Stitch of the Month
July 1998: Bound Cross

by Beth Robertson

The Bound Cross Stitch is worked in squares over 4 canvas threads. It can be used as a single motif, as a border or in horizontal or vertical rows. Use this stitch in place of a Scotch stitch for greater texture. This stitch can be worked in a single color thread or two different colors, use one color for the first three stitches and a second color for the top three stitches. For a checkerboard effect alternate the colors of each stitch motif.

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