The fourth week stitch of the TAST Challenge by SharonB is Cretan. I had uploaded the pictures of my earlier sampler on my last post.
This time I thought of using this stitch on a specifically designed pattern for Cretan stitch. The patterns on this design are all filled with Cretan stitch and its variations, but I have also added other stitches and beads as embellishment.
1. This pattern is done in 3 parts-

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The centre is filled with Cretan-

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Pearl beads are added-

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2-these are filled with Cretan st in two different ways.

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Added herringbone st over one part of the design.

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3-heart shaped pattern filled with cretan stitch.

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Added a line of chain stitch over it.

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4- this is also another Cretan st filling.

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Added detached chain stitches and stem stitch.

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5-cretan stitch with one side stitched with buttonhole stitch.

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6- round shapes filled with Cretan stitch.

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Centre filled with Cretan st.

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Added pink beads.

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7-pattern filled with Cretan st in two threads.

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8- this is also filled with Cretan st in two colours.

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9-the two floral pattens are filled with Cretan st in different ways, the other pattern is worked with detached chain stitch waiting to be added with Cretan st.

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The completed pattern.

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10-these shapes are filled with cretan stitch.I just tried this stitch on different shapes.

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Added beads and sequins.

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11- filled with open Cretan st.

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Added bugle beads-

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12- another Cretan stitch filling on different shapes.

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13-again filled with Cretan stitch.

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14-the paisley pattern I had worked a closed cretan stitch inside and over that worked open Cretan st. the next pattern is worked with a line of chain stitch. and some gold beads.

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The completed sampler-

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Another view of the same-

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I never thought this stitch is so versatile , till I used it on this sample. learning new things everyday.

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