Algerian Eye Variation Stitch
Uses: Isolated stitch, groupings
To stitch, work the long black stitches first. This should be in one color. With another colored thread, work the short red, fill-in stitches.
For a clean hole, you may wish to poke a center hole in the canvas with a large needle or knitting needle. You do not want to cut a hole. The center should be open enough to allow the threads to lay neatly in the middle.