The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)
The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)The Four F's (Fish, Fowl, Flowers, Flutterbys)













*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
J - Z

Jacquard Stitch

Kalem Stitch

Kelim Stitch

Kilim Stitch

Knitting Stitch

Knitting Stitch (Diagonal)

Knitting Stitch 
(Reverse Tvistom)

Knotted Stitch

Knotted Stitch (Single)

Ladder Stitch

Leaf Stitch

Leaf Stitch (Diagonal)

Leaf Stitch with Backstitch

Leviathan Stitch

Leviathan Stitch (Double)

Leviathan Stitch 
(Triple)

Long Armed Cross Stitch

Long Stitch

Long and Short Stitch

Loop Stitch

Mexican Cross Stitch

Milanese Stitch

Montenegrin Stitch

Moorish Stitch

Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic Stitch (Crossed)

Mound Stitch

Nobuko Stitch

Oblique Stitch

Oblique Stitch (Diagonal)

Oblique Stitch (Reverse)

Oblique Slav Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch with Backstitch

Oriental Stitch

Outline Stitch

Palestrina Stitch

Palace Pattern Stitch

Paris Stitch

Parisian Stitch

Pavillion Stitch

Perspective Stitch

Plait Stitch

Plait Stitch (Crossed)

Plait Stitch (Square)

Plaited Edge Stitch

Plaited Gobelin Stitch

Plaited Interlaced Stitch

Portuguese Cross Stitch

Portuguese Stem Stitch

Princess Pattern Stitch

Pyramid Stitch

Quick Point

Raised Stitch

Raised Cross Stitch

Ray Stitch

Ray Stitch (Expanded)

Renaissance Stitch

Rep Stitch

Reverse Bargello

Reversed Basketweave Stitch

Reversed Cross Stitch

Rhodes Stitch

Ribbed Wheels Stitch

Rice Stitch

Rice Stitch (Padded)

Rococco Stitch

Roman Stitch

Rope Stitch

Roumanian Stitch

Rug Binding Stitch

Rya Stitch

Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch
 (Alternating)

Satin Stitch
 (Padded)

Scotch Stitch

Scotch Stitch (Alternating)

Scotch Stitch (Condensed)

Scotch Stitch (Crossed)

Scotch Stitch (Woven)

Scottish Stitch

Sheaf Stitch

Shell Stitch

Single Knotted Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

Sorbello Stitch

Soumak Stitch

Spanish Stitch

Spider Web Stitch

Split Stitch

Sprats Head Stitch

Square Plait Stitch

Star Stitch

Star Stitch (Large)

Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch
 (Diagonal)

Stepped Sheaf Stitch

Surrey Stitch

Sutherland Pattern Stitch

Tapestry Stitch

Tent Stitch

Tent Stitch (Alternating)

Tent Stitch
 (Diagonal Mosaic)

Tie Stitch

Trame

Trammed Tent Stitch

Triangle Stitch

Tufting Stitch

Turkey Stitch

Tvistom Stitch

Two Sided Italian 
Cross Stitch

Upright Cross Stitch

Van Dyke Stitch

Velvet Stitch

Waffle Stitch

Wave Stitch (Closed)

Wave Stitch (Open)

Weaving Stitch

Web Stitch

Wheat Sheaf Stitch

Woven Band Stitch 

Woven Pattern 
Stitch


DARNING STITCH
Darning Stitch Diagram
Darning Stitch:
Working left to right, bring the needle up at A, move over 4 threads and bring the needle down at B. Move over 2 threads, bring the needle up at C. Move over 4 threads and bring the needle down at D. Move over 2 threads and bring the needle up at E. Now, we change direction... Working right to left, move right - over 2 threads and bring the needle down at D. Move over 4 threads, bring the needle up at C. Move over 2 threads and bring the needle down at B. Basically, we work the longer stitches from left to right and then return from right to left and work the shorter stitches.
To start the next row, begin where we left off at B. From B move down 1 thread and over (to the left) 4 threads. Bring the needle up at F. Move to the right over 4 threads and bring the needle down at G. Move over 2 threads, bring the needle up at H. Move over 4 threads and bring the needle down at I. Move over 2 threads, bring the needle up at J. Move to the left over 2 threads and bring the needle down at I. Move to the left over 4 threads, bring the needle up at H. Move over 2 threads and bring the needle down at G. Continue in this manner for any additional rows...
The Darning Stitch is very quick and easy to work. This stitch is worked horizontally. It can be used as a background stitch or for embellishment. Be sure to maintain an even 
 
