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« on: December 01, 2010 09:25:00 AM »

I'm doing a cross stitch from a pattern, and there are a few places where it calls for half a stitch. In other words the little square is split in half diagonally. Anyone got any ideas how I do this with cross stitch? If it was split vertically or horizontally I think I could do it, but being split diagonally is confusing me a little... help much appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010 01:31:41 PM »

It depends on what corner it is or what corner is filled in.

*For a top left you you would do a full bottom left to top right stitch then you would come back up through the middle and go to the top left.
*For a top right you would come up through the middle then go to to the top right, then do a full bottom right to top left stitch.
*For a bottom left you would start at the bottom left and go to the center, then do a full bottom right to top left stitch.
*For a bottom right stitch you do a full bottom left to top right stitch, the do a bottom right to center stitch.

Hopefully this makes sense.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010 11:34:20 AM »

Yeah that definitely helps for some of them!

How about if the square was half one colour and half another, though? What colour should the full stitch be? :s
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010 08:20:27 PM »

In those instances I go at it two different ways.

If it is a split square separating two individual things that will be outlined I will make two full center stitches, one of each color, then outline between between them.

If one of the objects is most definitely in the forefront then I make the whole center stitch to match that object, leaving the background element with only the half stitch.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010 07:47:16 AM »

Sounds sensible, I'll try that. Thanks a lot Smiley
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