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31. Smyrna Cross Stitch

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This stitch has a single cross stitch topped by an upright cross stitch. Highly textured, this makes a pretty filling.

32. Rhodes Stitch

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This article provides instructions for working the basic Rhodes Stitch, along with 7 of its variations including heart, diamond, star, sheaf, round, pinwheel and more!

33. Double Straight Cross

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The an elongated, upright cross stitch is worked first, topped by a smaller standard cross stitch.

34. Rice Stitch

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This stitch utilizes a crossed stitch, with the 'arms' of the stitch topped with a diagonal stitch. The resilting stitch resembles grains of rice, hence its name.

35. Hungarian Stitch

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Vertical diamonds are worked in horizontal rosw to make this pretty filling.

36. Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch

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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.

37. Hungarian Diamonds - Diamond Hungarian Stitch

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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.

38. Corduroy Stitch

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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.

39. Woven Stitch

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Resembles a woven fabric and often used as a light filling.

40. Double Woven Stitch

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Similar to the Woven Stitch, but worked in alternating lengths.
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