Sunday, 24 January 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 158: Invented Stitch (Half Cross)

Here is the second version of Invented Stitch. It is basically worked in the same way as the cross version we learned last week, but the needle is inserted into different holes.

Make the Stem Stitch and come out on the same line as the first stitch, underneath the thread.

Go across and make the Buttonhole Stitch, one line down.

Pull the thread askew and anchor the needle under the first stitch line.

The result is a butterfly shaped half cross kind of stitch.
Individual or

worked in a line.
It's your choice.
Have fun!

These half crosses want to join their cousins on the three samplers.


  1. There are so many ways to do cross stitch. Lately I have been playing with raised cross stitch. So many ways to use it.

  2. Congratulations on the use of your stitch by Sharron but then it was a great stitch.

  3. I like the way this method flows!

  4. Oh, your stitches look so pretty on your sampler!

  5. Variations of this stitch are so creative. Thanks for sharing.


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