Working from the seamless Japanese pattern I created a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to create Blackwork patterns.
Because the lines of the hemp leaf pattern are oblique, they can be hard to create in needlepoint. I think these lines look better when stitched as lines and that means Blackwork, either on its own or over Tent Stitch.
Remember that the original pattern is based on the shape of the hemp leaf and is call asanoha. I have created two patterns based on this. In the first, below, you can see the leaves pretty clearly.
The second pattern, below, is larger, so that the leaves will only be apparent in a larger area.
Remember that these are charted as traditional Blackwork charts, not as needlepoint diagrams. Each square in the chart represents a stitch going over two needlepoint threads. Therefore, the short oblique lines go over 4 threads in one direction and two in the other. The longer oblique lines go over a total of 8 threads in one direction and 4 in the other, divided into two stitches.