How to count or identify stitches:
Each stitch is made over the plastic
where the lines of plastic cross each other (over the +). When you are
counting the stitches in our patterns, count each line of plastic as one
stitch except for the first outside plastic line. (see photo)
How to Stitch:
To make a stitch, bring your needle
up through the hole to the left and bottom of the +.
Then send your needle back down
through the hole to the right and top of the +. (see photo)
How to Stitch Cont.
Continue stitches in this manner,
working from left to right until you reach the end of your row.
Next, move down to the next row
and make your stitches in the same direction, only this time, stitch your
row from right to left.
To Start Working a Color:
To start, bring your needle and yarn
up through the first hole until there is only about 1/2" of yarn left under
the plastic canvas. Hold that "tail" of yarn under the canvas in the direction
that you will be stitching. As you stitch the first few stitches, make
sure to catch the "tail" of yarn in the underside stitches.
To End Working a Color:
To finish with a color or piece of
yarn simply flip your canvas over to see the wrong side of the project
and send your needle under several underside stitches. Cut yarn off.
Working with the Patterns:
To follow the patterns, stitch the
object first, then stitch the background color last.
Count the stitches on the pattern
to find out where your start location should be. Then count on the plastic
canvas to find you start location.
Our patterns show the stitches in
the actual colors for all objects. Fill in all background with the color
shown on the outline stitches of the pattern.