Also known as: leviathan stitch, smyrna cross stitch

Double cross stitches are generally used as filler stitches. It is very easy to make with one cross stitch done diagonally over the other.

It is an advantage to know the cross stitch, before you begin with this stitch. I will work between two stitch lines to illustrate this lesson.

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Fig 1: Make a cross stitch between A,B,C,D.
We continue to make another cross over this one. So, bring the needle out through E.
  Fig 2: Now, take the needle in through F, to bring it out through G, as illustrated.
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Fig 3: Finish the stitch to get a star like shape.   Fig 4: Repeat the process to make a series of stars like this. Make sure to follow the same sequence for each star, to maintain uniformity.