tension as you change directions. This will help to avoid warping of your canvas. 
If you were to create a list of needlepoint stitches, I am sure you would be surprised to find that there are, literally, hundreds of stitches to choose from.
Many of these stitches, however, are known by more than one name. As you peruse the list, you will find that some of the stitches that at first seem unfamiliar actually resemble other more commonly used stitches. This is a common occurrence in the world of needlepoint. In fact, there are some needlepoint stitches that, although completely different, share the same name. Let us take a look at a few of these stitches. 

The 2,4,6,8 and Tie Stitch is commonly shortened to just the Tie Stitch. This can cause some confusion because there is another stitch called the Tie Stitch – an altogether different stitch. The 2,4,6,8 and Tie Stitch creates a "quilted" pattern when complete. It is worked by stitching a series of straight stitches over a specific number of canvas threads – 2 threads, 4 threads, 6 threads and 8 threads. The middle stitch, the 8-thread stitch, is anchored with a tie-down stitch. The second Tie Stitch that is often confused with the 2,4,6,8 and Tie Stitch consists of two straight stitches worked within the same canvas holes and tied down with one horizontal stitch. This stitch is often used for rug making. The pattern that the tie stitch creates closely resembles the French Stitch. To make matters even more confusing, the tie stitch is also known as the Double Stitch and the Paris Stitch.

Having mentioned the Paris Stitch, an alias of the Tie Stitch, I should point out that this name should not be confused with the Parisian Stitch. The Parisian Stitch consists of alternating long stitches and short stitches. It is a fairly simple stitch used for quickly filling large areas of canvas. At this point, you are probably wondering if the Parisian Stitch has an alias as well. The answer is, yes, the Parisian Stitch is also known as the Pavillion Stitch and closely resembles the Gobelin Filling Stitch.

Another excellent example of needlepoint stitches with confusing names would be the Scottish Stitch and the Scotch Stitches. Although these stitches closely resemble each other, they form distinctly different patterns. The Scottish Stitch is created by working squares of diagonal stitches and surrounding these squares with tent stitches. The Scotch Stitch, on the other hand, is created by working squares of diagonal stitches that are stitched directly into each other. There are no tent stitches to separate the squares that are formed. This creates a look similar to the Mosaic Stitch. There are numerous variations of the Scotch Stitch; the Condensed Scotch Stitch, the Alternating Scotch Stitch, the Woven Scotch Stitch and the Crossed Scotch Stitch. Each variation of the Scotch Stitch will produce a unique pattern with subtle differences.

The Aubusson stitch, a member of the diagonal stitch family, is also referred to as the Rep Stitch. It is similar to the aforementioned tent stitches, but must always be worked on Penelope (double) canvas. This is because the stitches use both the regular mesh holes along with the small spaces between the horizontal double threads. The Aubusson Stitch is most suited to small, detailed work, not as a background stitch.

Now, let us move on to the plaited stitches. There are a few variations of the plait stitch.  All of the plaited stitches are members of the cross stitch  family. The basic Plait Stitch is also called the Spanish Stitch. This stitch creates a woven, three-dimensional pattern by working small (only covering two threads), uneven cross stitches through each other. The square plait stitch is commonly referred to as the Woven Band Stitch. This is a much larger plaited stitch than the first Plait Stitch. Basically, this stitch consists of rows of diagonal stitches woven through each other. An interesting square pattern is created, making this an excellent choice for working corners. The Crossed Plait Stitch is the most complicated of the three stitches. It is generally referred to as the Mexican Cross Stitch. The Mexican Cross Stitch is an extremely large cross stitch (nine threads across and down), that creates a diamond pattern within a square. The extremely long cross stitches are woven through each other to create this exciting pattern. It may also be worked at an angle to create a square pattern within a diamond. The Mexican Cross Stitch is very similar to the Waffle Stitch. The difference between the two stitches exists in the size of the finished stitch. Although the Waffle Stitch may be rescaled to suit your needs, it is generally smaller than the Mexican Cross Stitch. There are other variations of the plaited stitches. I will not go into the details of each stitch, but they consist of; the Plaited Edge Stitch (aka Rug Binding Stitch), the Plaited Gobelin Stitch and the Plaited Interlaced Stitch (aka the Diagonal Interlaced Stitch).

