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Interlocking Y’s (pattern)

‚ÄčA blackwork pattern made up of straight and diagonal stitches, giving a slightly more open structure where the individual shapes overlap. It is suitable for more architectural shapes.

Interlocking Y’s (pattern) is generously sponsored by Joyce Mackey

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques


  • Becky Hogg, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Blackwork (2010)
  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.143