46 Diagonal Stitches For Needlepoint

46 Diagonal Stitch Variations

I started with 4 diagonal stitches and hunted for the rest.

Ended up with 46 needlepoint diagonal stitch types I just had to chart for ease of reference. Hope you find them useful.

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If you want to cross junctions of canvas threads, diagonal stitches are the best.

They are excellent for backing, background, designs, and light texture. Some are snag proof but many will distort your canvas unless worked on a frame.

Even when worked on a frame, you will find that "blocking" the finished project using diagonal stitches will be necessary.

Needlepoint Diagonal Stitches:

CLICK HERE to download a free PDF File of 46 Diagonal Stitches.

Needlepoint Diagonal Stitches: The first 23 stitches

Alternating Continental Needlepoint Stitch

Alternating Continental Stitch

Arrowhead Needlepoint Stitch

Arrowhead Stitch

Basketweave Needlepoint Stitch

Basketweave Stitch

Byzantine Scotch Stitch #4

Byzantine Scotch Stitch

Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch #1

Byzantine Stitch #1

Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch #2

Byzantine Stitch #2

Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch #3

Byzantine Stitch #3

Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch #4

Byzantine Stitch #4

Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch #5

Byzantine Stitch #5

Criss Cross Hungarian Needlepoint Stitch

Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch

Diagonal Beaty Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Beaty Stitch

Diagonal Greek Cross Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Greek Cross Stitch

Diagonal Hungarian Ground Stitch

Diagonal Hungarian Ground Stitch

Diagonal Knitting Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Knitting Stitch

Diagonal I Stitch

Diagonal I Stitch

Diagonal Stem Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Stem Stitch

Diagonal Stripe Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Stripe Stitch

Diagonal Upright Cross Needlepoint Stitch

Diagonal Upright Cross Stitch

Encroaching Oblique Stitch

Encroaching Oblique Stitch

Giant Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Giant Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Giant Knitting Needlepoint Stitch

Giant Knitting Stitch

Half Cross Stitch Vertical

Half Cross Stitch Vertical

Half Cross Stitch Horizontal

Half Cross Stitch Horizontal

Interlocking Gobelin Needlepoint Stitch

Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Needlepoint Diagonal Stitches: 23 more to choose from

Irregular Byzantine Needlepoint Stitch

Irregular Byzantine Stitch

Irregular Continental Needlepoint Stitch

Irregular Continental Stitch

Irregular Jacquard Needlepoint Stitch

Irregular Jacquard Stitch

Jacquard Needlepoint Stitch

Jacquard Stitch

Kalem Needlepoint Stitch

Kalem Stitch

Kennan Needlepoint Stitch

Kennan Stitch

Knitting Needlepoint Stitch

Knitting Stitch

Lazy Kalem Needlepoint Stitch 

Lazy Kalem Stitch

Lazy Knitting Needlepoint Stitch

Lazy Knitting Stitch

Milanese Color Variation Needlepoint Stitch

Milanese Color Variation

Needlepoint Stem Stitch

Needlepoint Stem Stitch

Nobuko Stitch for Needlepoint

Nobuko Stitch

Oblique Slav Needlepoint Stitch

Oblique Slav Stitch

Oriental Stitch for Needlepoint

Oriental Stitch

Padded Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Padded Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch 2 by 2

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch 4 by 4

slanted Gobelin Stitch 4 by 4

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Split Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Split Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Staircase Needlepoint Stitch

Staircase Stitch

Tent Stitch Horizontal

Tent Stitch Horizontal

Tent Stitch Vertical

Tent Stitch Vertical

CLICK HERE to download a free PDF File of 46 Diagonal Stitches.

Ok. it's time to practice. Get out your leftover needlepoint canvas and yarn and chose any of the 46 needlepoint diagonal stitches above.

Before you know it, you will have a nice journal of stitches you can always refer to.

Diagonal stitches can easily be combined with straight stitches or leaf stitches for greater impact.  I have completed a diagram for all so you can easily follow the stitch directions.

Also, there is a great source at ANG (American Needlework Guild) website named "stitch of a month" which lists diagrams for other interesting stitches.


Share it with your friends and inspire them to try a stitching adventure.

Cheers!

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