Chequer Stitch

The Chequer Needlepoint Stitch is a popular stitch that creates a checkered or checkerboard-like pattern. It's a simple and versatile stitch that can be used to fill large areas or create borders.

Stitch Details

Chequer Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below.

  • Start by making a tent stitch at the starting point
  • Then, parallel to the first stitch, make a sequence of stitches passing over two, three, and four canvas intersections
  • We will start decreasing the size of the stitches so we will continue with one that goes over three and then over two
  • To finish the square, we will make a last tent stitch
  • Next to this square we will make a new 4x4 square with tent stitches only, in total 16 tent stitches
  • In a row you must alternate between the two squares, keeping in mind that the first square must have the tent stitches square above, below, and on both sides and vice versa



Stitch Guides where Chequer Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.
If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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