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Today I completed the crossed buttonhole stitch sampler of the TAST 2012 challenge by SharonB.
1st part of the ssampler-

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The second part of the sampler-

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Rest of the details-
9. I worked a row of herringbone between two rows of crossed buttonhole stitches.

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10. first row is a combination of this stitch with up and down buttonhole stitch.
Three straight stitches are tied with crossed buttonhole stitches.

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11. Upright cross stitches are worked over the crossed buttonhole stitches.
Crossed buttonhole stitch is combined with chain stitch.

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12.Laced a perle cotton thread through the crosses.

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13. twisted chain stitches are worked over the crosses and pink beads are added in between the crosses.

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14. the three straight stitches worked below the crosses are embellished with pink glass beads.

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I enjoyed working on this sampler.

Still working on some variations of crossed buttonhole stitch from TAST challenge.
I tried slanting the cross stitch, but the row looks like crossed chain stitch.

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This row is inspired from this blog.

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Two rows crossed buttonhole stitch variation facing each other.

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Alternating the crossed buttonhole with normal buttonhole, the row is worked in zigzag pattern.
Detached chain stitches are combined crossed buttonhole stitch.

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The complete crossed buttonhole stitch sampler which was worked during the earlier TAST challenge.

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For this challenge, I have chosen to work the stitch in plain fabric. I am also thinking of combining other stitches with this stitch. The current sampler, which I am working on-
1.First a row of buttonhole stitch was worked in dark pink ,over which the crossed buttonhole stitch is worked in lighter pink

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2. the first row I worked double cross stitches with long tail below the crossed buttonhole stitches.
Detached chain stitches are worked over the crossed buttonhole stitches.

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I tried working the alternate crosses in V- shape[ not very successfully!] and three detached chains are worked inside them.
Fly stitches are worked over the crosses in this row.

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I tried working a pattern which goes up and down. Three crosses together and one buttonhole stitch in between them.

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Will post some more variations tomorrow.

This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is crossed buttonhole stitch. This stitch was part of the earlier TAST challenge. I had worked a stitch sampler, when it was rerun on stitchin fingers. But had not posted the sampler on my blog or flickr.
The details of the sampler-
I started with closed buttonhole stitch and a variation.

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First row crossed buttonhole stitch, acombination of closed buttonhole stitch and crossed buttonhole stitch, long and short version of crossed buttonhole stitch.

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In these rows, I tried crossing three buttonhole stitches instead of two and the last row of this stitch with varying crosses.

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A narrow and broad version of crosses.

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Another three variations of this stitch.

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Two versions of crossed buttonhole stitches facing each other.

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The two rows of crossed buttonhole stitch face away from each other.

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This can be a zigzag version of crossed buttonhole stitch or upright crossed buttonhole stitch.

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Four rows of crossed buttonhole stitch.

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With this row this sampler is complete.