Bring the needle up through the lower left hole of the first square to be stitched.
Leave a tail of floss on the back.
Push the needle through the upper right hole.
A completed half cross stitch
Bring the needle up through the bottom right hole.
Catch the floss tail on the back of the fabric…
… to secure it.
Continue until you have the correct number of half stitches for your row.
Cut off the floss tail once it is anchored by several stitches.
Complete the stitches by returning across the row.
Move on to the next row of the same color.
When you’re finished with that color, anchor the floss by drawing it through several stitches on the back.
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Basic cross stitch i slideshow

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Brief tutorial for the beginning cross stitcher.

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  1. 1. Bring the needle up through the lower left hole of the first square to be stitched.
  2. 2. Leave a tail of floss on the back.
  3. 3. Push the needle through the upper right hole.
  4. 4. A completed half cross stitch
  5. 5. Bring the needle up through the bottom right hole.
  6. 6. Catch the floss tail on the back of the fabric…
  7. 7. … to secure it.
  8. 8. Continue until you have the correct number of half stitches for your row.
  9. 9. Cut off the floss tail once it is anchored by several stitches.
  10. 10. Complete the stitches by returning across the row.
  11. 11. Move on to the next row of the same color.
  12. 12. When you’re finished with that color, anchor the floss by drawing it through several stitches on the back.

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