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Popular Needlepoint Stitches for You to Learn

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Here you will find a list of the available Needlepoint Stitches, along with their Stitch Journal pages for you to print and enjoy. Scroll through the list to find the perfect stitch for your project!

1. Continental Tent Stitch

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The Continental Stitch is one of the most often used, and basic needlepoint stitches. It is a member of the "Tent Stitch" family of stitches worked diagonally over a single intersection.

2. Basketweave Tent Stitch

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The Basketweave Stitch is one of the most often used, and basic needlepoint stitches. It is a member of the "Tent Stitch" family of stitches worked diagonally over a single intersection, and does not warp the canvas when stitched.

3. Alternating Basketweave Stitch

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This stitch is the same as the standard Basketweave Stitch, with the exception of each alternating row worked in a different color.

4. Half Cross Tent Stitch

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The Half Cross Stitch is a member of the "Tent Stitch" family of stitches worked diagonally over a single intersection. However, this stitch should be used sparingly - in small areas - as it has a tendency to warp the canvas, and does not offer good thread coverage.

5. T-Stitch

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The T-stitch is an open, airy needlepoint stitch. It is used as a filling in areas where you would like the canvas to show through. Other terrific attributes of this stitch is that it is economical - you will use less thread to fill an area with this stitch than you would most other filling stitches - and that it workup quickly, saving you stitching time. It also looks great worked in specialty threads with glitter or metallic accents.

6. Nobuko Stitch

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This stitched is worked similarly to Continental, but alternating long and short stitch lengths. This is a popular filling stitch.

7. Double Alternating Nobuko Stitch

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The Double Alternating Nobuko Stitch is a textured filling stitched worked in alternating groups of two (2) long and short, diagonal stitches. It is worked in rows similar to the standard Nobuko Stitch, and can be worked in a single color, or multiple colors by row.

8. Diagonal Chevron Stitch

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The Diagonal Chevron Stitch is a bold, textured needlepoint stitch with defined diagonal banding. The stitch is worked in diagonal rows going in 2 directions. For added interest, each row can be worked in alternating colors or different colors altogether. When worked in corners, the stitch can be worked in different directions as well.

9. Tressed Stitch

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A highly textured filling stitch.

10. Woven Plait Stitch

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The Woven Plait Stitch is similar to the Tressed Stitch, and is a textured needlepoint stitch that resembles braiding.
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