Truth be told, I don't consider today's stitch a true small space stitch*. However, as I was examining my needlepoint pieces for #smallspacesunday inspiration, I found this stitch in a small space on one of my (ahem, many) fruit pillows. And, much to my surprise, I haven't covered this exact stitch yet (variations of, yes...this stitch, no). So, win win!
I give you Upright Tied Crosses in its purest form.
The stitched sample is a raspberry from a retired Melissa Shirley fruit pillow. It used DMC Perle Cotton with Frosty Rays as the X on top. The use of two threads was a perfect way to make this stitch pop in a small space.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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 and stitch concepts for Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, and Patience Brewster. 41 guides are currently available and more are in the pipeline.
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!
* I acknowledge this is not what I consider a pattern stitch. I consider #smallspacesunday a theme unto itself. :)