All hail the small crown stitch! It’s a great all-purpose stitch that adds pizazz to any area it is in.
The stitched sample uses size 8 DMC perle cotton on the wall of an adorable Melissa Shirley 3D house (18 mesh) DMC from my friends at Aristeia Needlepoint in Santa Monica.
This versatile stitch is great for trees, roofs, walls, water, and clothing. It would be cute to leave an empty row in between the horizontal columns, which would enhance any shading on the canvas. That technique would be great for little choppy waves with a lightweight metallic. I would love to see someone use two different threads (color or finish or both) for a roof or clothing. Clearly, you can flip it in or turn it 90° to accentuate a specific direction.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Please enjoy! Have a wonderful #whimsicalwednesday!
A Note about Diagrams
I use color in diagrams to make them as clear as possible. The primary function of different colored lines is to illustrate a stitch sequence. For example, the layering of colors demonstrates you add them in that order. They can also provide ideas on how to integrate additional threads (one line for each color). Or, you can use the same thread for all color lines. That's where I encourage you to use your imagination for the space you are stitching!