the appearance of the holes more uniform.

  4. After completing the first diamond eyelet stitch pattern, proceed in a clock or counter-clockwise direction to form the second of the 4 stitch patterns.  Proceed till all four patterns are completed.

  5. When all four diamond eyelet patterns are completed, frame each diamond eyelet pattern with back stitches.  I used a different color on the chart to clearly indicate where back stitches are to be used.

Diamond Eyelet Stitch x 4 Characteristics:

Best suited for: Borders, backgrounds, geometric and flower patterns.

  • This pattern can be slow to work, especially in groups.  Careful attention must be paid to the direction of the stitches and pattern elements. Due to the number of stitches that must go through each hole a use of an awl or knitting needle might come in very handy. 

  • To reduce the tendency for snagging, do not travel over more than 4 canvas threads at a time.

  • To achieve a nice even distribution of stitches, tension is very important.  Stitches should be pulled slightly from the center towards the outside. 

  • Use different color and thickness of yarn or thread to vary texture and pattern impact or interest.

Other Needlepoint Stitches You Might Like To Explore:

Just click on any of the images below to see the stitches of your choice.

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