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Quarter Stitches, Half Stitches
Mini Cross Stitch Lesson
Fractional stitches (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 stitches) are easy to do, but can be a little confusing when you see them for the first time on a pattern or chart.
Quarter, half, and three quarter stitches are used to give extra detail to a design.
This design (from Jeanette Crews Designs "Cattitudes. The Thirteenth Litter" (Yarn Tree item K7022)) uses quarter stitches to add more detail to the eyes and nose.
Fractional stitches are shown on the graph by a small symbol filling just a corner of the box. The stitches in the red circles are fractional stitches.
Stitched On Aida.
Stitched On Linen
over two threads.
1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 stitches are all shown the same way on a chart or pattern (with the smaller than normal symbol). You get to decide which stitch to use. Here are my suggestions:
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