Work over two linen threads (or one block of 14-count Aida), using two strands of stranded cotton (floss) for cross stitch and one for backstitch. If it is more than seven stitches, it is best to cut the yam and join it in at the new position. Finishing a knitted project by making your own buttons will make it really individual. Gucci Tote Horsebit. The charts show an outline and then a version complete with blackwork patterns. The Queen stitch, Algerian eyes and four-sided stitch are pulled stitches and should form holes if pulled firmly - see page 106 for more advice. Buttonhole stitch is a very useful and versatile stitch and has been used to edge the Hardanger Diamond project (opposite). Gucci Tote Horsebit.