Have you ever wondered what stitches to use for borders, backing or backgrounds? Box stitches might be the perfect solution.
Well, these 36 needlepoint box stitch diagrams, charted and worked on needlepoint canvas, might solve your problem. They are often used to enhance geometric patterns.
Many of them are snag proof with light texture. It is best to use a frame when stitching box stitches because they have a tendency to distort the canvas.
The squares or boxes are formed by using a variety of diagonal stitches. Varying the color of diagonal stitches can create distinctive patterns.
Below is a gallery of charted needlepoint box stitches you might like to try.
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You might also try to experiment with some needlepoint diagonal and straight stitches. I have created diagrams so you can easily follow the stitch directions.
Also, there is a stitch of a month page on the ANG (American Needlework Guild) website that you might be interested to explore.
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