Stripey Tree – Stripe 4 – Free Needlepoint Project

This is a bold combination of Cashmere Stitch & Smyrna Crosses

This is a bold combination of Cashmere Stitch & Smyrna Crosses

Because this stitch is a combination of two stitches, it’s great for a stripe that creates more ornaments for the tree. Pairs of Smyrna Crosses alternate with giant Reverse Cashmere Stitches to create a contemporary pattern to create Reverse Cashmere-Smyrna.

Reverse Cashmere Smyrna Cross

Reverse Cashmere Smyrna Cross

On the stitch chart, above, the Smyrna Crosses are represented as large cross stitches for clarity. The chart for Smyrna Cross is below.

smyrna cross stitch, diagrammed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

I used a hand-dyed silk perle for the green (unidentified) and red Neon Rays for the Smyrna Crosses.

Come back tomorrow for the next stitch.

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