Box Stitches for Needlepoint [With 36 Stitch Diagrams]

36 Needlepoint Box Stitch Variations

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.

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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.

CLICK HERE to download a free, PDF File of 36 Box Stitches

Cashmere Checker Needlepoint Stitch

Cashmere Checker Stitch

Diagonal Cashmere Stitch #2

Diagonal Cashmere Stitch

Diagonal Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Cashmere Stitch 1

Diagonal Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Mosaic Stitch

Diagonal Mosaic Stitch #2

Diagonal Mosaic Stitch #2

Diagonal Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Scotch Stitch

Diamond Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Diamond Scotch Stitch

Divided Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Divided Scotch Stitch

Dotted Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Dotted Scotch Stitch

Framed Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Framed Cashmere Stitch

Framed Diagonal Cashmere Stitch

Framed Diagonal Cashmere Stitch

Framed Diagonal Scotch Stitch

Framed Diagonal Scotch Stitch

Framed Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

Framed Mosaic Stitch

Framed Reversed Scotch Stitch

Framed Reversed Scotch Stitch

Framed Scotch Stitch

Framed Scotch Stitch

Framed Scotch Stitch Variation

Framed Scotch Stitch Variation

Giant Diagonal Mosaic Stitch

Giant Diagonal Mosaic Stitch

Horizontal Cashmere Stitch #2

Horizontal Cashmere Stitch #2

Horizontal Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Horizontal Cashmere Stitch

Horizontal Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

Horizontal Mosaic Stitch

Moorish Needlepoint Stitch

Moorish Stitch

Mosaic Checker Needlepoint Stitch

Mosaic Checker Stitch

Mosaic Stripe Needlepoint Stitch

Mosaic Stripe Stitch

Point Ruse Needlepoint Stitch

Point Ruse Stitch #1

Point Ruse Stitch #2

Point Ruse Sttich #2

Reversed Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Reversed Cashmere Stitch

Reversed Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

Reversed Mosaic Stitch

Reversed Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Reversed Scotch Stitch

Scotch Checker Needlepoint Stitch

Scotch Checker Stitch

Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Scotch Stitch

Staggered Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Staggered Cashmere Stitch

Triangular Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Triangular Scotch Stitch

Vertical Cashmere Needlepoint Stitch

Vertical Cashmere Stitch

​Vertical Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

 Vertical  Mosaic Stitch

Wide Moorish Needlepoint Stitch

Wide Moorish Stitch

Windowpane Scotch Needlepoint Stitch

Windowpane Scotch Stitch

CLICK HERE to download a free, PDF File of 36 Box Stitches

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.

How many of the box stitches have you tried?  Share with your friends and get them excited about trying new stitches.

Cheers!

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Guide to Needlepoint
Box Stitches

36 Box Stitches
Get this free PDF reference guide for 36 Needlepoint Box Stitches to have it handy whenever you need it.
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