The Stitch Vault
Alternating Scotch Stitch is made up of Scotch Stitches and Reverse Scotch Stitches. It is a great example of how you can use simpler stitches arranged into a pattern to create something more ornate.
The Rice Stitch is another great square stitch. It makes a beautiful border on a canvas.
Horizontal Elongated Smyrna is a cousin to the regular Smyrna Cross Stitch.
Reversed or "Alternating" Mosaic Stitch is made up of smaller mosaic stitches, some of which have been reversed in the canvas. The way the stitch is organized gives way to a larger pattern when stitched in the canvas.
Cashmere Stitch- Vertical is made up of tent stitches and diagonal stitches over two. This stitch makes an upright rectangle in the canvas.
Any time you hear the term Rhodes Stitch it should be a clue that you will be layering stitches.
This stitch is great for architectural areas on the canvas like buildings and sidewalks.
Mosaic Stitches are great stitches for any square area on your canvas that is two canvas threads by two canvas threads.
Reverse Mosaic Stitches are great stitches for any square area on your canvas that is two canvas threads by two canvas threads.
Tied Scotch Stitch is a great variation on a regular Scotch Stitch. It can be used for borders or any 3 x 3 canvas thread square.