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Diamond trellis (pattern)

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This blackwork pattern consists of small diamonds inside a vertical trellis.

This stitch is generously sponsored by Helen Miller and dedicated to Rhoda Miller, Helen’s paternal grandmother.



Work a line of horizontal back stitches across the design area: each stitch should be over four threads.


Leave a gap of four fabric threads and work additional horizontal lines.


Fill the design area with vertical back stitches over four threads.  Each stitch should sit over the centre of the initial horizontal thread to form a cross.


Alternate crosses should be surrounded by a diamond: work alternate straight and back stitches over two intersections.


Continue working vertically up and down to complete the pattern.

Diamond trellis (pattern)

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.154
  • Becky Hogg, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Blackwork (2010) , p.75