Updated July 27, 2021.
This classic needlepoint pattern is adapted more than the others. I took an Anne Orr pattern, done in Tent Stitch, and adapted it to Bargello Needlepoint stitches. It’s Bargello, but with an important difference. Click on the picture above for the full-size chart.
There is no overlap between stitches. Normally, in Bargello needlepoint, the step between stitches is a portion of the entire length of the stitch. Here it is the entire stitch. The end result is rows of Straight Gobelins, or Satin Stitches, made into a regular pattern.
Notice that the pattern has outlined diamonds in one color and that inside each diamond is a smaller diamond stitched in two colors. The order of these colors changes, making a counterchange ornament.
By making the pattern this way, the resulting fabric has horizontal lines running through it and is considerably less sturdy than other Bargello patterns. I have also found that it distorts more when it is being stitched. Keep this in mind when you are choosing where to use it.