I have a new stitch to share from my 100 Stitches journey. This is the Long-legged Cross Stitch. It is also known as the Long-Armed Cross Stitch.
It is from the Canvas Embroidery Category so I stitched this on my canvas, rather than fabric.
For my floss, I am using a lovely lavender perle cotton - DMC no. 340.
This stitch is worked from left to right. The first step is to come up through the canvas:
Pull all the way through.
To make the first long "leg" you count several squares above and several squares to the right of the square that your floss first emerged from. There were no instructions as to how many to go over so I did five above and 10 to the right. Go into the canvas:
and emerge on the same row that your floss first emerged from:
Pull all the way through:
bring the needle around and go back into the canvas five squares to the left of and on the same row that the needle went into the canvas on the right end of the first stitch:
Emerge back at the same row the needle first emerged from:
Pull all the way through. Now go back into the canvas on the top row, five squares to the right of the end of the first stitch. Emerge at the bottom row of the first stitch:
and pull all the way through:
Bring the needle around and go into the canvas one square to the right of the first stitch:
Pull all the way through and that completes the second stitch. Just continue stitching this way
for as long a stitching line as needed.
This is a beautiful stitch, especially in a line of stitching.
The Long-legged Cross Stitch is number 86 on the 100 Stitches list.