Welcome to our FREE Needlepoint Stitch Library

Hi friends,

We are very excited to welcome you to our newest free needlepoint resource! An extensive Stitches Library where you will be able to find the perfect needlepoint stitch for your project in no time!

This new library has dedicated posts for 90+ needlepoint stitches, with all the key details about your favorite needlepoint stitch. Access it here.

How to Search for the perfect Needlepoint Stitch:

We've added smart filters that will help you find the perfect stitch in no time. They are organized by skill level, how much time they take to stitch, stitch structure and what they are recommended for! Here they are:


Stitch Structure/Type:
Recommended for:


Some definitions of Stitch Structures to help you select your needlepoint stitches:


  • Straight: stitches that are completely vertical or horizontal across the canvas intersections.
  • Diagonal: stitches that are worked diagonally across the canvas intersections.
  • Parallel: parallel, straight stitches worked closely together in the same direction.


  • Condensed Stitches: repeating pattern block where the end of one block overlaps with the start of the next.
  • Pattern: combination of stitches repeated at regular intervals to create a pattern.
  • Composite Stitches: made up of two or more different stitches.
  • Variation Stitches: slightly adjustment/variation of existing stitches. Variations can result by applying different heights or adding more empty holes between stitch elements.


  • Flat Stitch: it stays flat to the surface of the canvas.
  • Raised Stitch: oppositive to flat, where part of the stitch is raised from the surface of the canvas.
  • Crossed Stitch: when we have a part of the stitch that overlaps the next stitch, or when the stitch is created by overlapping flat stitches.
  • Chained: The thread forms a loop on the surface by taking the needle in and out of the canvas at the same point. The next stitch begins inside the previous loop.
  • Knotted: When a knot is created at the surface of the canvas, by creating a loop and then passing the thread through that loop.
  • Knitting: Stitches that resemble a knitting or woven pattern.


  • Openwork: stitches that in their pattern they have empty canvases intersections that are not stitched.
  • Solid-line: stitches that allows the creation of unbroken solid lines
  • Finishing Stitches: used mainly for needlepoint finishing purposes
  • Bargello: Stitches related with the needlepoint technique of Bargello.

Best Resources about Needlepoint Stitches

Below are also listed our top resources to complement your decorative stitches learning journey:


Happy Stitching!

Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet
Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet by Unwind Studio
Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet by Unwind Studio
Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet by Unwind Studio

Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet

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