Directly next to this make a square of sixteen tent stitches (i.e. four by four).
Structure of stitch
Identifying Chequer stitch
This chequerboard stitch is made up of two alternating stitch blocks of tent and cushion stitch. The cushion stitch is made of seven diagonal stitches, covering a square of four by four canvas threads.
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.92
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.45
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004)
Sarah Whittle, The Needlecraft Stitch Directory (2012)