Stitch of the Month
February 1999: Smyrna Cross

by Beth Robertson

This stitch is also known as the Double Cross. It is a great stitch for small areas requiring a lot of texture. This stitch can be worked as a single motif or in rows. It also a great stitch for outlining an area. You can work the stitch all in one thread or use one thread for the Cross stitch and a second thread for the Upright Cross. It can also be worked in two different colors.

The Alternating Smyrna Cross is a great stitch for larger areas requiring a lot of texture.

Sample Stitched by Nancy Kirwin

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