- Waffle stitch
This large canvaswork stitch is made up of woven threads which result in a square with a raised central diamond.
Begin with a stitch from the bottom left-hand corner to the top right-hand corner across nine intersections of the canvas (1-2)
Then make a stitch from the bottom right-hand corner to the top left-hand corner (3-4)
Continue to follow the numbers on the stitch diagram - you will make eighteen stitches in total.
The final stitch (35-36), should be slipped under stitch 29-30 at the edge.
This stitch can be worked as a single motif or as part of a block of the same stitch.
Rachel Doyle, RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Canvaswork (2013) , p.72
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.116