Cross-Stitch Tile Design

By  Jennifer Rodriguez for Always Time to Stitch 

size: 6"x6"

  • Cross-Stitch Tile Design


  • Wichelt Imports 28-count White Chocolate Linen, 12”x12”
  • Thread: The Gentle Art Shaker and Sampler Floss; DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Basic Supplies

  • embroidery needle, scissors, q-snap or hoop (optional)

Stitch Types

  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • Backstitch: 1 strand


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Pattern - Cross-Stitch Tile Design

  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Backstitch design using one strand DMC 310 Black.
  • 3. Mat and frame as desired.
  • Tip: To achieve the overdyed look, complete each stitch individually when using the sampler and shaker threads.