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Double linked cross stitch

  • Leviathan linked
  • Smyrna linked

‚ÄčA small raised stitch with a medium pattern repeat. Great texture and very brick like, but slow to work.

Double linked cross stitch is generously sponsored by Sandra Perkins



Make two cross stitches next to each other, each across two by two threads of the canvas. Make sure the top stitch of each runs from bottom left to top right.


Next make a vertical stitch across each.


Finally make one long horizontal stitch across both crosses (i.e. across four canvas threads) to complete the block.


Work the blocks in horizontal rows. The row beneath should start two canvas threads across to give the pattern a bricked look.

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

Identifying Double linked cross stitch

‚ÄčThis stitch is made of two crossed blocks, linked together. Each pair is worked together.


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.105