- Scotch stitch
- Diagonal satin blocks
This canvaswork stitch consists of five diagonal stitches combined to form a square block. Multiple blocks form a grid pattern.
The stitch is also widely known as Scotch stitch; hence the naming of some of its variations: condensed Scotch stitch and Scottish squares. Confusingly, both Reversed cushion stitch and Scottish squares are sometimes also known as cushion stitch.
Move one canvas thread along and make a stitch across two intersections; repeat across three intersections,
Structure of stitch
S. F. A. Caulfield, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.181
Letitia Higgin, RSN Handbook of Embroidery (1880)
Jennifer Campbell, Ann-Marie Bakewell, Guide to Embroidery Stitches (2004) , p.182