- Dutch cross stitch
Make a vertical stitch from bottom to top across four threads of the canvas.
Bring your needle up one thread down and across two to the left (this corresponds to 10 on a clockface).
Make a diagonal stitch across four threads and down two threads of the canvas (corresponding to 4 on a clockface).
Bring your needle up across four canvas threads to the left (8 on a clockface) and make a diagonal stitch across four threads and up two (2 on a clockface).
Structure of stitch
It is a raised, medium-sized stitch that is good for adding texture.
Identifying Dutch stitch
This crossed stitch is made up of an elongated cross stitch over a straight stitch.
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.106