Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch

The Criss Cross Hungarian needlepoint stitch is a variation of the Hungarian stitch, but where the main pattern is slanted and stitched in alternating directions, creating the criss-cross effect. The spaces in between are also filled with single cross stitches.

Stitch Details

Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below.

  • Start by doing the slanted hungarian stitches, which are worked with one short stitch, followed by a long one, and a short one again
  • Once you finish a row in one direction, you can start stitching the next row, in the opposite direction. In the video we are only doing a small patch, to exemplify
  • After finishing the main part of the stitch, you can fill in the empty spaces with the cross stitches (or half-cross stitches, as an easier option). These can be tricky to stitch, so be careful to not place any of the already-made stitches with your needle.
  •  A trick to help you find the hole, when you are stitching from the back part of the canvas, is to open the canvas through the front, using the needle.


Criss Cross Stitch Needlepoint Diagram How To


Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch Video Tutorial

Stitch Guides where Criss Cross Hungarian 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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