I wrote about the Diamond Stitch in a recent #smallspacesunday post. It's versatility goes way beyond a small space stitch.
I call this stitch the Large Diamond. Imagine the gray lines as a matte thread and the aqua crosses as a metallic. I share that info now because it helps demonstrate the control this stitch gives you.
In the example above, the diamond is three rows both above and below the cross. After you add the cross, it results in a moderate metallic accent. If you want more of a metallic accent, consider doing only two rows above and below. Or, if you want less metallic, consider doing four plus rows above and below.
The intersection alternatives provide even more ways to emphasize (or de-emphasize) the metallic. This stitch can be so glamorous or understated, which makes it a great option for many spaces.
You may notice the stitched sample on whimsicalstitch.com's Instagram page has four rows above and below the diamond. This stitch is wildly flexible to fit your stitching contrast needs.
This stitch diagram, along with other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on www.pinterest.com/whimsicalstitch/whimsicalwednesday.
If you like what you see on this blog, want to learn some very creative decorative stitches, and how to put them all together, whimsicalstitch.com sells stitch guides for seasonal Melissa Shirley designs. 17 guides are currently available and more are in the pipeline.
I hope you have the perfect space for this stitch and enjoy it!