Crescents form swooping arcs and shapes to grace a counted canvas project! Mostly Crescents features a plethora of crescent shapes.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Explore several sizes and shapes of crescent stitches
  • Encourage stitchers to develop a natural stitching rhythm without reliance on stitch diagrams
  • Promote ease and confidence when stitching crescent stitches
  • Recommended for basic to intermediate stitchers


Crescent stitches are commonly associated with Jean Hilton, noted for the many “twisty” stitches she developed. 

This project explores layered crescents in two ways, angled crescents, tear drop crescents, crescents with tails, nautilus crescents, fleur de lis crescents and infinity crescents. Oval Rhodes, ray stitches, Hungarian diamonds, satin stitch, brick stitch, waffle stitches and triple leviathan stitches complete the design.

In addition to the Monochromatic color way in the large picture, Mostly Crescents is also available in three other color ways: Bold – Aquamarina canvas with orange, turquoise and purple threads; Grayscale – Pewter canvas with grays to black and red accent threads, and Pastel – Antique Blue canvas with pastel yellow, lavender, blue and pink threads.

Mostly Crescents is a companion to Mostly Amadeus, Mostly Jessicas, Fandango, Mostly Walnetos and Mostly Herringbones.

Duration 1 or 2 day class
Kit Materials 18 ct. mono deluxe canvas in color choice; DMC cotton floss; DMC and Presencia #8 pearl cottons; Kreinik #8 braids
Size 4 1/4" x 12", 76 x 216 stitches on 18 ct. canvas
Student Supplies 1 pair 10" and 1 pair 18" stretcher bars, tacks or staples; scissors for thread and metallic; laying tool; magnification and lighting if needed

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