As I saw earlier this week, Gingham is everywhere. It makes a great background as you can see from the picture above. Gingham is also a versatile pattern, you can make it in any color and it can have squares of any size.
To make a stitched gingham, you’ll need three colors of thread:
a second color intermediate between white and the first color
You can use any square stitch. Usually, this is either a Tent or a Box Stitch. The diagrams below show three sizes of gingham: Tent, Mosaic, and Scotch.
To stitch gingham, you’ll need to make every other stitch in the intermediate color. Then you’ll fill in the open spaces with stitches in either white or the primary color. Alternate the colors row by row. In the diagrams, you can see this through the different symbols.
This mini-sock shows a couple of the ginghams, so you can compare sizes.
On Monday, come back for instructions on making a personalized gingham ornament.