Zigzag Stitch

Example of the zigzag stitch. Example of the zigzag stitch.

The zigzag stitch is a simple technique, which looks like a row of cross stitches separated by vertical stitches. First a line of vertical stitches and of one direction of the diagonal stitches is embroidered, from left to right; upon the return of the needle, and working from right to left, the opposing diagonal stitches are made.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 180.
  • EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, Twickenham: Hamlyn Publishing, pp. 52, 54.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 24 January 2017).


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