Double straight cross stitch
- Star stitch
Next, make a diagonal stitch across the centre of this cross, covering two canvas intersections from top left to bottom right.
Finally, make another diagonal stitch of the same length from bottom left to top right.
Work the crosses in horizontal rows. The next stitch to the right should join at the left-hand edge of the previous cross.
Structure of stitch
Identifying Double straight cross stitch
This stitch is made up of a large cross stitch held down by a smaller one.
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.105