Geometric Cross Stitch Guide
Geometric Cross Stitch pattern is the original and signature design of Ritacuna. Most of the geometric patterns created by Ritacuna are inspired from pet and wild animals, ocean fish and mammals, beautiful scenery, and Disney characters. The shapes are minimalist and modern so it is perfect for your modern DIY decor and handmade gifts. I used quite a lot of colors for such small patterns to create subtle color effects, which makes the natural change of colors.
Several years ago saw some nice photos of geometric embroidery animals on Pinterest and I wanted to apply it into cross stitch pattern. Full stitches can’t make a smooth change of colors in a small design so finally I tried using 3/4 stitches. I believed that at that time I was the first one to make geometric cross stitch pattern in this style.
Though looking complicated, this type of cross stitch patterns is not difficult to make. However, three quarter stitches are not familiar with some cross-stitchers so I give some instruction below. From left to right: 1/4 stitch, 1/2 stitch, 3/4 stitch, full stitch.
How to read and cross stitch geometric pattern:
Ritacuna geometric cross stitch pattern will look like this. Color blocks are in triangle shapes with a “diagonal line” separating two colors where there will be two colors in each square.
The two small triangles in a square is the symbol of 3/4 stitches. Normally you can easily do it in 11 count or 14 count Aida, for 18 count or higher it will be a little more difficult. However, with high count fabric, you can totally replace 3/4 stitches with 1/2 stitches. The effect is still the same. In the photo below I use 1/2 stitches on 18 count Aida. It will be easier and save you a lot of time.
Note: The cat is the feedback from a customer, cross stitched on 14 count Aida. I take it as an example because it has similar colors 🙂