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How do you make a cross stitch?

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To make a cross stitch, thread the stitches from the left bottom hole to the right top hole in each square box of the fabric. Work in the same direction until a row is completed, and thread the stitches in the opposite direction to create "X"s with the stitches.

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To make a cross stitch, work from left to right and then from right to left in every horizontal row. To form the stitch, bring the needle to the front of the fabric at the starting point from the back. Note the square box of the fabric containing the starting point.

Now, push the need down the hole located at the top right of the box. This makes a right slanted stitch. Bring the needle again to the front of the fabric from the hole located directly below the top right hole. Repeat the steps to make more right slanted stitches until the row is completed.

Next, work on the same row from right to left. To do this, push the needle down into the hole at the top left of every square box. This makes left slanted stitches. Then, bring the needle up to the front of the fabric from the hole located directly below the top left hole. Repeat the steps to make more left-slanted stitches until the row is completed.

The right- and left-slanted stitches together form the "X"-shaped cross stitches.

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