or Double-Sided Cross Stitch is used when the Cross-Stitching
on a piece is to be
viewed on both sides of the fabric, as in table linens.
Whereas the regular Cross Stitch
is sewn in two passes,
the Reversible Cross Stitch is sewn in four. As you can
see from the diagrams below, the stitching on the reverse
side of the fabric forms crosses.
Note that, unlike the regular Cross Stitch, this variation
alternates the direction of the stitch on top; i.e. half
the stitches have the top stitch slanting one direction
and half the other. Therefore, this stitch is not suitable
for Counted Cross Stitch
, or other
embroidery where the cross is very small.