As you can see, the list of needlepoint stitches that have pseudonyms is extensive. Just as many needlepoint stitches resemble each other, as well. This is just a small sample of the confusion that exists in needlepoint names and aliases. If you happen across a stitch that seems familiar to you, but whose name you do not recognize, remember…a stitch by any other name…is probably the same stitch! Happy stitchin'.
A Stitch By Any Other Name…

By: Carolyn McNeil
3/1/2008
Stitch-opedia

An encyclopedia of needlepoint Stitches...

Bookmark and Share

HOME

ABOUT US

CONTACT US!

SITE MAP

LINKS



*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
A - I

2,4,6,8 & Tie Stitch

Algerian Eye Stitch

Algerian Eye Daisy
 Stitch

Algerian Filling Stitch

Algerian Plait Stitch

Alternating Cross 
Stitch

Astrakhan Stitch

Aubusson Stitch

Back Stitch

Bargello Stitch

Basketweave Stitch

Bazaar Stitch

Binding Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Diagonal)

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Staggered)

Brazilian Stitch

Brick Stitch

Brighton Stitch

Bullion Knot

Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch (Detached)

Buttonhole Stitch (Double)

Buttonhole Stitch (Tailored)

Buttonhole Stitch (Whipped)

Buttonhole Wheel
 Stitch

Byzantine Stitch

Cable Stitch

Cashmere Stitch

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch
 (Braided Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Heavy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Interlaced Variation)

Chain Stitch (Lazy
 Daisy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Raised Variation)

Checker Stitch

Continental Stitch

Coral Knot Stitch

Couching Stitch

Couching Stitch (Buttonhole Variation)

Couching Stitch (Herringbone Variation)

Couching Stitch
 (Open Chain  Variation)

Cretan Stitch

Cretan Stitch 
(Diagonal Variation)

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch (Bound)

Cross Stitch (Diagonal)

Cross Stitch (Heavy)

Cross Stitch (Houndstooth)

Cross Stitch (Reinforced)

Cross Stitch
 (Reversed Double)

Cross Stitch
 (Staggered)

Cross Stitch (St.Andrew)

Cross Stitch
 (St.George)

Cross Stitch (Trame)

Cross Stitch (Triple)

Cross Stitch
 (Two-Sided)

Cross Stitch
 (Woven)

Cushion Stitch

Czar Stitch

Diagonal Stitch

Darning Stitch

Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch

Diagonal Interlaced Stitch

Diagonal Leaf Stitch

Diamond Stitch

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

Diaper Pattern Stitch

Double Cross Stitch

Double Knot Stitch

Double Star Stitch

Double Stitch

Double Straight
 Cross Stitch

Droit Stitch

Eastern Stitch

Economic Stitch

Egyptian Stitch

Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Eye Stitch

Eye Stitch with Backstitch

Fan Stitch

Fancy Stitch

Feather Stitch

Fern Stitch

Fishbone Stitch

Fishbone Stitch (Diagonal)

Flame Stitch

Flat Stitch

Flat Stitch (Crossed)

Florentine Stitch

Florentine Stitch (Split)

Fly Stitch (Closed)

French Knot

French Stitch

Ghiordes Knot

Gobelin Stitch

Gobelin Droit Stitch

Gobelin Filling Stitch

Gobelin Stitch 
(Trammed Upright)

Greek Stitch

Half Cross Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch (Double)

Herringbone Gone Wrong Stitch

Herringbone Stitch
 (Six Step)

Hobnail Stitch

Hungarian Stitch

Hungarian Diamond Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch (Diagonal)

Hungarian Point Stitch

Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Irish Stitch
BACK TO TOP

The Basics     Composite Stitches     Crossed Stitches     Diagonal Stitches     Looped Stitches     Straight Stitches
Home     About Us     Contact Us      Site Map     Article Archive     Links

Copyright 2006...Stitchopedia...All Rights Reserved