Elongated Loop Cross Stitch

8-Loop Cross Stitch (8-l cr st)


On the RS row, work the following step for a multiple of 8 sts:

Insert RN into next st, yo 4 times and knit the st, drawing 4 yos through the st.

On the WS row, work the following steps to create 8-l cr sts:

Step 1: Sl 8 sts wyib, dropping the yarnovers. This creates 8 elongated loops on the RN.

Step 2:  Insert LN into the second 4 of these loops and pass them over the first 4 loops. 

Step 3:  Return all 8 loops to LN. Now the loops should appear crossed on the LN. 

Step 4:  Knit the sts in the new order. 

Rep from Step 1 for each group of 8 sts.


This video tutorial explains both RS and WS rows of the

8-l cr st.

I have used this stitch in my Reed Shawl Pattern. We work this stitch over a multiple of 8 sts in this pattern.