How to Cross Stitch : How to Do French Knots in Cross Stitching

Hi. I’m Vickie Pavone on behalf of Expert
Village. In this series we’ll be talking about the basics of cross stitching. In this segment
we’re going to discuss the basic cross stitch called the French Knot. The French knot is
used for accents, dot your Is, periods, semi colon, colons and just make centers of flowers.
Come up from the back, you’re going to stretch your thread out and you’re going to wind it
around your needle. Two times minimum, six times maximum. Any less it won’t make a knot,
any more it just makes a mess. You’re going to hold this thread, you’re going to hold
the thread on the back so that it doesn’t come out so that a knot is formed and then
you’re going to pull your needle down through lightly so that now you have a knot. Again.
Come up from the back, take hold of your thread, wind it around at least twice, go back down
in the same hole, hold the thread so that the knot will form. And that is your basic
French knot.