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21 Upright Cross Stitch
Easy and fun to stitch. Great for filling a larger area.
22 Vault Stitch
I tried two ways of working this striking stitch. With purple thread I worked so there are long stitches on the back, too. This eats up a lot of thread but makes a very sturdy stitch.
In the example in yellow, most of the thread is on the front. You save thread this way, but the result is not as compact, and it is easy to pull the thread too tight.
To avoid puckering and get a good solid filling stitch, I'd go for the purple method.
and, a note to self, DO use real canvas for Canvas work!
23 Whipped Running Stitch
So easy, it is child's play. A great stitch to use with fancy thread that only needs to be whipped over the running stitches and not penetrate the fabric.
24 X-Ray Stitch
Vary the length of the stitches and you get a variety of designs. It would be good for Christmassy things!
25 Y Stitch
This is a fun stitch to use for writing, or floating ghosts, or a bustle of people, or a packed disco dance floor, or if worked horizontally in orange, gold fish....
Make a seasonal Sunbonnet Sue and use only the five stitches above.
What stitch would be good on this grid, I wonder?