Moorish Stitch

The Moorish Needlepoint Stitch is a decorative stitch that creates a textured, woven look, often resembling a series of interlocking squares or diamonds.

Stitch Details

Moorish Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 
  • To start make a tent stitch across one intersection of the canvas
  • Below and parallel to it make successive stitches over two, three, two, and then one intersection again
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to create a diagonal pattern
  • Then, make tent stitches adjacent to the squares, keep in mind that the adjacent stitches must be on the same canvas hole
  • There should be a total of 3 tent stitches horizontally and three vertically, you should continue alternating the direction

Stitch Guides where Moorish 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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