The Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch is a textured filling stitched worked in rows of diagonal stitches, with each row facing the opposite direction. A second color of stitch is used in the resulting spaces between the rows. This is the perfect area to use a specialty thread such as a metallic, or to add a bead.
Also known as Hungarian Diamonds, the Hungarian Diamond Stitch is a needlepoint filling stitch that can be worked as a filling or in rows, and resembles rows of diamonds. The stitch can be worked in a single color as shown, or alternate the colors of each row for a visually striking effect.
The Corduroy Stitch is worked in vertical rows of 2 different widths, which gives you a pronounced striped effect in your needlepoint project. It can be worked in a single color, or 2 colors as shown here.