Updated February 22, 2022.
This delightful stitch combines small blocks of Diagonal Mosaic in both directions with Cross Stitches to create a lovely pattern. I call the stitch Cristeros after the early 20th-Century rebellion in Mexico portrayed in the movie For Greater Glory.
Because the individual “flowers” of this stitch are hard to see, the diagram on the left has a single flower. If you wanted to highlight these I would space them randomly and surround them with a small open stitch, such as T Stitch.
I found it easiest to make this stitch if I stitched all the Diagonal Mosaics first, then filled in the Cross Stitches. I stitched it in horizontal rows, although you could stitch it in “rounds, going around each opening for the Cross Stitches.
I made all my Cross Stitches in one thread, but you could do them in several threads.
I used an old overdyed Persian Wool and a random white thread from my scrap bag for this stripe.
Come back Friday for the next stripe!