Alternating Flat Stitch
Uses: Clothes, Buildings, Borders (one or more rows), Foliage, Backgrounds, Sky, Clouds
Begin stitching in the right hand corner starting with a Continental stitch. Below this, create a stitch traveling over 2 canvas intersections. Now, sew one over 3 and 4 intersections. Finish the square stitching over 3, 2 and then back down to 1. Repeat this process over again to create another square. Be sure to make each square traveling in the oposite direction from the previous one.