This week’s stitch on SharonB ’s TAST 2013 stitch challenge is chained cross stitch. I had worked this stitch sampler after the TAST 2010 [this was the 26th week’s stitch then] challenge. I did not post the details of this sampler on my blog. I ‘ll start with the details now.
This is the first part of the sampler worked .

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler1

31.79.26.chained cross st-sampler1

1.I started with individual chained cross stitches, moved to work this stitch in a continuous line.in the third row the chains are worked with different colour thread. Twisted chain stitches are worked over half crosses in the third row.

31.79.26.chcrosst-1

31.79.26.chcrosst-1

2. In the first row, half cross stitch was worked first and the chain stitches just go around the starting point of the next half stitch.[the chain stitches did not stay there, they just moved half way across the next stitch!]. In the second row the chain stitches are worked half the length of the cross stitch. Alternate chained cross stitches are worked in different colour in the third row. Wider version of the stitch is worked in the fourth row. Two colours are threaded together into the needle to work the fifth row. last row is chained cross stitch worked at different heights.

31.79.26.chcrossst-2

31.79.26.chcrossst-2

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