Cross Stitch – Step-by-step


Dreamer, today we will show you a step-by-step guide for making embroidery cross stitch. A hand stitch considered a craft activity.

Do you already know the cross-stitch technique?

In this post, we will tell you a little more about its history, and we will tell you step-by-step how to do it.

If you enjoy hand embroidery and want to start with cross-stitch embroidery, here we leave you this easy guide we made for you with two methods to create these stitches.

We hope you enjoy this publication and encourage you to start your new projects.

Cross stitch is a hand embroidery stitch considered a craft activity and recognized worldwide.

Let's know its origin

There are registers of clothing with cross-stitch decorations and designs in Egypt and Central Asia archaeological sites dating back to the time before Christ.


By 1500, the first patterns with floral, heraldic, and religious decorations with symbols such as crosses, chalices, and doves became known.

In those years, the fabrics used for embroidery were linen, silk, and wool.

Today, cross stitch is a very popular stitch in which a pattern is worked on a grid pattern and fabric, also known as a quadrille and an embroidery strip.


Now, publications detailing diagrams serve as a guide for this kind of embroidery.

Embroidery is easy, but it requires a lot of patience and concentration. 

The main characteristic of this type of embroidery is its impeccable appearance from the front and back.

Here is the essential step-by-step guide to creating this stitch.


You can practice them first on a grid fabric, and when you have mastered them, start to create your design with the grid fabric.

Simple stitch

Regardless of the design of your cross stitch project, the stitches are always the same; you need to have your pattern at hand and a suitable thread for embroidery.


Usually, two strands of thread in approx. 60 cm sections are used for embroidery.

Multiple stitches

Use this stitch for embroidery of several stitches of the same color. Embroidering in blocks of color until you have finished filling the figure with cross-stitch.


If you have never embroidered cross stitch before, we suggest you start with a small embroidery to practice.

We hope you enjoyed this post and that it encourages you to start your new project.

Write in the comments if you have done any embroidery with this technique, and don’t forget to visit our other categories in the Blog!

See you in the next post and… bye for now!

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