On this site we have included the directions for basic counted cross stitch, palette stitches (embroidery stitches that can be used to embellish a charted design), and ribbon embroidery stitches.
Just remember, there are as many variations to these stitches as there are designers who use them to enhance their cross stitch designs! The number of strands used, the fibers chosen, the size of the stitch and how they are used (singly, in a row, or in a mass) will all have an effect. Always read a designer's notes for best results. The following instructions are intended to serve as a basic guide. READ the directions for each stitch before beginning.