Cross and Twist Stitch

The cross and twist stitch. The cross and twist stitch.

The cross and twist stitch is a composite stitch that is worked by creating a cross stitch followed by a vertical straight stitch that pierces the ground material at the top and bottom of the cross stitch, and the thread is looped around the cross stitch in the centre, thus making a twisted chain stitch with a long tail. Also known as the moss stitch.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 45.
  • EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia. Twickenham: Hamlyn, pp. 92, 94.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 27 January 2017).



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